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  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    As a young graduate student, Devon Noonan started to notice a pattern. When children came into her respiratory care unit with breathing problems, more often than not their parents smelled like smoke. “We were not doing a good job addressing the smoking with the parents,” she said, “and yet this was a huge trigger for these kids who kept coming in.” Here was a clear opportunity for a behavior modification that could make whole families’ lives better through prevention now rather than acute care later.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of four leaders in our community who have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    The U.S. Housing Act passed in 1949, and in response, the Durham mayor, Dan Edwards, appointed a committee of citizens to address sub-standard housing in Durham. The committee recommended the passage of a sub-standard housing ordinance to empower the city to address poor housing and the passage of an ordinance to establish a housing authority. Shortly after, the Housing Authority of the City of Durham was established. The Housing Authority’s first properties were McDougald Terrace and Few Gardens.

  • Monday, August 19, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing welcomes international students from Barbados, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Oman, Philippines, Taiwan and the United States. The students are joining the Duke community for a two-week course, Exploring Global Patterns of Health and Illness. International participants are joined by three DUSON ABSN students and one DUSON MSN student.

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019

    Around 100 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure and the first line of treatment for many is lifestyle changes, including making changes to the quality of the food eaten. Dietary change can be a challenging feat and many use diet tracking smartphone apps to obtain the support desired to help stick to the goal of dieting. Around 49 million dieters use top diet tracking apps, but many of the apps lack features that lead to the sustained behavior change needed to make a diet successful in the long-run.

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Increases in life expectancy in many childhood-onset chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease, cancer, lupus and chronic kidney disease has brought unique challenges for adolescents and young adults (AYAs). These AYAs struggle to deal with the associated disease burden, manage their condition and thrive as they develop independent self-management skills to become active and engaged adults. The challenges that influence this population across this transition are some that only they can address, but often lack the skills and motivation to do so.

  • Friday, July 26, 2019

    Boarding his international flight for Tanzania, MSN student Robert Louis-Ferdinand felt as if everything he had been planning for the past year was finally coming to fruition. He felt a multitude of emotions: loneliness, fear, apprehension, but also excitement for the adventure he was about to embark on.

  • Friday, July 26, 2019

    Congratulations to Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) ABSN student, Rose Feinberg who was recently selected as the Fall 2019 Duke University School of Nursing Scholar! Each summer, the School selects a degree-seeking student from the ABSN, MSN, or DNP program to receive a full-tuition University scholarship. The student is selected by the associate dean for academic affairs with input from ABSN, MSN, and DNP program directors.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    An interprofessional team from the Duke Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Duke Health System and Duke Health Technology Solutions collaborated to create 30 online continuing education modules to assist health care professionals in the care of the frail elder population.

    Every day interprofessional teams come together to solve complex problems and provide the best possible care for their patients. Many of these teams work with older adults who have higher rates of multiple medical conditions, limited physical and cognitive abilities, and limited resources.  

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    In June 2015, through the efforts of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Adult Protective Services, residents of Durham came together to observe Elder Abuse Awareness Day – a day to raise awareness and hold conversations about the risk of elder abuse. The message focused on prevention and awareness for caregivers and the public—when abuse takes place and is not reported, the person(s) witnessing the event are also guilty of neglect or abuse. Group attendees were passionate and decided to continue the conversation about caring for the elderly and individuals living with dementia.

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Congratulations to Anne Derouin, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP, associate professor; who has been named director of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

  • Monday, July 8, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will sponsor and host its 8th annual Sickle Cell Conference with the theme “Living Better with Sickle Cell Disease” on Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7. The conference is a joint effort with experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Cone Health System, Virginia Commonwealth University, Atrium Health and the Pi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority.

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