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Friday, May 23, 2014
Dr. Marilyn Oermann and Dr. Bei Wu have been named as distinguished professors at Duke University School of Nursing. These appointments are in recognition of their distinguished contributions in nursing education, research and health care.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In observance of Memorial Day, Duke University School of Nursing expresses its deep appreciation for not only the members of the United States Armed Forces who died in service to our country but their loved ones as well.

Duke School of Nursing’s partnership with the United States Armed Forces developed during World War II when the United States Public Health Service rallied for an increase in school of nursing enrollments to train more nurses for military, health, and civilian service.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Four Duke University School of Nursing faculty members have been selected for induction as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Drs. Rémi Hueckel, Melanie Mabrey, Valerie Sabol and Margaret “Midge” Bowers will be inducted at the Association’s annual conference in Nashville on June 19.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Marion E. Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a nationally renowned leader in the nursing field, has been named dean of the Duke University School of Nursing. In addition, Broome will become associate vice president of academic affairs for nursing at Duke University Health System (DUHS).

Broome, currently dean of Indiana University School of Nursing, will join Duke on Aug. 1, 2014.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ABSN Student Danielle Rourke’s essay was chosen as the DUSON nominee for the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) student essay competition.

In 2013, Duke School of Nursing was named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the NLN in the category of “Creating Environments that Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty.” All Center of Excellence schools were asked to invite their students to write essays about excellence in nursing education, what they think fosters excellence and what it means to them to be part of a COE school.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Duke University School of Nursing hosted its annual Student, Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014. Several individuals were recognized in a variety of categories for their accomplishments and their contributions to the School of Nursing this year. (A recording of the ceremony is accessible to the Duke community at

Friday, May 30, 2014

News Update!

ABSN student Danielle Rourke is the national winner of the National League of Nursing (NLN) essay contest. Her essay was chosen among numerous other entries from students enrolled at schools named as Centers of Excellence by the NLN.

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.