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  • Monday, April 8, 2019

    Twenty years ago, when Wanda Boone, DTh, executive director of Durham Together for Resilient Youth (Durham TRY) was working for a company that conducted drug screening tests for employers, she was concerned by the number of employees who were failing their tests. Boone was—and still is—the only African American to serve as a Senior Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at the national level and co-created an instant drug screening test.

  • Monday, April 1, 2019

    Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, FAEN, FAAN, associate dean for research development and data science and professor, will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing’s International 2019 Nurse Research Hall of Fame this July.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    It comes as no surprise that more than 90 percent of nurses in health care are women. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize and celebrate the contributions past and current faculty and staff have made to the nursing profession and to the continuous growth of our school, empowering our students to become transformational nursing leaders.

  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    In the United States, there are more than 600,000 children each year seen in emergency rooms due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), a disruption to the normal function of the brain caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Severe TBI results in approximately 7,000 childhood deaths annually, while survivors of the condition may suffer from long-term health conditions such as seizures, learning difficulty and communication disorders.

  • 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.”

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