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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The new ABSN cohort participated in Project Homeless Connect this year for part of their N391 class and they were featured in the local Durham Voice newspaper.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. -- To mark the 2014 Prematurity Awareness Month, Duke University School of Nursing and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced a research collaboration to execute a first-of-its-kind study on the impact of continuous core temperature monitoring on very low birth weight infants.

Friday, October 31, 2014

On September 26, 2014, the Duke Chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (DAAMN) went to local medical magnet high school The City of Medicine Academy to give two presentations: "The Field of Nursing" and "Taking Vital Signs." Duke students Newt Turk, Joseph Iacino, Dan Arthur, Jamie Kanehl, John Barret, Spencer Scanlon, Kelsey Lapenas and Julia Martin taught three classes to 9th graders who have the opportunity to receive a CNA certification by the time they graduate.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Five Duke University School of Nursing faculty members are being inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing at their national conference October 16-18 in Washington, D.C. Constance Johnson, Robin Knobel, Katherine Pereira, Karin Reuter-Rice and Charles Vacchiano join a Duke family of 25 other FAANs in advancing the profession of nursing.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Duke University School of Nursing is now ninth in the country in the amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research, among 63 other schools of nursing receiving NIH funding, according to new federal data.

This is the highest NIH standing for the Duke School of Nursing, moving up two places from last year. As of October 2014, the School has received $4.24 million in research funding from the NIH.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Historically, a career path for nurses interested in working in the emergency department (ED) has not been clear. Traditionally, nurses interested in this area of practice worked in a variety of units within a hospital before transitioning into the ED. In recent years, new graduates have often begun their careers by transitioning directly into emergency nursing. This is a challenging setting, given that emergency nursing requires that the nurse provide competent care to patients across all developmental stages and across all stages of acuities.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Being on the front line of direct patient care, nurses act as liaisons and advocates between patients, their families and other health care professionals. It is because of this role, they greatly impact the successful recovery of patients especially following elective procedures and surgeries. Preventing complications from snowballing into a larger unintended problem called “cascade iatrogenesis” is the foundation for the research being conducted by DUSON Assistant Professor Deirdre Thornlow, PhD, RN, CPHQ.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

For more than 40 years, Dr. Terry Valiga has been committed to transforming nursing education in the pursuit of excellence.

That dedication and years of service were recognized last month during the annual Nursing League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit where Dr. Valiga was honored with the prestigious award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education.

“It is an honor and a meaningful illustration of the kind of impact one can have in a career and your commitment to the field. It is somewhat sobering and very meaningful,” said Dr. Valiga.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

(From Winter 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Angela Spivey

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