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  • 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

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    The Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training (DEFT) Center was created to train, educate and empower individuals in their role as caregivers of homebound older adults. DEFT offers an academic-medical-community model that develops, implements and evaluates an innovative and scalable model for teaching, training and supporting caregivers who assist and care for elders at home following a hospital or rehabilitation discharge.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    With a large number of the U.S. population aging, it is important that there are congressional policies in place to provide the best possible quality of life and care for this population. Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN, an associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing, is completing a term as a 2017-2018 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, a program designed to give hands-on policy experience to healthcare professionals, in order to ensure the needs of the nation’s aging population are met.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018

    Three Duke University School Of Nursing (DUSON) students were recently awarded scholarships to supplement their educational journey in improving quality of life and healthcare outcomes for oncology patients. MSN student Katerina Kafkas, DNP student Joni Watson and DNP student Darcy Burbage were all awarded scholarships from the American Cancer Society and Oncology Nursing Society Foundation.

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    In celebration of the nursing profession and National Nurses Week, Duke University School of Nursing students and alumni share with us what inspired them to pursue nursing as a career.

    National Nurses Week is an opportunity for communities to recognize the full range of nurses’ contributions. It’s celebrated in honor of Florence Nightingale who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

    Join us as we honor nurses who are leaders improving the quality of health care!

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Watch Graduation Live!

    Congratulations to all of the students who will participate in graduation exercises on Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m.

    The graduation will be held at the Duke University Chapel located at 401 Chapel Drive in Durham, N.C. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Sharron Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor, and her co-principle investigator, Christopher Cox, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, were recently awarded $497,832 from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Nursing Research for their project entitled “Needs and triggers: Improving intensive care unit-based palliative care delivery.” Their project is funded for two years, from April 12, 2018 until March 31, 2020.

  • Monday, April 23, 2018

    Sue Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) was recently appointed to the Biden Cancer Initiative board of directors, along with other experts in healthcare, business, finance and technology. As president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and faculty lead for oncology education at DUSON, Schneider is perfectly poised to lend her expertise to this national initiative.

  • Monday, April 16, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing has selected Jamilah Harris and Julie Aly as the recipients of the 2018 Nursing Informatics Scholarships. Congratulations to Harris and Aly, who will each receive $20,000 to be distributed over two years.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018

    Currently in the United States, one in five adults have experienced a behavioral health disorder according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

    Unfortunately, access to mental and behavioral health care in many rural parts of the U.S. is simply unavailable due to a national shortage of mental health professionals. Patients in these rural areas may not know where to seek help and may worry about the stigma attached to seeking mental health care.

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