Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Where would you find a discharge nurse in Australia, a physician in the UK, a chemical engineer in India, a clinic administrator in Vietnam and an accounting professor in Kuwait hard at work considering novel solutions to common problems like poly-pharmacy? There is really only one place: inside Duke University School of Nursing’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” Developed and co-taught by Dr. Marilyn M. Lombardi of Duke University School of Nursing and Dr.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Duke University School of Nursing celebrated another year of excellence and achievement last week.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Drs. Janet Prvu Bettger and Frank Titch have been selected as DUSON Teaching Fellows for 2013-2014. The Teaching Fellowship program at DUSON recognizes the importance of teaching, advances the pedagogical expertise of faculty, and provides opportunities for select faculty to continually develop that expertise in ways that will have a significant impact on the practice and science of nursing education.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Gerontology has been an area of particular focus and strength within the School of Nursing since the 1960’s, when faculty member Dr. Virginia Stone established the nation’s first gerontological master degree program for nurses interested in caring for older adults.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Duke University School of Nursing recognizes distinguished alumni, faculty and friends for their significant contributions to the School and the Nursing Community at large. Awards are presented annually during Nursing Reunion Weekend. Below are the recipients of this year’s awards.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Duke University School of Nursing alumni who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8 will celebrate Reunion Weekend 2013 on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Scheduled events include an open house, an awards presentation, the Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science address, an update on the School of Nursing, a session with students, a moderated panel discussion, and a program on avoiding injuries while exercising.
Monday, April 1, 2013
(From Winter 2013 Duke Nursing magazine)
By Jim Rogalski
For Julie Barroso, it was watching a dietary aid cautiously push a food tray into an AIDS patient’s room with her foot.
For James “Les” Harmon, it was the compassion of caregivers he witnessed while volunteering at an AIDS hospice in San Francisco.
These dual epiphanies cemented the career choices of two Duke University School of Nursing faculty members. In the early 1980s, during the peak of fear and anxiety about HIV/AIDS, they committed themselves to serving the suffering.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Two faculty members at Duke University School of Nursing have been recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for their exceptional contributions to health care.
Dr. Michael Scott and Dr. Katherine Pereira, both faculty members with the School’s Master of Science of Nursing (MSN) program, were selected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Monday, March 18, 2013
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Duke University School of Nursing and Fudan University School of Nursing in China are co-sponsoring an international forum March 10-11, 2013, in Shanghai, China, entitled “Global Health and Nursing—Fudan/Duke Joint International Nursing Forum.” Three themes will be the focus of the forum: long-term care development, nursing professional development, and evidence-based nursing policymaking.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Dr. Linda Schwartz, a Vietnam veteran and an advocate for veterans and their families, spoke during the 50th annual Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Duke University School of Nursing.
Dr. Schwartz served as a nurse during the Vietnam War and is now head of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Connecticut as well as an advisor to the US Department of Veterans Affairs on issues relating to women veterans, readjustment of combat veterans, seriously mentally-ill veterans, and homeless veterans. A video of her talk can be seen here.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Durham, NC…More than 5 million Americans aged 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and these numbers are predicted to double by 2050. In North Carolina, an estimated 170,000 older adults suffer from dementia, with that number expected to rise to 300,000 by 2030.
Although dementia is recognized as an important and persistent problem among older adults, most health care providers do not have the specialized knowledge or skills to recognize the early stages of dementia nor adequately assess and manage the late stages of this disease.