Global Partnerships

The Duke Advantage

The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is a global leader in nursing education and developing evidence-based practice solutions to assist our partners in improving patient care, reducing costs and increasing productivity.

The #2 nursing school in the United States and recognized around the world as one of the best nursing research institutions, DUSON’s best-in-class and targeted approach is ideally suited for organizations improving their workforce performance through customized consultation, training and education programs to improve the nursing workforce and thus enhance patient outcomes.

Duke University School of Nursing offers a flexible and creative approach to working with global health system and nursing school partners to identify solutions for their particular health care challenge.

Why Partner with Duke?
  • 3rd among nursing schools in the United States.
  • 8th in U.S. National Institutes of Health-funded research.
  • Many of our specialty majors are ranked among the top 5 in the nation.
  • Access to Duke University and Duke University Health System resources, experience and expertise.
How Can We Help?

We are currently accepting short-term and long-term clients with either consultation or programmatic needs in the following areas:

Consultation areas of focus
Samples of Partnership Projects
Health Care Quality Improvement/Process Improvement
  • Project: Develop, implement and evaluate an acute care advanced practice nursing role and pilot education program in one hospital of a large hospital system.
  • Outcome: For one class of graduates, a five-year follow-up indicated success in implementing the role in the intensive care units, thus freeing surgeons for additional surgical time in lieu of being in the ICU.
Nursing Education
  • Project: Educate nurses and allied health professionals on population health, population and individual care coordination and transitions in care.
  • Outcome: Over 450 graduates from the 12-week program (available online/hybrid at Duke or at client’s site) are employed as care coordinators.
Heath Care Leadership Development
  • Project: Educate nursing health care leaders from two countries in advanced leadership and improve nursing communication across the national borders.
  • Outcome: Both sides working together in the conference setting led to mutual cooperation and understanding and the first exchange of visiting nurses between hospitals of each country.
Accreditation Consultation
  • Project: Provide initial consultation and assistance with the standardization of roles and preparation of advance practice nurses in Taiwan
  • Outcome: Two on-site visits and follow-up resulted in a team in-country working on standardization.
International Partners and Learners Represent
International partners
How We Can Help

Health Care Quality Improvement/Process Improvement

Clients can seek consultation in a variety of areas, including:

  • Situational analysis via on-site work followed by a gap analysis.
  • Performance or process redesign strategies and plans.
  • Assistance with implementation. Identification and analysis of selected outcomes.

Nursing Education

We offer customized education programs, such as:

  • On-site/online/hybrid workshops, short-term certificate programs and simulation exercises.
  • Online and hybrid degree granting programs to those eligible for admission to DUSON.
  • Problem-specific educational solutions for organizational or workforce challenges.
  • If there are sufficient numbers of learners, we bring the education program to the client’s site.

Health Care Leadership Development

Our leadership development is leveled from preparation to be a nurse manager to senior nursing leadership. We offer:

  • Education and training for frontline nursing managers and nursing supervisors.
  • Executive leadership training for chief nursing officers and health system leaders.

Accreditation Consultation

Clients can count on experienced DUSON faculty for expertise and assistance in:

  • Organizing and outlining the preparation plans and identifying resources needed for the evaluation process.
  • Developing documentation for accreditation.
  • Preparing staff and leadership for on-site evaluations.
  • Mock review assessments and counseling.
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