Brigit Carter

Health Equity Academy Launches Recruitment Effort

The Duke University School of Nursing Health Equity Academy is recruiting its next cohort of students! The Health Equity Academy (HEA) is a federally-funded nursing workforce diversity project committed to the development of minority nurse leaders with an understanding of and commitment to addressing the relationship between social determinants of health, health access, health disparities and health equity.

Message from the Dean: New Administrative Appointment

I am pleased to announce Dr. Brigit Carter will assume the role of Program Director of the School’s Accelerated BSN Program, effective November 1, 2015.  Dr. Carter brings an impressive record of career and teaching experiences, as well as a strong clinical background to directing the work of the ABSN program.  Dr. Carter currently serves as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and is a leader and mentor to junior officer and enlisted personnel. In her new role, Dr. Carter will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and will join the School’s Academic Team.

Tanabe and Doctoral Students Author Publications & More

Paula Tanabe co-authored three publications with several doctoral students and presented at several conferences recently. Tanabe co-authored an article with DNP student Marcia Zuzul entitled "Improving Preoperative Cardiac Assessment Efficiency by Using the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines: A Quality Improvement Project" in the Clinical Scholars Review.

Black History Month – The Call for Diversity in Nursing

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. History. Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has its own history in confronting racial issues. During the Fall of 1967, School of Nursing students joined others from across Duke for a sit-in to demand that student groups stop using University funds to patronize segregated facilities in Durham.

Dean Broome Receives Secretary of Defense Patriot Award

Dean Marion E. Broome recently received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. This award is given to individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to service members and their families. The award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.

Room for All

By: Angela Spivey

COURTNEY RAMSEY, BSN’15, became seriously interested in nursing after her grandmother broke her hip. “The nurses in the hospital were fabulous,” she says. “They made sure she was comfortable and paid attention to her needs as a person. It was great to see how involved nurses are with patients. They are true collaborators in each patient’s care.”

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