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  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    The Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training (DEFT) Center was created to train, educate and empower individuals in their role as caregivers of homebound older adults. DEFT offers an academic-medical-community model that develops, implements and evaluates an innovative and scalable model for teaching, training and supporting caregivers who assist and care for elders at home following a hospital or rehabilitation discharge.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    With a large number of the U.S. population aging, it is important that there are congressional policies in place to provide the best possible quality of life and care for this population. Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN, an associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing, is completing a term as a 2017-2018 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, a program designed to give hands-on policy experience to healthcare professionals, in order to ensure the needs of the nation’s aging population are met.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018

    Three Duke University School Of Nursing (DUSON) students were recently awarded scholarships to supplement their educational journey in improving quality of life and healthcare outcomes for oncology patients. MSN student Katerina Kafkas, DNP student Joni Watson and DNP student Darcy Burbage were all awarded scholarships from the American Cancer Society and Oncology Nursing Society Foundation.

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Watch Graduation Live!

    Congratulations to all of the students who will participate in graduation exercises on Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m.

    The graduation will be held at the Duke University Chapel located at 401 Chapel Drive in Durham, N.C. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    In celebration of the nursing profession and National Nurses Week, Duke University School of Nursing students and alumni share with us what inspired them to pursue nursing as a career.

    National Nurses Week is an opportunity for communities to recognize the full range of nurses’ contributions. It’s celebrated in honor of Florence Nightingale who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

    Join us as we honor nurses who are leaders improving the quality of health care!

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Sharron Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor, and her co-principle investigator, Christopher Cox, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, were recently awarded $497,832 from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Nursing Research for their project entitled “Needs and triggers: Improving intensive care unit-based palliative care delivery.” Their project is funded for two years, from April 12, 2018 until March 31, 2020.

  • Monday, April 23, 2018

    Sue Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) was recently appointed to the Biden Cancer Initiative board of directors, along with other experts in healthcare, business, finance and technology. As president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and faculty lead for oncology education at DUSON, Schneider is perfectly poised to lend her expertise to this national initiative.

  • Monday, April 16, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing has selected Jamilah Harris and Julie Aly as the recipients of the 2018 Nursing Informatics Scholarships. Congratulations to Harris and Aly, who will each receive $20,000 to be distributed over two years.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018

    Currently in the United States, one in five adults have experienced a behavioral health disorder according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

    Unfortunately, access to mental and behavioral health care in many rural parts of the U.S. is simply unavailable due to a national shortage of mental health professionals. Patients in these rural areas may not know where to seek help and may worry about the stigma attached to seeking mental health care.

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP), an interdisciplinary, community-partnered research program for physicians and nurses, recently added Duke University to its prestigious consortium.

    “Duke is the perfect site to join us at this time,” said Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN, national board chair for the NCSP and dean of the UCLA School of Nursing. “They already have a strong community focus, and their nursing and medical schools are ranked among the top in the country.”

  • Monday, April 2, 2018

    If you were studying to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Duke University School of Nurse Anesthesia in the 1970s, your experience was totally different from the experience that students today are having.

    Things like automatically inflating blood pressure cuffs, finger oxygen monitors and simulation labs were not yet readily available, and your cohort of about 16 students would have attended classes in a small building near the VA Hospital since, at the time, Duke North didn’t exist.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    The Duke University School of Nursing’s PhD Program recently received the 2018 Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education. The PhD program was selected from a highly competitive pool of nominees for its consistent and intentional creation of an environment that demonstrates and is dedicated to exemplary inclusiveness and diversity in graduate education.

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