DUSON Climbs in Rankings in U.S. News Online Graduate School & in NIH Research

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Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) improved its national position among Online Graduate Nursing Schools by being named the No. 6 program for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report and the No. 2 program for 2019 Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs for Veterans. In addition, the School also moved up into the No. 8 position for 2018 in National Institutes of Health-Funded Research (NIH).

“Duke University School of Nursing continues to be recognized as a leader in both nursing education and research,” said Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing, vice chancellor for Nursing Affairs for Duke University and associate vice president for Academic Affairs for Nursing for Duke University Health System. “Being ranked by these organizations as among the top nursing schools in the country is a testament to the commitment of our faculty and staff. Their innovative teaching and world-class research helps shape the future of the nursing profession and impacts the lives of patients and their families for generations to come.”

U.S. News & World Report uses five categories to develop its rankings for Online Graduate Nursing Schools: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology and admissions selectivity. For the 2019 rankings, 179 nursing schools across the United States were surveyed.

DUSON is currently awarded $5.2 million in funds from the NIH, increasing its 2018 ranking among schools of nursing receiving NIH research funding.

Current NIH-funded research at DUSON includes a variety of studies by faculty and students, including research aimed at:

  • Reducing health disparities in rural and minority populations as well as populations with Serious Mental Illness (SMI);
  • Exploring reactions to health warnings on water pipe tobacco ads;
  • Understanding the intersection of stigma and self-management in Sickle Cell Disease; and
  • Enhancing breast cancer survivorship of Asian Americans.

The National Institutes of Health awarded this year’s research funding from Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 31, 2018.

We congratulate the entire DUSON Community for their continued success.




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