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  • 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.

  • Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, will receive the 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Award from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) on Friday, April 8, 2011. Dr. Anderson serves as the Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing at DUSON.

    Following the 10 a.m. awards ceremony in the School of Nursing Auditorium, Dr. Anderson will present the 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Lecture entitled “Connecting Care and Outcomes through Local Interactions in Nursing Homes:  Improving Care through Nursing Management Practices” from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

  • To celebrate National Nurse Anesthetists Week, Jan. 23-29, 2011, and the tenth anniversary of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Duke University School of Nursing, faculty and students enrolled in the program are visiting local schools and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of Durham.

  • Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the second annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference October 21 and 22. The sub-theme for this year’s gathering is "What the Best College Teachers Do."Dr. Ken Bain, an internationally-known education scholar and author of the award-winning book “What the Best College Teachers Do,” will deliver the keynote address.According to Dr.

  • Gustav Moyo, Registrar of the Nurses and Midwifery Council of Tanzania, visited Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) from February 25 to March 7, 2012. The purpose of his visit was to consult with DUSON Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) faculty and leadership on the potential for nurse practitioner education and practice in Tanzania, a potential collaborative initiative between DUSON, the nursing schools at Muhimbili University and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, and the City of Hope. During his visit Mr.

  • A total of 175 students from Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University School of Medicine will convene March 21-22 at the School of Nursing to explore ways to promote optimal patient care and patient safety. 

  • This summer, Duke University School of Nursing student Rhiann Maiden spent four weeks immersed in the health care and culture of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. As a part of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Rhiann traveled to Saint Vincent to gain valuable cultural and hands-on experience that would enhance her specialization as a family practice Nurse Practitioner (NP). Before leaving, Rhiann listed several objectives for her experience.

  • Duke University School of Nursing has selected Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN, to receive the 2011 Distinguished Alumna Award. Dr. Lake is associate professor of nursing, associate professor of sociology, associate director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lake will receive the award during a ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

  • Duke University School of Nursing has received a $646,514 federal grant to provide distance-based education for rural nurses who want to become certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).Charles Vacchiano PhD, CRNA, is the author and project director for this Rural CRNA Initiative grant, the first of its kind in North Carolina.

  • Duke University School of Nursing recognized seven faculty members for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony on May 11, 2012.

  • Barbara S. Turner, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Duke University School of Nursing Professor and Chair of the School’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, has been named by the Duke University Board of Trustees as the Elizabeth P. Hanes Professor of Nursing, effective July 1, 2011. Designation as a distinguished professor is the highest honor that Duke University awards to its faculty members."For 20 years Dr. Turner’s leadership has helped to build Duke’s School of Nursing.

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