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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.

Duke University School of Nursing recognized seven faculty members for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony on May 11, 2012.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) held its 2012 Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, honoring its recent graduates.

One hundred seventy-four  students participated in the ceremony, representing the School’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and PhD degree programs.

At the Duke University School of Nursing annual awards ceremony on May 11, 2012, two of the School’s doctoral students were honored for their exemplary work.