Professor Emeritus Queen Utley-Smith was recently honored at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) with the Distinguished Nursing Alumnus Award from the Department of Nursing.
Queen Utley-Smith presented an abstract entitled "Achieving Favorable Outcomes Teaching Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Competence to Graduate Students in an Online Course" for the Drexel University Nursing Education Institute, June 16-20, 2014, at Myrtle Beach, S.C., and received poster presentation recognition.
Rapid changes in learning technologies are creating a sense of urgency – and opportunity – in higher education. Educators often think that they could make a significant difference in the lives of their students if only they had the opportunity to dedicate themselves to educational innovation. Thanks to the 2014 CATALYST Awards, five members of DUSON’s faculty are getting the chance to spend a year putting their best ideas into action.
Queen Utley-Smith Named National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
The Duke University School of Nursing’s own Dr. Queen Utley-Smith has been inducted as a Fellow into the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.
At the 2014 national Education Summit sponsored by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and held in Phoenix, several members of the DUSON community were honored. Danielle (Dani) Rourke, an ABSN student who will complete the program in May 2015, was recognized as the winner of the Student Excellence Paper competition.
Several of our faculty members presented posters at the Duke AHEAD event "Celebration of Education: Cultivating Meaningful Collaboration" spotlighting health professions educators and their remarkable innovations and achievements:
Queen Utley-Smith was the keynote speaker for the North Carolina Central University Department of Nursing's 19th Annual Helen Miller Lectureship on March 5, 2015. The title of her talk was "Staff-Family Interactions in Nursing Homes: A Quality and Safety Issue."
DUSON and its faculty, students and staff were very visible throughout the National League for Nursing (NLN) annual Education Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. Here are the highlights:
DNP alumni Mary Guhwe published an article entitled "Routine 24-Hour Computed Tomography Brain Scan is not useful in stable patients Post Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator" in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Queen Utley-Smith who served as Guhwe's capstone committee chair, and Guhwe's other committee members from Duke Health Robert Blessing and Larry Goldstein are co-authors of the publication.
Queen Utley-Smith was recently notified that Online Duke accepted her proposal to redesign the School of Nursing Health Promotion and Disease Prevention course. Redesigning the course would make the course more cross-cultural, interprofessional and provide technological updatses. The award will also support course pedagogical redesign, incorporation of new approaches to discussion, collaboration and media production.