News for Faculty and Staff

  • Assistant Professor Tracey Yap delivered an invited podium presentation entitled “Promoting Worker Safety in Healthcare Environments by Understanding Occupational Culture” at the 2011 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition on December 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Professor Brenda Nevidjon published an article entitled "Improving interprofessional understanding via iterprofessional case conferences" on MedEdPORTAL. Article

  • The federally-funded Making a Difference in Nursing II (MADIN II) Program hosted a visit from its consultants January 19-21, 2011. MADIN II is a HRSA Workforce Diversity grant with the goal of increasing the participation of high achieving/high potential underrepresented minorities (URMs) in nursing education at Duke University School of Nursing. The ultimate outcome of the project is to produce nursing leaders from URMs in nursing prepared at the PhD or DNP levels.

  • Sunday, May 16, 2010 was graduation day at Duke University and the School of Nursing graduated nearly 300 students with Bachelor, Masters, Post Masters, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees. Several things struck me as I sat through the ceremony and listened to the speakers, descriptions of the various accomplishments and awards presented to students.

  • On February 3, 2011, Russell Porter, the Coordinator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Haiti Task Team captivated and engaged the attendees of the Duke University School of Nursing’s Fourth Annual Global Health Lecture, sponsored by the Duke University School of Nursing Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University Office of the Provost, and Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development.

  • 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.

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