Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will sponsor and host the 6th annual Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Conference on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7. The conference is a joint effort with experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Cone Health System, Carolinas Healthcare System and the Pi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Having a vision statement of “take DUSON to the world, and bring the world to DUSON” might seem a little daunting, but in the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI), they are very clear about their mission — creating successful, two-way global partnerships.
“It must be mutually beneficial,” said Michael Relf, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, AACRN, CNE, FAAN, associate dean for Global and Community Health Affairs. “Our vision for global health right now is guiding everything about our work.”
Friday, July 28, 2017
It’s been more than a year since the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Center for Nursing Research implemented a new structure and launched Research Areas of Excellence: Precision Health, Population Health and Chronic Illness, Clinical Innovation and Methods and Analytics.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Duke University School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing Program is now accepting applications for its new psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program. The program will be directed by Pamela Wall, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, assistant professor for the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Wall is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who served the United States Navy for more than 20 years.
Friday, July 14, 2017
The month of May is turning out to be a big month for the Dimsdale family. In May 2012, Allison Dimsdale, DNP ’12, MSN ’07, BFA, earned her doctorate from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) on the same day that her elder daughter, Callie Dimsdale, MSN ’12, DNP, BSN, earned her DUSON master’s. In May of this year, Allison’s younger daughter, Hannah Dimsdale Johnson, MSN ’17, BSN, became the third Dimsdale to earn her MSN from DUSON.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Being told you have cancer can be one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Sophia Smith, PhD, MSW, associate professor at the Duke School of Nursing (DUSON), has heard those words in her lifetime — twice.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London have partnered to foster the promotion of research and greater inform the practice of professional nursing and midwifery.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Raised in Madison, North Carolina, PhD student Gabrielle Harris, MSN, BSN, always knew she wanted a career that allowed her to interact with and help people. She was first made aware of nursing by an older cousin who is now a nurse anesthetist.
“My dad encouraged me to look into nursing, and I was amazed at the endless and diverse career opportunities available,” Harris said. “I began taking courses in high school to become a certified nursing assistant and eventually majored in nursing at Winston-Salem State University.”
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
When a patient undergoes major surgery, intravenous fluid therapy, or fluid replacement, is a critical part of the intraoperative care to optimize a patient’s blood volume, flow and oxygenation of the tissues. The current “gold standard” method to determine a patient’s total blood volume requires an injection of a radioactive tracer and serial blood sampling and is only suitable for laboratory use.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) students Melissa Arsenault, Casey Brown, Lacie Burton and Kristin Ferguson were recently awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships from the Oncology Nursing Society and the American Cancer Society.
The students share how these scholarships will help them make a difference in the lives of oncology patients and their families.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Brett Morgan, DNP, CRNA, assistant professor, has been appointed director of the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Christa Fullwood, ABSN’17, noticed a need in the emergency room setting for patients who are deaf and wanted to make a difference. Working with graduate students at Duke Pratt School of Engineering, Fullwood developed an application that will help health care professionals, nurses in particular, communicate with deaf patients in emergency situations.