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Scholarships will support Duke University School of Nursing in training a demographically representative pool of nursing professionals

Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, NP, FCCM, assistant professor at Duke University School of Nursing and School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; and co-editor Beth Bolick, DNP, NP, from Rush University, are launching a new pediatric acute care textbook that is the first of its kind. According to Dr. Reuter-Rice, "Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide for Interprofessional Practice" is the first-ever attempt to approach the care of the acutely ill child from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will host the 2011 Clinical Instructor Intensive August 12-13 in the Christine Siegler Pearson Building at Duke University. The two-day intensive organized by the Institute for Educational Excellence will cover clinical teaching strategies for developing and strengthening clinical education for pre-licensure nursing students.

Duke University School of Nursing has received a $646,514 federal grant to provide distance-based education for rural nurses who want to become certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).

A new study by Duke University faculty member Bei Wu, PhD, finds that older blacks and Mexican-Americans are more likely to have decayed and missing teeth than are non-Hispanic white individuals. They are also less likely to visit the dentist for checkups.

Mark Toles, PhD, RN, one of the two first graduates of the Duke University School of Nursing PhD degree program, is among seven individuals nationwide who have been named 2011-2013 Claire M. Fagin Fellows. The distinguished Claire M. Fagin Fellowship Program is part of the multi-million dollar Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Program that fosters expert researchers, academicians, and practitioners to lead the field of gerontological nursing and ultimately improve the care of older adults.

Ten undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in disciplines other than nursing at educational institutions across the country arrived at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) 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 underrepresented minorities in nursing.

Faculty and staff from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) helped create successful virtual poster sessions that won a 2011 Campus Technology Innovators Award.

In the seventh annual Campus Technology Innovators Award competition, ten winners were selected in six categories, out of 393 nominations submitted from higher education institutions around the globe. DUSON’s entry, called Immersive Virtual Poster Sessions, received the award in the Education Futurists category.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) held its 2011 Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, honoring its recent graduates. One hundred sixty-three 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, 2011, two of the School’s doctoral students were honored for their exemplary work.

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