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Duke University School of Nursing students produced two of the three winning videos from this year’s “Get the Picture” Patient Education Video Competition organized by iNet (Innovative Nursing Education Technologies). A panel of judges from Western Carolina University selected the winning videos, and each team received a $1,000 award.

Barbara S. Turner, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Duke University School of Nursing Professor and Chair of the School’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, has been named by the Duke University Board of Trustees as the Elizabeth P. Hanes Professor of Nursing, effective July 1, 2011. Designation as a distinguished professor is the highest honor that Duke University awards to its faculty members.

Susan Denman, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, an associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), has been awarded a Fulbright grant that will allow her to help integrate evidence-based nursing principles into education and practice at the Universidad de Las Americas (UDLA) School of Nursing in Quito, Ecuador.

Margaret (Midge) T. Bowers, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, assistant professor, co-coordinator of the family nurse practitioner instructional area, and lead faculty of the adult nurse practitioner-cardiovascular specialty at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), has been selected for advancement to Associate of the American College of Cardiology (A.A.C.C.) status.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) rose to seventh place in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate schools of nursing in the United States. In the previous ranking, released in 2007, DUSON was rated 15th.

U.S. News and World Report also ranked specialized programs within the master of science in nursing degree. DUSON’s pediatric nursing program ranked fifth nationally; the adult nurse practitioner program, tenth; gerontology, tenth; the anesthesiology program ranked eleventh.

Duke University School of Nursing has selected Linda M. Markee, BSN’63, to receive the 2011 Humanitarian Award. Markee is trustee, founding board member, and secretary of Haiti Foundation of Hope (HFH). She will receive the award during a ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

Duke University School of Nursing has selected Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN, to receive the 2011 Distinguished Alumna Award. Dr. Lake is associate professor of nursing, associate professor of sociology, associate director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lake will receive the award during a ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, will receive the 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Award from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) on Friday, April 8, 2011. Dr. Anderson serves as the Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing at DUSON.

Following the 10 a.m. awards ceremony in the School of Nursing Auditorium, Dr. Anderson will present the 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Lecture entitled “Connecting Care and Outcomes through Local Interactions in Nursing Homes:  Improving Care through Nursing Management Practices” from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Donna A. Harris, BSN ‘71, is the recipient of the 2011 Trailblazer in Nursing Award from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). In 1967, Harris was the first African American to enter DUSON, paving the way for other minorities to pursue nursing degrees at Duke. She will receive the Trailblazer Award during a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

Beth McCawley, MSN, RN, DRAH ACNO, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice student from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), is co-chairing a new group at Duke University Health System (DUHS) that is conducting systematic reviews of research literature which will ultimately be used to establish clinical practice guidelines.

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