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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summertime might mean vacations at the mountains, or the beach for some, but for the faculty of the School of Nursing, summer is anything but being laid back. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, they are engaged around the world expanding their knowledge and sharing their expertise.

We asked the classic question, “So what will you be doing during the summer break?” The following is just a snapshot of some of the answers we received about the activities keeping DUSON Faculty busy this summer:

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Multi-Funder Initiative Aims to Help Reach Institute of Medicine Goal to Double the Number of Nurses with Doctorates

 Duke University School of Nursing is one of only 14 schools of nursing nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Bridge to Doctorate program welcomes the first two cohorts of students to enroll in this new partnership between Duke University School of Nursing and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Division of Nursing.

Monday, July 14, 2014

(From Winter 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Dave Hart

Working as a nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, CPNC-AC, couldn’t help but notice that some children who came in with traumatic brain injuries, such as those resulting from automobile accidents, improved rapidly and made full recoveries, while others who came in with very similar injuries suffered grave and permanent damage.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Art quilts created by North Carolina artists found a new home on the walls of the Duke School of Nursing’s Christine Seigler Pearson Building when a 45,000-square-foot addition to the building opened its doors earlier this year. Dean Catherine Gilliss, who has always loved the art form, worked with the firm American Art Resources to curate a collection of artwork for the Pearson Building.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Dr. Marilyn Oermann and Dr. Bei Wu were named distinguished professors at Duke University School of Nursing. Effective July 1, Oermann is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and Wu is the Pauline Gratz Professor of Nursing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This summer marks an important milestone for the ADAPT Center at Duke University School of Nursing. July is the second anniversary of the Center’s founding in 2012.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Two Duke University School of Nursing faculty members brought science out of the text books and into hands-on activities for students at area high schools for DNA Day. 

Karin Reuter Rice and Jennifer Dungan helped sophomores, juniors and seniors get excited about DNA and related career opportunities through activities and sharing personal experiences of their careers in healthcare and genetics research. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Five DUSON Oncology students this year received nearly one third of the Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nurse Practice awarded by the American Cancer Society (ACS). In addition, two students who received ACS scholarships last year, were awarded a second year of renewed funding for their education.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Assistant Professor Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN, is exploring how one of the most intriguing and cutting-edge pieces of technology, Google Glass, can help improve patient care. Launched last year by Google, this wearable computer weighs about 1.8 ounces and looks like a pair of glasses. In many ways, the device is like a smartphone but almost completely hands free. The user can check email, search for directions and take videos and photos but with all the information displayed on a “screen” that is in the wearer’s peripheral vision.

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