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Harvey J. Cohen, MD, HS’65-’67, ’69-’71, has been named an Honorary Alumnus of the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) for his partnership and dedication to advancing the work of the School of Nursing. One of the world’s leading experts in geriatric oncology, Dr. Cohen is the Walter Kempner Professor of Medicine, director of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and a professor in the Duke University School of Nursing.

Mary Pauline “Polly” Johnson, MSN’80, RN, FAAN, is the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Johnson is president and CEO of the Foundation for Nursing Excellence, an organization committed to improving health outcomes of North Carolina residents through policies and practices that enhance the practice of nursing. She will receive the award during a ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Duke University School of Nursing has selected Judy G. Ozbolt, BSN’67, PhD, RN, FAAN, to receive the 2012 Distinguished Alumna Award. She will receive the award during a ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

A total of 175 students from Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University School of Medicine will convene March 21-22 at the School of Nursing to explore ways to promote optimal patient care and patient safety. 

Duke University School of Nursing is co-sponsoring the 2012 Beijing International Nursing Conference, June 7-10, 2012, in Beijing, China.

On February 7, 2012, Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD, and Joanne M. Pohl, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, will give the 2012 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on “Nurse-managed Health Centers: Linking Education, Research, Quality, and Practice” from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Duke University School of Nursing Auditorium. A reception will follow in Café DUSON. The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

On January 19, 2012, Barbara Nichols, former chief executive officer of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International, will give the Fifth Annual Global Health Lecture on "Perspectives on Globalization and Health Policy" from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Duke University School of Nursing Auditorium.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) ranks seventh among the nation’s online graduate nursing programs in the category of “faculty credentials and training,” according to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings which were publically released today.

Duke University School of Nursing now offers the Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner Specialty Concentration as part of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program.

Endorsed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Duke’s orthopedic concentration is designed to equip advanced practice nurses with the skills and knowledge to diagnose and manage musculoskeletal problems and to teach patients how to promote and maintain good health and quality of life.

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