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The Office of Admissions and Student Services at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will host its 2011 Duke Days on Friday, July 29; Monday, August 1; and Friday, August 5. One hundred and forty-one applicants to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree program have been invited to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, students, and alumni and tour the Center for Nursing Discovery, Duke University Medical Center, and the Duke campus.

Duke University School of Nursing will host this year’s Innovative Nursing Education Technologies (INET) conference on August 5, 2011. This event is free and open to the public

According to Mary Barzee, INET Program Coordinator, the 2011 conference has three main objectives: to explore innovative teaching strategies for on-campus and distance learning; to demonstrate new technologies and techniques that support nursing education; and to identify creative strategies for engaging learners in competency-based learning.

Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, NP, FCCM, assistant professor at Duke University School of Nursing and School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; and co-editor Beth Bolick, DNP, NP, from Rush University, are launching a new pediatric acute care textbook that is the first of its kind. According to Dr. Reuter-Rice, "Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide for Interprofessional Practice" is the first-ever attempt to approach the care of the acutely ill child from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will host the 2011 Clinical Instructor Intensive August 12-13 in the Christine Siegler Pearson Building at Duke University. The two-day intensive organized by the Institute for Educational Excellence will cover clinical teaching strategies for developing and strengthening clinical education for pre-licensure nursing students.

On June 30 Duke officials signed a three-year agreement with the Wuhan University School of Public Health in China to collaborate in the fields of nursing and global health. Signed by Catherine L.

Scholarships will support Duke University School of Nursing in training a demographically representative pool of nursing professionals

Duke University School of Nursing has received a $646,514 federal grant to provide distance-based education for rural nurses who want to become certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).

A new study by Duke University faculty member Bei Wu, PhD, finds that older blacks and Mexican-Americans are more likely to have decayed and missing teeth than are non-Hispanic white individuals. They are also less likely to visit the dentist for checkups.

Mark Toles, PhD, RN, one of the two first graduates of the Duke University School of Nursing PhD degree program, is among seven individuals nationwide who have been named 2011-2013 Claire M. Fagin Fellows. The distinguished Claire M. Fagin Fellowship Program is part of the multi-million dollar Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Program that fosters expert researchers, academicians, and practitioners to lead the field of gerontological nursing and ultimately improve the care of older adults.

Ten undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in disciplines other than nursing at educational institutions across the country arrived at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) for a six-week in-residence experience as Making a Difference in Nursing II (MADIN II) Scholars. MADIN II is a federally-funded nursing workforce diversity program committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in nursing.