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  • 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.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Who are we? What do we value? What do we believe? All of these questions can be answered in looking at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Core Values.

    An organization’s core values supports its vision and shapes its culture. According to human resource experts, core values are the essence of the company’s identity. It’s the company’s principles, beliefs or philosophy of values.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has a desire to empower women in caring for themselves. The School developed the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner major in 2015 to prepare advanced practice nurses with the skills and expertise necessary to provide primary and specialty medical care for women.

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The Duke Advancement of Nursing, Center of Excellence received the Practice Academe Innovation Collaboration Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing on Oct. 28 at the 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis.  This practice-academe innovation collaboration award demonstrates that Duke is a preeminent leader among nursing academic-practice partnerships and allows the DANCE partnership to share their model with others around the world in an effort to empower and influence the nursing profession.

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