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  • Monday, September 18, 2017

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is the only school in the nation to currently have three Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education designations from the National League for Nursing (NLN). DUSON was recognized at the NLN’s 2017 Education Summit in the categories “Advancing the Science of Nursing Education” (2017-2021), and “Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty” (renewed 2017-2022).

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Applications are now being accepted for candidates interested in assuming the Program Director role for the PhD in Nursing Program.

    It was 2006 when Duke University School of Nursing launched its PhD in Nursing Program to address urgent health care issues of chronic illnesses, the shortage of faculty to teach in schools of nursing, and the need for ongoing nursing research.

  • Monday, August 21, 2017

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is excited to welcome all of the new students, faculty and staff joining our diverse community. Whether joining us here on campus or as a distance-based student or instructor, we are delighted to have you as part of our team of outstanding talent!

    As the 2017-2018 academic year begins today, we look forward to a great year with the support of our expert faculty, hardworking staff, engaging alumni and dedicated students.

  • 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. 

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