News for Faculty and Staff

  • This summer, Duke University School of Nursing student Rhiann Maiden spent four weeks immersed in the health care and culture of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. As a part of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Rhiann traveled to Saint Vincent to gain valuable cultural and hands-on experience that would enhance her specialization as a family practice Nurse Practitioner (NP). Before leaving, Rhiann listed several objectives for her experience.

  • Suzanne Tillman, DNP'11, and associate professors Debra Brandon and Susan Silva published an article entitled "Evaluation of human milk fortification from the time of the first feeding: Effects on infants less than 31 weeks gestational age" in the Journal of Perinatology. Article

  • Assistant Professor Katherine Pereira has been selected to participate in the 2012 NCNA Leadership Academy, a leadership development initiative of the North Carolina Nurses Association designed to prepare the nursing profession for leadership needs of the future, especially as they relate to the IOM Future of Nursing Report.

  • On January 19, 2012, Barbara Nichols, former chief executive officer of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International, will give the Fifth Annual Global Health Lecture on "Perspectives on Globalization and Health Policy" from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Duke University School of Nursing Auditorium.

  • Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) held its 2011 Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, honoring its recent graduates. One hundred sixty-three students participated in the ceremony, representing the School’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and PhD degree programs.In her opening remarks, Dean Catherine L.

  • DURHAM, NC -- February 11, 2011 -- It’s a long way from Sisseton, South Dakota, to Durham, but Barbara Dahlen, PhD, RN, was willing to make the trek in order to participate in the 2011 Intensive Winter Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) in Durham this weekend. Dahlen is part of a cadre of scholars from across the nation attending this year’s Institute.

  • Margaret (Midge) T. Bowers, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, assistant professor, co-coordinator of the family nurse practitioner instructional area, and lead faculty of the adult nurse practitioner-cardiovascular specialty at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), has been selected for advancement to Associate of the American College of Cardiology (A.A.C.C.) status.

  • Donna A. Harris, BSN ‘71, is the recipient of the 2011 Trailblazer in Nursing Award from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). In 1967, Harris was the first African American to enter DUSON, paving the way for other minorities to pursue nursing degrees at Duke. She will receive the Trailblazer Award during a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

  • Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, will receive the 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Award from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) on Friday, April 8, 2011. Dr. Anderson serves as the Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing at DUSON.

    Following the 10 a.m. awards ceremony in the School of Nursing Auditorium, Dr. Anderson will present the 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Lecture entitled “Connecting Care and Outcomes through Local Interactions in Nursing Homes:  Improving Care through Nursing Management Practices” from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

  • During an era where cutbacks in funding, changes in tenure processes, and a proliferation of online courses are causing some to doubt the future of higher education, there is also a resurgence of focus on master teachers and teaching excellence.Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is intentionally positioning itself at the forefront of this movement.

  • As part of its effort to improve the care of individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD), the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is awarding a three-year $865,365 grant to Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, of Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Tanabe will be conducting research to develop evidence-based best practices for emergency departments that treat adults with sickle cell disease.Announcement of the grant came from the U.S.

  • Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) at the ACCM Convocation/Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Awards Presentation on Monday, January 17, 2011, in San Diego, California. As part of the SCCM, the College helps foster the Society's mission by recognizing the highest achievements in multiprofessional critical care.

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