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  • 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.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing has been ranked the No.1 Doctor of Nursing Practice program by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) in its 2019 Best Graduate Nursing Schools rankings. We were also named the number two Best Graduate Nursing Program and our Family Nurse Practitioner specialty was ranked number one!

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing’s Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 8th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 22 and 23. This year’s theme is “The Science of Learning.”

    The keynote speaker is Dr. James Lang. He is a professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.

  • Monday, March 12, 2018

    Growing up in the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s, PhD student Vanessa Curlee has witnessed firsthand the negative effects that substance abuse and mental illness can have on a community. Having personal experiences with individuals that suffer from addiction, she has witnessed how this disorder can destroy families and communities and hopes to find a way to improve the health of vulnerable populations.

  • Monday, March 5, 2018

    The Duke University School of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Research will host its first Summer Institute on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, 2018.

  • Monday, March 5, 2018

    Cheryl Rodgers, PhD, RN, CPNP, CPON, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing, recently led the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Evidence-Based Practice Workshop at Duke University School of Nursing. COG is the world’s largest organization devoted to clinical development of new therapeutics for children and adolescents with cancer. The nursing discipline within COG is focused on setting standards of excellence for the care of children and adolescents with cancer treated on COG clinical trials.

  • Monday, March 5, 2018

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will welcome alumni for the annual Nursing Reunion Weekend from April 12-13. Alumni who graduated in years ending in a 3 or 8 are encouraged to come back to reunite, reminisce and reconnect with classmates.

    The weekend is full of exciting events from the reunion luncheon hosted by Dean Marion E. Broome with special guest Duke University President Vincent E. Price to the reunion awards and recognition program and even a Duke Chapel Climb (if you reserve your spot early enough).

  • Monday, February 26, 2018

    Many pediatric patients receiving care in primary care settings have mental health concerns that are difficult for primary care providers to diagnose and manage. It’s estimated that one in seven youth in the United States suffer from a behavioral concern or mental illness and research shows half of all lifetime cases of mental illness will begin by the age of 14. Once a mental illness develops, it may become more difficult to treat.

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Debra Brandon, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing, recently received the 2018 Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award. This award recognizes individuals who reflect in their work and academic pursuit the objectives to which Dr. Cook dedicated his professional life—social justice, mentoring and seeking to improve relations among people of all backgrounds.

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