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  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing maintained its ranking as No. 2 among the nation’s graduate nursing programs and our Doctor of Nursing Practice Program was also ranked No, 2 by U.S. News & World Report in their 2020 Best Graduate Nursing Schools rankings. We were also named No. 1 for Family Nurse Practitioner; Adult-Gerontology, Acute Care; and Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care.

  • Monday, March 4, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will welcome alumni for the annual Nursing Reunion Weekend from April 11 through April 13. Alumni who graduated in years ending in a 4 or 9 are encouraged to come back to reunite, reminisce and reconnect with classmates.

    The weekend is full of exciting events from the reunion luncheon hosted by Dean Marion E. Broome, to the reunion awards and recognition program and even a Duke Chapel Climb (if you reserve your spot early)!

  • Monday, February 11, 2019

    At Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), we are deeply committed to fostering diversity in the classroom and beyond. As we celebrate Black History Month, we’d like to show how we’re creating a culture of inclusivity, understanding and support for individuals of all backgrounds.

  • Monday, February 4, 2019

    Currently in the United States, obesity affects two-thirds of adults. The obesity epidemic is associated with high health care costs – not only individuals but to employers, insurers and health systems. By involving patients and their partners in the weight loss journey, researchers are aiming to prove the effectiveness of joint weight management interventions.

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Challenges for senior nursing leaders in management roles are ever-changing.  From project planning to human resource issues to financial planning, the demands of management are increasing. Earning a C-suite role is a career goal for many nurses.  While all nurses are educated in patient care, now Duke offers a certificate to assist senior-level nurse leaders succeed in management. 

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) improved its national position among Online Graduate Nursing Schools by being named the No. 6 program for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report and the No. 2 program for 2019 Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs for Veterans. In addition, the School also moved up into the No. 8 position for 2018 in National Institutes of Health-Funded Research (NIH).

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing will host the 2019 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on Monday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center. The keynote speaker is Ann Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC, FAAN, professor of psychiatric mental health nursing at Boston College Connell School of Nursing and professor emerita from the University of Pennsylvania. She will present on “Have We Advanced? Rape Trauma Circa 2019.”

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Two nursing students and three physicians recently joined the inaugural cohort for Duke’s National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). Dominique Bulgin, PhD student at Duke University School of Nursing and Sallie Allgood, PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing; are among the participants in this cohort representing the first group of interdisciplinary medical researchers selected for the newly established Duke NCSP site.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018

    Latin Americans are the largest immigrant population in Durham, making up 13.4 percent of the population in 2016. According to the 2017 Durham County Community Needs Assessment, access to health care coverage and the English-Spanish language barrier were among the major health disparities faced by Latinos in our community.

  • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Health care delivery in the United States is undergoing a paradigm shift, and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and Duke University Health System (DUHS), are on the forefront of that shift. Following a trend begun over the last several years by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), private insurers are starting to move away from fee-for-service and toward value-based care. This change in payer model parallels a shift toward a population health approach to health care.

  • Monday, December 3, 2018

    Watch Graduation Live Here

    Congratulations to all of the students who will participate in graduation exercises on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.

    The graduation will be held at the Duke University Chapel located at 401 Chapel Drive in Durham, N.C. There will be a breakfast reception held at the School of Nursing from 8:30 until 10 a.m. prior to the ceremony.

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