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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.

Duke University School of Nursing graduates gathered with friends, family, and members of the community at the Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center on Saturday, December 10, 2011, for the Duke University School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony.

This year twenty-eight Master of Science in Nursing, fourteen Post-master's Certificate, and one Doctor of Nursing Practice students completed graduation requirements, joining sixty-one new Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) graduates to celebrate a milestone in their professional careers.

This summer, Duke University School of Nursing student Rhiann Maiden spent four weeks immersed in the health care and culture of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. As a part of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Rhiann traveled to Saint Vincent to gain valuable cultural and hands-on experience that would enhance her specialization as a family practice Nurse Practitioner (NP). Before leaving, Rhiann listed several objectives for her experience.

During an era where cutbacks in funding, changes in tenure processes, and a proliferation of online courses are causing some to doubt the future of higher education, there is also a resurgence of focus on master teachers and teaching excellence.

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