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!
Monday, May 7, 2018
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.
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.
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.