The Duke University School of Nursing or DUSON, as it's called by many, is an organization and community of scholars committed to providing the best educational environment for the development of nursing leaders. Established in 1931, we are a center of excellence that is committed to the advancement of nursing science, the promotion of clinical scholarship and the education of clinical leaders, advanced practitioners and researchers.
In addition to educating the nurses of tomorrow, critically important research that is changing the future of health care is also being carried out here. Many of our faculty conduct cutting edge research and test interventions to improve the health of those with chronic illness or test innovative models for clinical care. Many others are actively involved in practice in their specialty area, such as care for those with heart disease, diabetes and at-risk neonates.
At DUSON we focus on helping our students realize their potential contributions to health care through strong advisement and mentoring! Our faculty ‘walk the talk’. They are experts in their nursing practice specialty and research fields, and use innovative pedagogies to actively engage students in their own learning and professional development. These benefits, and many more, are why the Duke University School of Nursing is ranked as one of the leading nursing schools in the country.
At the Duke University School of Nursing, we not only believe in the education of our students but also the continuous development of our faculty and staff. Of our faculty, 95 percent are doctorally prepared. We are also committed to the growth and development of our school as an organization to meet the changing needs of nursing education. In 2014, we opened a new addition of our main campus building that includes state-of-the-art simulation labs and classrooms. We also renovated and reopened a research facility for staff and research participants.
With many of our degree and certificate programs distance-based, students from across the globe can pursue a world-class degree from Duke without having to leave their jobs. This diversity of students coming from over 40 U.S. states and countries truly enriches our curricula by bringing diverse perspectives into the classroom! More information about the faculty and staff’s commitment to and initiatives related to our work on diversity and inclusion can be found on the website.
I invite you to peruse our website and visit often. You will find an overview of our ABSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs as well as information about our Centers and Institutes and other initiatives. Stay up to date with our latest news and developments by following us on social media or learn about the steps we're taking to share challenges and opportunities for improving academic institutions and the nursing profession by subscribing to our periodical e-publication Nursing Leadership Exchange.
Whether you are interested in beginning your nursing career, wish to earn an advanced degree or contribute your talents as a member of our esteemed faculty or staff, I encourage you to consider joining the Duke University School of Nursing Community.
Thank you for your interest in DUSON!
Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing
Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing, Duke University Health System