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  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Four School of Nursing doctoral students have been named Jonas Scholars by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.

    PhD students Courtney Caiola, MSN, MPH, RN, and D. Dennis Flores, MSN, ACRN, have been selected to receive grants from the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program, which aims to increase the number of doctorally prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools nationwide.

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Elizabeth “Beth” Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, joined Duke University School of Nursing as Executive Vice-Dean, effective July 1, 2012. As the School’s first Executive Vice-Dean, Dr. Merwin will provide senior leadership to the School’s academic and research enterprises and direct the integration of the operational activities of these areas. "Dr. Merwin is an accomplished nursing and health services researcher whose work has focused on improving care for underserved and rural populations," said Dean Catherine L.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Linda L. Davis, Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing, has been named Professor Emerita of Nursing at Duke University. She will retire in July 2012 but will continue work on a grant to help the U.S. Army develop a data collection instrument to identify emergence delirium in wounded warriors. Dr.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Seven Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) faculty graduated from doctor of nursing (DNP) degree programs this spring, bringing the number of doctorally-prepared full-time regular-rank faculty to seventy-two out of a total of seventy-nine. This represents an increase of doctorally-prepared faculty from seventy-seven percent in 2010 to ninety-one percent in 2012.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    The Institute for Educational Excellence at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has named Drs. Helen Gordon, Sharon Hawks, and Kathy Trotter as its Teaching Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Teaching Fellowship program at DUSON provides opportunities for select faculty to continually develop their expertise in ways that will have a significant impact on the practice and science of nursing education.

  • Friday, June 8, 2012

    Duke University School of Nursing will host the 2012 Clinical Instructor Intensive August 2-3 in the Christine Siegler Pearson Building at Duke University. The two-day intensive organized by the Institute for Educational Excellence will address strategies for developing and strengthening clinical education for pre-licensure nursing students.

  • Friday, June 8, 2012

    Eight individuals who have recently earned degrees in disciplines other than nursing from educational institutions across the country arrived at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) on June 2 for a six-week in-residence experience as Making a Difference in Nursing II (MADIN II) Scholars. MADIN II is a federally-funded nursing workforce diversity program committed to increasing the number of economically disadvantaged and underrepresented minorities in nursing.

  • Friday, June 1, 2012

    A delegation of faculty from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will travel to China June 5-15 to participate in scholarly and cultural exchanges and to explore opportunities for educational exchange and research collaborations with top-tier Chinese educational and health care institutions.

  • Friday, May 25, 2012

    Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a global problem. According to the International Council of Nurses, eighty percent of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes and over a third of cancers could be prevented by eliminating shared risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol consumption. With this growing crisis, nurses—who comprise the largest group of health care providers and are at times the only providers available in the community—have the knowledge and skills to play a vital role in both preventing and controlling the burden of NCDs.

  • On May 11, 2011, Duke University School of Nursing held an awards ceremony where three faculty members were honored for their accomplishments.Assistant Professor Helen Gordon received the Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes and rewards demonstrated effectiveness, innovation, and collegial support in teaching at the Duke University School of Nursing. She also received the Outstanding Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Faculty Award.

  • As part of its effort to improve the care of individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD), the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is awarding a three-year $865,365 grant to Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, of Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Tanabe will be conducting research to develop evidence-based best practices for emergency departments that treat adults with sickle cell disease.Announcement of the grant came from the U.S.

  • At the Duke University School of Nursing annual awards ceremony on May 11, 2011, two of the School’s doctoral students were honored for their exemplary work.Mark Toles received the Distinguished Dissertation Award for “Transitional Care in a Nursing Home.” This award is given to a graduating PhD student for innovative and significant research that demonstrates methodological and substantive quality.

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