Brigit Carter

2018 Health Equity Academy Scholars

Duke University School of Nursing has been committed to investing resources in recruiting and graduating nurses from diverse populations in an effort to build a nursing workforce that reflects society.

The Academy for Academic and Social Enrichment and Leadership Development for Health Equity—more commonly known as the Health Equity Academy II (HEA II)—has been one of the programs at Duke created to support minority students in the ABSN program.

DUSON Faculty Present at National Nurse Educator Summit

A large showing of DUSON faculty members recently presented at the National Nurse Educator Summit in Salt Lake City, sponsored by ATI Nursing. The National Nurse Educator Summit features nursing professionals from across the country who share a passion for education and lifelong learning.

Faculty members who presented: 

Marilyn Oermann presented a pre-conference workshop on publishing journal articles and also conducted a session entitled "Are Nurse Faculty Prepared for their Role?" 

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.”

Health Equity Academy Scholars: Developing Minority Nursing Leaders of the Future

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For decades Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has been committed to investing resources in recruiting and graduating nurses from diverse populations in an effort to help build a nursing workforce that reflects society.

The Academy for Academic and Social Enrichment and Leadership Development for Health Equity also known as the Health Equity Academy (HEA) has been one program at Duke aimed at supporting minority students in the Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program.

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