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  • The federally-funded Making a Difference in Nursing II (MADIN II) Program hosted a visit from its consultants January 19-21, 2011. MADIN II is a HRSA Workforce Diversity grant with the goal of increasing the participation of high achieving/high potential underrepresented minorities (URMs) in nursing education at Duke University School of Nursing. The ultimate outcome of the project is to produce nursing leaders from URMs in nursing prepared at the PhD or DNP levels.

  • 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.

  • On January 19, 2012, Barbara Nichols, former chief executive officer of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International, gave the Fifth Annual Global Health Lecture on "Perspectives on Globalization and Health Policy" from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Duke University School of Nursing Auditorium. A record attendance of more than 250 faculty, staff, students, nurse professionals and members of the community attended the lecture, filling the auditorium and an overflow lecture hall to capacity.

  • 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.

  • Duke University School of Nursing honored two students in its master of science in nursing degree program for their service and scholarship at the School’s awards ceremony on May 11, 2012.

  • Mary Pauline “Polly” Johnson, MSN’80, RN, FAAN, is the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Johnson is president and CEO of the Foundation for Nursing Excellence, an organization committed to improving health outcomes of North Carolina residents through policies and practices that enhance the practice of nursing. She will receive the award during a ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

  • Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) held its 2011 Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, honoring its recent graduates. One hundred sixty-three students participated in the ceremony, representing the School’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and PhD degree programs.In her opening remarks, Dean Catherine L.

  • Bei Wu, PhD, joined the faculty of the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) in January 2011. In addition to her position at DUSON, Dr. Wu holds faculty membership in the Center for the Study of Aging and in the Duke Global Health Institute. She also holds adjunct professor/senior fellow positions at three academic institutions in China. Dr. Wu’s areas of research expertise include gerontology and global health.

  • Scholarships will support Duke University School of Nursing in training a demographically representative pool of nursing professionalsDurham, NC, July 18, 2011 – Duke University School of Nursing announced today that for the fourth year in a row, it has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN).

  • Harvey J. Cohen, MD, HS’65-’67, ’69-’71, has been named an Honorary Alumnus of the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) for his partnership and dedication to advancing the work of the School of Nursing. One of the world’s leading experts in geriatric oncology, Dr. Cohen is the Walter Kempner Professor of Medicine, director of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and a professor in the Duke University School of Nursing. He will be recognized as an Honorary Alumnus during a ceremony from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • 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 10, 2011, for the Duke University School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony.

    This year twenty-eight Master of Science in Nursing, fourteen Post-master's Certificate, and one Doctor of Nursing Practice students completed graduation requirements, joining sixty-one new Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) graduates to celebrate a milestone in their professional careers.

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