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Friday, December 12, 2014

ABSN Program Streamlines Enrollment Process for Prospective Students

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On the heels of the 26th annual World AIDS Day, we may ask ourselves what has been achieved in the three decades since the epidemic first began. According to the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, “Nearly half of all Americans with HIV live in the South, with prevalence rates in Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana now at 200 per 100,000 people—a rate surpassed in the U.S. only by the heavily populated Northeast.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Earlier this month, Duke University School of Nursing Student Council achieved a momentous goal and packaged 12,000 meals in less than two hours for the international hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now.

The event brought together students from all four DUSON programs as well as students from Duke’s Schools of Medicine, Divinity, Engineering and the Physician Assistant program and the Physical Therapy program. Family members, staff from the Duke Human Vaccine Institute as well as friends, community members and students from area K-12 schools also pitched in to help.

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.