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  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, assistant professor of nursing at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), and a health services researcher at both DUSON and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), has received a three-year research award funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the comparative effectiveness of rehabilitation services for stroke survivors.

  • Friday, January 18, 2013

    The US health care system is at a critical juncture. As the largest component of the healthcare workforce, nurses are increasingly called upon to coordinate and fill gaps in the care of patients while playing a crucial leadership role in how that care is administered. And as their role expands, today’s nurses must graduate with not only the skills demanded by current technology but also the capacity for life-long learning, the ability to adapt and implement innovations yet to come.

  • Friday, January 11, 2013


    On February 6, 2013, the Honorable Linda Schwartz, DrPH, MSN, RN, USAF (Ret), FAAN, will give the 2013 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on "Healing the Wounds of War" from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Duke University School of Nursing Auditorium. A reception will follow in Café DUSON. The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, contact Sherene Jenkins 919-684-9444. This lecture will also be broadcast live on the web.

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013

    Researchers from the Duke University School of Nursing are examining the brain’s ability to compensate for—and thus mask—potential dysfunction following a concussion. Most mental tests used after someone suffers a mild brain injury such as a concussion are not able to quantify the magnitude of the injury because of ‘‘cognitive reserve” or the brain’s ability to compensate in the short-term and function at what appears to be a relatively normal level.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    For the first time, an organization primarily providing anesthesia care at a military facility, earned the prestigious “Clinical Instructors of the Year” Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Nominated for this award by faculty of the Duke University School of Nursing, the four Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who represent Performance Anesthesia are Ray Brezinski, John White, Rick Hand, and Mike Kapp. 

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Posing with her grandfather is Kristi Lee Hendricks, a graduate of the ABSN program and the student speaker at the ceremony.

    Duke University School of Nursing graduates gathered with friends, family, and members of the community at the Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center on Saturday, December 8, 2012, for the Duke University School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony

  • Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Former U.S. Surgeon General, David Satcher, M.D., PhD, will discuss methods to eliminate health disparities around the world at the Duke University School of Nursing’s 6th Annual Global Health Lecture and Research Seminar on Jan. 24, 2013. Satcher’s keynote address, “Defining the Path to Global Health Equity,” will illustrate examples of major strategies and programs that are improving science, policy and practice around the world.

  • Friday, November 30, 2012

    The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) have received a $1.245 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to increase the number of underrepresented WSSU minority nursing students who are prepared to transition to PhD programs in nursing and other related biomedical/behavioral science disciplines at Duke University.

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    Kirsten Corazzini, PhD, has been selected as a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The status of fellow is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections. Corazzini, who was selected for the Health Sciences section, received formal recognition of her status at a reception on November 15 during GSA’s 65th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has received $4.3 million in annual funds from the National Institutes of Health, making it one of the top 10 nursing schools engaged in NIH-funded research in the past year.

    During the same period the previous year, the school was ranked 15th in NIH funding; in 2010, it was 22nd. The school's rise in ranking is the largest this year among any nursing schools receiving NIH funds.

  • Friday, September 28, 2012

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the fourth annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference November 2 and 3. The sub-theme for this year’s gathering is "Preparing Faculty for the Challenge."

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    The Duke University Schools of Nursing and Medicine are among 13 U.S. schools partnering with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health to build a high-quality and sustainable health system in Rwanda. The seven-year Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program was announced by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in Rwanda in late July.

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