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Bei Wu, PhD, joined the faculty of the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) in January 2011. In addition to her position at DUSON, Dr. Wu holds faculty membership in the Center for the Study of Aging and in the Duke Global Health Institute. She also holds adjunct professor/senior fellow positions at three academic institutions in China. Dr. Wu’s areas of research expertise include gerontology and global health.

Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) at the ACCM Convocation/Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Awards Presentation on Monday, January 17, 2011, in San Diego, California. As part of the SCCM, the College helps foster the Society's mission by recognizing the highest achievements in multiprofessional critical care.

On December 10, 2010, the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the Honor Society of Nursing, inducted 97 students from the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs at the Duke University School of Nursing.

DUSON has been awarded a 2010 “Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing” award by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN). The award recognizes DUSON’s significant efforts in  recruiting and retaining men in nursing, providing men a supportive educational environment, and educating faculty, students, and the community about the contributions men have made and continue to make to the nursing profession.

Sunday, May 16, 2010 was graduation day at Duke University and the School of Nursing graduated nearly 300 students with Bachelor, Masters, Post Masters, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees. Several things struck me as I sat through the ceremony and listened to the speakers, descriptions of the various accomplishments and awards presented to students.

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