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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.

Contact: Jeanette Kent, 412/859-6246

LOS ANGELES, CA – Donald Bailey, Jr., PhD, RN, presented the 2011 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) State-of-the-Science Lecture, “Illness Uncertainty in Adult Cancer Patients,” today during the ONS 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research in Los Angeles. Bailey is an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC.

On February 3, 2011, Russell Porter, the Coordinator of the U.S.

Duke University School of Nursing will host the 2011 Winter Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) February 10-13 at the Washington Duke Inn. Theme for the gathering will be "The Human Genome and Personalized Medicine: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Prevention and Treatment in a Diverse Society." More than 35 individuals from across the nation are expected to attend.

DURHAM, NC -- February 11, 2011 -- It’s a long way from Sisseton, South Dakota, to Durham, but Barbara Dahlen, PhD, RN, was willing to make the trek in order to participate in the 2011 Intensive Winter Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) in Durham this weekend. Dahlen is part of a cadre of scholars from across the nation attending this year’s Institute.

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