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  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is excited to welcome new students, faculty and staff joining our diverse community! Whether you are joining us here on campus or as a distance-based student or instructor, we are excited to have you as part of our team of outstanding talent!

    As the 2018-2019 academic year begins, we look forward to another great year with the support of our expert faculty, hardworking staff, engaging alumni and dedicated students.

    Our 2017-2018 school year was one to celebrate and we are continuing the tradition of excellence!

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing Center for Nursing Research recently hosted its inaugural Summer Institute: Methods and Analytics for Symptom Science Research on July 19-20.

    “The Institute was a huge success and equipped researchers and analysts with cutting-edge methods and analytics for moving symptom science forward,” says Wei Pan, PhD, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing.

  • Monday, August 13, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) selected Kristin Whitley as its 2018 Duke University Scholar. Each summer, the School selects a degree seeking student from the ABSN, MSN or DNP program to receive a full-tuition University Scholarship. Whitley was selected by the associate dean for academic affairs with input from ABSN, MSN and DNP program directors.

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) welcomes international students from Barbados, China, Japan, 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 ABSN student, Rebecca Berk.

  • Monday, August 6, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is excited to welcome Valerie Howard, EdD, MSN, RN as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA). In her role, Howard will develop, implement and evaluate educational programs and ensure that the School’s academic programs receive necessary resources. Additionally, she will provide leadership and oversight to operations that support DUSON and its students.

  • Monday, July 30, 2018

    Congratulations to Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, CPNP, who assumed the role of Director for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.  

  • Monday, July 23, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will sponsor and host the 7th annual Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) “Educating and Connecting Sickle Cell Patients and Providers” conference on Friday, Sept. 7 through Saturday, Sept. 8. 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.

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    With the number of geriatric specialized providers decreasing and the population of older adults increasing, it is becoming ever more important to educate primary care providers in geriatric care. According to the American Geriatric Society, 20,000 geriatricians are currently needed to care for over 14 million older adults, but as of 2016 there were only 7,293 certified geriatricians nationwide. As with physicians, many of the nation’s nurses lack expertise in elder care.

  • Monday, July 16, 2018

    As part of our globally-focused curriculum, students may participate in global clinical immersion experiences. These experiences ensure nursing students are culturally sensitive, aware of current and emerging health needs and are able to address health disparities locally, nationally and globally. Each global experience is developed with faculty to meet specific programs and academic objectives.

  • Monday, July 9, 2018

    Donna Biederman, DrPh, MN, RN, associate professor, was recently awarded $389,903 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust for a period of three years to support the Durham Transitions Consult Clinic project.

  • Monday, July 2, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing has centered its mission on not only providing an excellent education for future nursing leaders but also to creating a center of excellence for advancing nursing science.

    As the field of Oncology nursing has expanded its role, DUSON is proud to have played its part in helping to educate a future generation of oncology nurses while also leading nursing science in oncology research.

  • Monday, June 25, 2018

    Isaac Lipkus, PhD, professor at Duke University School of Nursing, and his co-investigators Scott Huettel, PhD, professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University; Wei Pan, PhD, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing; Caroline Cobb, PhD, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and Merlyn Griffiths, associate professor of Marketing at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, were recently awarded $420,830 from the National Institutes of He

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