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Thursday, June 2, 2016

For many, conceiving a child is a special joy of life. For those who want to conceive but are unable, however, life can sometimes feel meaningless. Despite the emotional investment involved in reproduction and the millions who can't get pregnant or carry a baby to term, fertility is still a fairly untapped area of health care.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin is featured in the first DUSON 360 segment entitled "NIH Grant." In this segment, Merwin discusses her recent research grant award of nearly $3 million dollars.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Duke University School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing Program is now accepting applications for the first adult endocrinology specialty for nurse practitioners in the United States.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We’ve all seen the Facebook or YouTube video of a person who has just completed cancer treatment and is overcome with joy, ringing the bell and sounding the alarm that treatment is done. What often moves us, in addition to the patient’s celebration, are the joyful and sometimes tearful faces of the oncology nurses.

Oncology nurses are at the forefront of cancer care every step of the way – in explaining the diagnosis, administering treatments, managing side effects, supporting patients and their families, rejoicing during triumphs and offering words of comfort.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, associate professor and faculty lead for the graduate oncology specialty at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), assumed the role of president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) effective in April for a two-year term. Schneider was elected as president-elect last year for a one-year team.

Friday, May 20, 2016

DUSON Student Spotlight highlights the diverse background of our nursing students and their personal stories of dedication, leadership, perseverance and academic or community achievements.

DUSON shines a spotlight on DNP student Carmen Shaw from Charlotte, NC. Carmen graduated this May.

Q: What would people be surprised to know about you?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The month of May isn’t just about recognizing mothers and nurses. It is also designated as Older Americans Month. This is a time to acknowledge the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. This year’s theme is “Blaze a Trail,” which hopes to raise awareness on important issues facing older adults such as civic engagement, finances and wellness.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The National Institutes of Health, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, recently awarded Elizabeth “Beth” Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing and executive vice-dean of Duke University School of Nursing and her team, nearly $3 million for her study entitled “Reducing Health Disparities in SMI, Rural and Minority Populations.” The study will run for a four-year period.

Friday, May 6, 2016

DUSON Student Spotlight highlights the diverse background of our nursing students and their personal stories of dedication, leadership, perseverance and academic or community achievements.

DUSON shines a spotlight on DNP student Gina Wilson from Harrisburg, NC. Wilson will graduate in May 2016.

Q: What would people be surprised to know about you?

Friday, May 6, 2016

For more than 25 years, we have celebrated one of the largest segments of the U.S. workforce as a whole – NURSES. National Nurses Week is celebrated in honor of Florence Nightingale who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

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