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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Duke University School of Nursing Health Equity Academy is recruiting its next cohort of students! The Health Equity Academy (HEA) is a federally-funded nursing workforce diversity project committed to the development of minority nurse leaders with an understanding of and commitment to addressing the relationship between social determinants of health, health access, health disparities and health equity.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Duke University School of Nursing has selected Cesar Garcia Aviles as its University Scholar for 2014-2015. Aviles is pursuing his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program in Rwanda, one of the largest health reform initiatives undertaken by a single country, has entered its third year, and several faculty members who were recruited to represent Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) deployed in August. Designed to address Rwanda’s shortage of highly qualified physicians, nurses, midwives and other health care workers, this multi-million dollar project aims to build the health education infrastructure and workforce necessary to create a high quality, sustainable health care system in Rwanda.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beginning in January 2015, the Duke University School of Nursing will offer a new major for students interested in working in women’s health as part of the school’s Master of Science in Nursing Program. Applications to the program are currently being accepted.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Queen Utley-Smith Named National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellow

The Duke University School of Nursing’s own Dr. Queen Utley-Smith has been inducted as a Fellow into the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Last summer we met with a group of graduating ABSN students to collect words of wisdom about surviving and thriving in nursing school. We were developing a publication specifically for incoming ABSN students who were not only new to nursing but also beginning a challenging accelerated 16-month program of study.

Friday, August 8, 2014

(From Summer 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Dave Hart

Every nurse knows that during the course of a career, and sometimes in the course of a single day, nursing professionals wear a hundred hats: caregiver, administrator, technician, troubleshooter, liaison, sounding board, and countless others. Nancy Short, DrPH, MBA’91, BSN’76, thinks it’s past time to add another one: health policy advocate.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rapid changes in learning technologies are creating a sense of urgency – and opportunity – in higher education.  Educators often think that they could make a significant difference in the lives of their students if only they had the opportunity to dedicate themselves to educational innovation.  Thanks to the 2014 CATALYST Awards, five members of DUSON’s faculty are getting the chance to spend a year putting their best ideas into action.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summertime might mean vacations at the mountains, or the beach for some, but for the faculty of the School of Nursing, summer is anything but being laid back. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, they are engaged around the world expanding their knowledge and sharing their expertise.

We asked the classic question, “So what will you be doing during the summer break?” The following is just a snapshot of some of the answers we received about the activities keeping DUSON Faculty busy this summer:

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