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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Patients often recognize that a nurse is the health care professional with whom they and their families have the most direct contact. But they might not realize that nurses also are leaders in improving the quality of care and expanding access to care. That’s why May 6-12 is celebrated as National Nurses Week, an annual opportunity for communities to recognize the full range of nurses’ contributions.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Duke School of Nursing will receive $100,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. The $100,000 will be divided and awarded to 10 students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from a disadvantaged background and entering the ABSN program in the 2014/2015 academic year. Duke School of Nursing has received a total of $870,000 from the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program that has gone to support 87 students since the 2008/2009 academic year.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DUSON Assistant Professor Ryan Shaw is exploring how one of the most intriguing and cutting-edge pieces of technology, Google Glass, can help improve patient care. He is testing these devices to determine how they can be used in primary care settings. On Friday, May 2, Dr. Shaw, along with colleagues from Duke School of Nursing and the Duke Medicine Pickens Clinic, simulated scenarios where a doctor and nurse are in different locations but consulting in real time regarding a patient’s condition.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Duke University School of Nursing was recently named a National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE).

Friday, April 25, 2014

The ADAPT Center announces a special call for international research grants.  These grants are due May 26 and are for a maximum of $35,000 over 2 years.  Funding can be used for relationship building activities with international collaborators as well as direct research support.  Use the ADAPT small grants application to apply for these grants, but specify you are applying for an international research grant. 

Friday, April 25, 2014
The ADAPT Center is seeking proposals from nursing faculty interested in conducting research to better understand cognitive/affective symptom experience and symptom sequelae in chronic illness and how to ameliorate symptoms, symptom distress and symptom sequelae using an Adaptive Leadership framework and/or adaptive approaches.  Small grants (up to $15,000) will support research pilots that are of sufficient quality and rigor and have reasonable potential for obtaining extramural funding (grant and/or contract) to DUSON. Application
Monday, April 14, 2014

Melissa Batchelor-Aselage, a faculty member at Duke University School of Nursing, is one of the few gerontologists who are researching ways to preserve the health and dignity of persons with dementia during mealtimes.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A total of 79 students in the ABSN program, 139 in the MSN program, 57 students in the DNP program and two students in the PhD program will participate in graduation exercises Saturday, May 10.

This year’s graduation exercises will be at Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian Street in downtown Durham. A reception will immediately follow in the lobby on level 3.

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.

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