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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Four School of Nursing doctoral students have been named Jonas Scholars by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.

PhD students Courtney Caiola, MSN, MPH, RN, and D. Dennis Flores, MSN, ACRN, have been selected to receive grants from the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program, which aims to increase the number of doctorally prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools nationwide.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Institute for Educational Excellence at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has named Drs. Helen Gordon, Sharon Hawks, and Kathy Trotter as its Teaching Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Teaching Fellowship program at DUSON provides opportunities for select faculty to continually develop their expertise in ways that will have a significant impact on the practice and science of nursing education.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Linda L. Davis, Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing, has been named Professor Emerita of Nursing at Duke University. She will retire in July 2012 but will continue work on a grant to help the U.S. Army develop a data collection instrument to identify emergence delirium in wounded warriors. Dr.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Seven Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) faculty graduated from doctor of nursing (DNP) degree programs this spring, bringing the number of doctorally-prepared full-time regular-rank faculty to seventy-two out of a total of seventy-nine. This represents an increase of doctorally-prepared faculty from seventy-seven percent in 2010 to ninety-one percent in 2012.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Eight individuals who have recently earned degrees in disciplines other than nursing from educational institutions across the country arrived at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) on June 2 for a six-week in-residence experience as Making a Difference in Nursing II (MADIN II) Scholars. MADIN II is a federally-funded nursing workforce diversity program committed to increasing the number of economically disadvantaged and underrepresented minorities in nursing.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Duke University School of Nursing will host the 2012 Clinical Instructor Intensive August 2-3 in the Christine Siegler Pearson Building at Duke University. The two-day intensive organized by the Institute for Educational Excellence will address strategies for developing and strengthening clinical education for pre-licensure nursing students.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A delegation of faculty from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will travel to China June 5-15 to participate in scholarly and cultural exchanges and to explore opportunities for educational exchange and research collaborations with top-tier Chinese educational and health care institutions.

Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN, professor at Duke University School of Nursing, has been selected by the American Nurses Association (ANA) board of directors to receive the 2012 ANA Honorary Recognition Award for her distinguished service to the nursing profession. She will receive the award during the ANA House of Delegates June 15-16 at National Harbor, Maryland.

Dorothy Powell, professor and associate dean for global and community health initiatives, and Eugenia Gil, an ABSN student and MADIN II Scholar, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the World Health Organization's Global Forum for Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers held May 16-17. Dr.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a global problem. According to the International Council of Nurses, eighty percent of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes and over a third of cancers could be prevented by eliminating shared risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol consumption.

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