DUSON has been awarded a 2010 “Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing” award by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN). The award recognizes DUSON’s significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing, providing men a supportive educational environment, and educating faculty, students, and the community about the contributions men have made and continue to make to the nursing profession.
On Friday, September 24, 2010, Dean Catherine Gilliss and Dr. John Brion accepted the award on behalf of the School at an awards banquet during the annual AAMN conference, hosted this year by DUSON in Durham, N.C., on September 24th and 25th.
DUSON has devoted considerable resources to the recruitment and retention of male students and faculty to create a school that is inclusive of men at all levels of the academic community. Duke’s AAMN Chapter, established in September 2008, coordinates networking and community service activities that foster a supportive, encouraging environment for men at the Duke School of Nursing and the Duke University Medical Center.