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Thursday, January 8, 2015

On February 5, 2015, Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, will give the 2015 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Duke University School of Nursing Auditorium. The title of his talk is "The future of nursing in an era of health reform: Implications for the basic and nurse practitioner workforces." A reception will follow in the Atrium. The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Friday, January 9, 2015

The results of more than five years of research on sex workers that identifies and describes how they access healthcare and determines predictors of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) will be the focus of “Sex Worker Health: San Francisco Style.” The presentation will be given by Charles Cloniger, MS, FNP, co-founder and clinical director of St. James Infirmary, an occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families in San Francisco.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 rankings of the best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and Duke University School of Nursing is recognized as the 6th best program in the United States.

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

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.

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.

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.