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As part of its effort to improve the care of individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD), the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is awarding a three-year $865,365 grant to Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, of Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Tanabe will be conducting research to develop evidence-based best practices for emergency departments that treat adults with sickle cell disease.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the second annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference October 21 and 22. The sub-theme for this year’s gathering is "What the Best College Teachers Do."

Dr. Ken Bain, an internationally-known education scholar and author of the award-winning book “What the Best College Teachers Do,” will deliver the keynote address.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has selected Emily Wade Lowery as its University Scholar for academic year 2011-2012. Lowery, who works at Duke University Hospital on the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, will begin pursuing a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree in the adult oncology nurse practitioner specialty at DUSON this fall.

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.

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

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