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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.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Duke University School of Nursing was recently named a National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE).

Friday, April 25, 2014

The ADAPT Center announces a special call for international research grants.  These grants are due May 26 and are for a maximum of $35,000 over 2 years.  Funding can be used for relationship building activities with international collaborators as well as direct research support.  Use the ADAPT small grants application to apply for these grants, but specify you are applying for an international research grant. 

Friday, April 25, 2014
The ADAPT Center is seeking proposals from nursing faculty interested in conducting research to better understand cognitive/affective symptom experience and symptom sequelae in chronic illness and how to ameliorate symptoms, symptom distress and symptom sequelae using an Adaptive Leadership framework and/or adaptive approaches.  Small grants (up to $15,000) will support research pilots that are of sufficient quality and rigor and have reasonable potential for obtaining extramural funding (grant and/or contract) to DUSON. Application
Monday, April 14, 2014

Melissa Batchelor-Aselage, a faculty member at Duke University School of Nursing, is one of the few gerontologists who are researching ways to preserve the health and dignity of persons with dementia during mealtimes.