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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Duke University School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner student Brittany Alexander has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship donated by Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens.

“Brittany was honored with this scholarship due to her excellent essay and having one of the highest grade point averages among all recipients,” said Michael Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP, director of the Duke’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. “Her essay succinctly illustrates the need for family nurse practitioners in a variety of settings, including retail clinics.”

Monday, March 31, 2014

Duke University School of Nursing and Durham Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center join forces for a unique opportunity for Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nurse Practitioners to develop expertise in the delivery of mental healthcare for military veterans.

A newly-launched PMH Nurse Practitioner Residency program at the Durham VA Medical Center is now accepting applications from PMH Nurse Practitioners who have less than a year of experience since graduating from a program of study. This is one of the few nurse practitioner residency programs in the country.

Friday, March 21, 2014

(From Winter 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Jim Rogalski

After six months of frequent visits to the island, diabetes patients saw their average weight, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and HbA1c (a measure of prolonged glucose levels) all drop. They reported feeling greater confidence in their ability to self-manage their disease and came away feeling they had discovered a valuable social support system.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Duke University School of Nursing will welcome alumni for the annual Nursing Reunion Weekend from April 10 to 12. Alumni who graduated from years ending in 4 and 9 along with the Half Century Club, which represents classes from 1933 to 1963, return to Duke to reconnect with friends and witness the ongoing growth and success of the School. Click here to register.

Friday, February 21, 2014

(From Winter 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Jim Rogalski

Located in the far Southeast Alaskan panhandle, off the coast of Ketchikan—a cruise ship haven—Prince of Wales Island doesn’t immediately conjure images of the wild Alaskan frontier of Jack London lore.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Click here for Dr. Amabile's live webcast presentation.

Teresa Amabile, PhD, the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor at Harvard Business School, is the 2014 Harriet Cook Carter keynote speaker at Duke University School of Nursing. She will be speaking about “The Progress Principle,” a book based on her research of what really makes people happy, motivated, productive and creative at work.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Leslie Mancuso gave an impassioned speech on the impact nurses can have on community health during the Dorothy L. Powell 7th Annual Global Health Lecture and Symposium.

Dr. Mancuso, the CEO and president of Jhpiego a global nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of women and families,  introduced herself as “first and foremost a nurse” and outlined how nurses are making important and lifesaving changes in areas around the world.                              

Friday, January 24, 2014

Internationally recognized nursing scholar and researcher Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be the featured speaker at the Duke University School of Nursing ADAPT Center and Office of Research Affairs’ “Journal Club” on Wednesday, February 5. The presentation, “Mixed-Methods Research and the Binary that Continues to Bind,” will be held in the Clipp Research Building, Room 1017 from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dr. Ryan Shaw’s commitment to fitness and health is evident when you first meet him. Lean and athletic, Dr. Shaw is known around Duke School of Nursing for running marathons. He even trained for a Half-Ironman Triathlon while working on his dissertation.

“It was a source of stress relief for me,” Dr. Shaw said with a laugh.

One of the newest faculty members at the School of Nursing, Dr. Shaw’s research is focused on health, chronic diseases and how new technology can help bridge the gap between patient and health care provider.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Teaching Conversations
Bring your lunch and join the Institute for Educational Excellence from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, Pearson 1009 for featured presenter Ethan Cicero, who will be be speaking about the topic ”Teaching Students to Care for Transgender Patients and Families.”