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Friday, October 3, 2014

Being on the front line of direct patient care, nurses act as liaisons and advocates between patients, their families and other health care professionals. It is because of this role, they greatly impact the successful recovery of patients especially following elective procedures and surgeries. Preventing complications from snowballing into a larger unintended problem called “cascade iatrogenesis” is the foundation for the research being conducted by DUSON Assistant Professor Deirdre Thornlow, PhD, RN, CPHQ.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

For more than 40 years, Dr. Terry Valiga has been committed to transforming nursing education in the pursuit of excellence.

That dedication and years of service were recognized last month during the annual Nursing League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit where Dr. Valiga was honored with the prestigious award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education.

“It is an honor and a meaningful illustration of the kind of impact one can have in a career and your commitment to the field. It is somewhat sobering and very meaningful,” said Dr. Valiga.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

(From Summer 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Angela Spivey

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Duke University School of Nursing Health Equity Academy is recruiting its next cohort of students! The Health Equity Academy (HEA) is a federally-funded nursing workforce diversity project committed to the development of minority nurse leaders with an understanding of and commitment to addressing the relationship between social determinants of health, health access, health disparities and health equity.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Duke University School of Nursing has selected Cesar Garcia Aviles as its University Scholar for 2014-2015. Aviles is pursuing his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program in Rwanda, one of the largest health reform initiatives undertaken by a single country, has entered its third year, and several faculty members who were recruited to represent Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) deployed in August. Designed to address Rwanda’s shortage of highly qualified physicians, nurses, midwives and other health care workers, this multi-million dollar project aims to build the health education infrastructure and workforce necessary to create a high quality, sustainable health care system in Rwanda.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beginning in January 2015, the Duke University School of Nursing will offer a new major for students interested in working in women’s health as part of the school’s Master of Science in Nursing Program. Applications to the program are currently being accepted.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Queen Utley-Smith Named National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellow

The Duke University School of Nursing’s own Dr. Queen Utley-Smith has been inducted as a Fellow into the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Last summer we met with a group of graduating ABSN students to collect words of wisdom about surviving and thriving in nursing school. We were developing a publication specifically for incoming ABSN students who were not only new to nursing but also beginning a challenging accelerated 16-month program of study.

Friday, August 8, 2014

(From Summer 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Dave Hart

Every nurse knows that during the course of a career, and sometimes in the course of a single day, nursing professionals wear a hundred hats: caregiver, administrator, technician, troubleshooter, liaison, sounding board, and countless others. Nancy Short, DrPH, MBA’91, BSN’76, thinks it’s past time to add another one: health policy advocate.