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Monday, February 11, 2013

Dr. Linda Schwartz, a Vietnam veteran and an advocate for veterans and their families, spoke during the 50th annual Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Duke University School of Nursing.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Durham, NC…More than 5 million Americans aged 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and these numbers are predicted to double by 2050. In North Carolina, an estimated 170,000 older adults suffer from dementia, with that number expected to rise to 300,000 by 2030.

Although dementia is recognized as an important and persistent problem among older adults, most health care providers do not have the specialized knowledge or skills to recognize the early stages of dementia nor adequately assess and manage the late stages of this disease.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, assistant professor of nursing at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), and a health services researcher at both DUSON and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), has received a three-year research award funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the comparative effectiveness of rehabilitation services for stroke survivors.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The US health care system is at a critical juncture. As the largest component of the healthcare workforce, nurses are increasingly called upon to coordinate and fill gaps in the care of patients while playing a crucial leadership role in how that care is administered. And as their role expands, today’s nurses must graduate with not only the skills demanded by current technology but also the capacity for life-long learning, the ability to adapt and implement innovations yet to come.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Researchers from the Duke University School of Nursing are examining the brain’s ability to compensate for—and thus mask—potential dysfunction following a concussion. Most mental tests used after someone suffers a mild brain injury such as a concussion are not able to quantify the magnitude of the injury because of ‘‘cognitive reserve” or the brain’s ability to compensate in the short-term and function at what appears to be a relatively normal level.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

For the first time, an organization primarily providing anesthesia care at a military facility, earned the prestigious “Clinical Instructors of the Year” Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Nominated for this award by faculty of the Duke University School of Nursing, the four Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who represent Performance Anesthesia are Ray Brezinski, John White, Rick Hand, and Mike Kapp. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Posing with her grandfather is Kristi Lee Hendricks, a graduate of the ABSN program and the student speaker at the ceremony.

Duke University School of Nursing graduates gathered with friends, family, and members of the community at the Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center on Saturday, December 8, 2012, for the Duke University School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Former U.S. Surgeon General, David Satcher, M.D., PhD, will discuss methods to eliminate health disparities around the world at the Duke University School of Nursing’s 6th Annual Global Health Lecture and Research Seminar on Jan. 24, 2013.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kirsten Corazzini, PhD, has been selected as a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The status of fellow is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections. Corazzini, who was selected for the Health Sciences section, received formal recognition of her status at a reception on November 15 during GSA’s 65th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California.