Elizabeth Merwin

Celebrating Beth Merwin

Congratulations to Elizabeth Merwin, executive vice dean and Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing, as she begins her new role as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas Arlington.

Merwin joined Duke in 2012 as the School’s first executive vice dean, providing senior leadership to faculty and academic affairs.

PhD Alumnus Avorgbedor, Silva, Merwin, Holditch-Davis and Colleague Publish Article in JOGNN

Forgive Avorgbedor, PhD '17; Susan Silva, associate professor; Beth Merwin, executive vice dean; and Diane Holditch-Davis, professor emerita; recently published an article entitled "Health, Physical Growth, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants of Women with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy" in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). James Blumenthal is a co-author of this article.


Duke, Fudan Co-sponsor International Forum on Global Health, Nursing

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.

A Year Later

Dr. Merwin stands next to a portrait of Ann Henshaw Gardiner, director of nursing education at Duke from 1930 to 1940.

One year ago, Dr. Elizabeth Merwin stepped into the role of executive vice-dean at Duke University School of Nursing. She left behind a successful career at the University of Virginia where she was widely known for her teaching, academic excellence and research, especially in improving health care for underserved and rural populations.

Duke University School of Nursing Earns Reaccreditation by CCNE

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at Duke University School of Nursing were successfully reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The reaccreditation is part of a rigorous evaluation by the CCNE and the three academic programs were accredited for a 10 year period, the maximum period of time that the agency can award.

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