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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gerontology has been an area of particular focus and strength within the School of Nursing since the 1960’s, when faculty member Dr. Virginia Stone established the nation’s first gerontological master degree program for nurses interested in caring for older adults.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Duke University School of Nursing recognizes distinguished alumni, faculty and friends for their significant contributions to the School and the Nursing Community at large. Awards are presented annually during Nursing Reunion Weekend. Below are the recipients of this year’s awards.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Duke University School of Nursing alumni who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8 will celebrate Reunion Weekend 2013 on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Scheduled events include an open house, an awards presentation, the Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science address, an update on the School of Nursing, a session with students, a moderated panel discussion, and a program on avoiding injuries while exercising.

Monday, April 1, 2013

(From Winter 2013 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Jim Rogalski

For Julie Barroso, it was watching a dietary aid cautiously push a food tray into an AIDS patient’s room with her foot.

For James “Les” Harmon, it was the compassion of caregivers he witnessed while volunteering at an AIDS hospice in San Francisco.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Two faculty members at Duke University School of Nursing have been recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for their exceptional contributions to health care.  

Dr. Michael Scott and Dr. Katherine Pereira, both faculty members with the School’s Master of Science of Nursing (MSN) program, were selected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Duke University School of Nursing and Fudan University School of Nursing in China are co-sponsoring an international forum March 10-11, 2013, in Shanghai, China, entitled “Global Health and Nursing—Fudan/Duke Joint International Nursing Forum.” Three themes will be the focus of the forum: long-term care development, nursing professional development, and evidence-based nursing policymaking.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Dr. Linda Schwartz, a Vietnam veteran and an advocate for veterans and their families, spoke during the 50th annual Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Duke University School of Nursing.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Durham, NC…More than 5 million Americans aged 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and these numbers are predicted to double by 2050. In North Carolina, an estimated 170,000 older adults suffer from dementia, with that number expected to rise to 300,000 by 2030.

Although dementia is recognized as an important and persistent problem among older adults, most health care providers do not have the specialized knowledge or skills to recognize the early stages of dementia nor adequately assess and manage the late stages of this disease.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, assistant professor of nursing at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), and a health services researcher at both DUSON and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), has received a three-year research award funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the comparative effectiveness of rehabilitation services for stroke survivors.

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