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  • Duke University School of Nursing has selected Gayle Bridges Harris, BSN’72, MPH, RN, to receive the 2012 Distinguished Alumna Award. Harris is the health director of the Durham County Health Department. With nearly forty years of service in the health department, Harris is involved in many important initiatives geared at promoting health to underserved populations. 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.

  • Margaret (Midge) T. Bowers, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, assistant professor, co-coordinator of the family nurse practitioner instructional area, and lead faculty of the adult nurse practitioner-cardiovascular specialty at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), has been selected for advancement to Associate of the American College of Cardiology (A.A.C.C.) status.

  • Faculty and staff from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) helped create successful virtual poster sessions that won a 2011 Campus Technology Innovators Award.In the seventh annual Campus Technology Innovators Award competition, ten winners were selected in six categories, out of 393 nominations submitted from higher education institutions around the globe.

  • The Duke University School of Nursing website has a new look. Consistent with the implementation of the new website, the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives’ web pages will also undergo significant changes. Be sure to visit OGACHI on the web periodically to view continued enhancements such as a new Faculty and Staff Initiatives page highlighting global activity and DUSON involvement.

  • Dr. Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs and CEO, Duke University Health System, and Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg, executive director, Center for Personalized Medicine, are holding the Duke Center for Personalized Medicine 2012 Symposium on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Theme for the gathering is “The Interface of Research and Clinical Implementation.”

  • Sunday, May 16, 2010 was graduation day at Duke University and the School of Nursing graduated nearly 300 students with Bachelor, Masters, Post Masters, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees. Several things struck me as I sat through the ceremony and listened to the speakers, descriptions of the various accomplishments and awards presented to students.

  • Duke University School of Nursing will host the 2011 Winter Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) February 10-13 at the Washington Duke Inn. Theme for the gathering will be "The Human Genome and Personalized Medicine: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Prevention and Treatment in a Diverse Society." More than 35 individuals from across the nation are expected to attend.

  • The Office of Admissions and Student Services at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will host its 2011 Duke Days on Friday, July 29; Monday, August 1; and Friday, August 5. One hundred and forty-one applicants to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree program have been invited to attend.

  • On October 13, 2012, close to 100 Duke University School of Nursing students served as escorts to the homeless population and provided needed medical assistance to members of the Durham community at the 5th Annual Project Homeless Connect. Held at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one day, one stop opportunity for underprivileged or homeless community members to receive services such as medical screenings, dental care, legal counseling, employment advice and opportunities, housing services, as well as hygiene services and a hot meal - all free of charge.

  • Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) rose to seventh place in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate schools of nursing in the United States. In the previous ranking, released in 2007, DUSON was rated 15th.

    U.S. News and World Report also ranked specialized programs within the master of science in nursing degree. DUSON’s pediatric nursing program ranked fifth nationally; the adult nurse practitioner program, tenth; gerontology, tenth; the anesthesiology program ranked eleventh.

  • Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) at the ACCM Convocation/Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Awards Presentation on Monday, January 17, 2011, in San Diego, California. As part of the SCCM, the College helps foster the Society's mission by recognizing the highest achievements in multiprofessional critical care.

  • Mark Toles, PhD, RN, one of the two first graduates of the Duke University School of Nursing PhD degree program, is among seven individuals nationwide who have been named 2011-2013 Claire M. Fagin Fellows. The distinguished Claire M.

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