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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Patients 60 years of age and older are often readmitted into an acute care hospital within 30 days of discharge. These readmissions can be costly for the patient and the facility. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, nearly one in five of all hospital patients covered by Medicare are readmitted within 30 days, accounting for $15 billion a year.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program launches the new DNP Executive Leadership Specialty beginning in fall 2017.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is now ranked number 1 in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) in its 2018 Best Graduate Nursing Schools rankings. In addition, the school’s Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program jumped two slots to also be named the number 1 DNP Program by USNWR.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Over the past several decades, the labor force and the levels of education have changed for women. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 65 million women had jobs and 53 percent worked in three industries that employed the most women including education and health services.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has a rich history in educating women leaders in nursing.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 30 and 31. This year’s theme is “Promoting Deeper Learning.”

Monday, February 20, 2017

In 2015, four Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) PhD students were infuriated by strong images and even stronger feelings after several violent incidents took place across the country. From the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to the deaths of three dental students in Chapel Hill, individuals in our community began having conversations to spark change.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Duke University Direct Observation and Interprofessional Clinic recently treated its 1,000th patient! Duke University schools of nursing and medicine faculty members and students care for patients in this after-hours clinic, which is open four days a week from 5 to 9 p.m.

Launched in 2015, the clinic provides urgent care services to patients from the Duke University Hospital emergency room who present with less acute symptoms and provides students with an opportunity to provide patient care while being observed by faculty members.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Duke Emergency Nursing Students (DENS), in partnership with the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), is launching TurnTheTideNC on Monday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in collaboration with the United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy’s national tour, TurnTheTideRx. The keynote speaker is RADM Susan Orsega, chief nursing officer for the U.S. Public Health Services.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A hospital discharges a man after surgery with instructions to change his wound dressing three times a day and refrigerate his medication.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor estimated that the field of nursing would experience a job growth of 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, which created a need for qualified nurses. This need combined with the need for nurses with the knowledge to effectively treat the health challenges of today caused the Institute of Medicine to release a report recommending that the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate and advance nursing degrees increase to 80 percent by 2020.

So how do you increase your chances of being accepted into nursing school?

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