Spring 2017

In This Issue
Welcome to the Spring edition of the Nursing Leadership Exchange (NLE)! Like you, here at the Duke University School of Nursing, the first few months of 2017 have been a whirlwind of activity as we gear up for graduation, which is right around the corner. (Read more)


The Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training Center Focuses on the Caregiver
Patients 60 years of age and older are often readmitted into an acute care hospital within 30 days of discharge. Cristina Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, FNP, FAAN, associate professor for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), founded the Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training (DEFT) Center to address this health care issue. (Read more)


Business Development Office Announces Four New Scholarships
After a successful fiscal year, the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Business Development Office (BDO) will award four one-time $10,000 merit-based scholarships to DUSON students who will begin classes this fall. (Read more)


The No. 1 DNP Program in the Nation Launches Executive Leadership Specialty
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program launches the new DNP Executive Leadership Specialty beginning in fall 2017. The specialty provides seasoned nurse leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to lead complex and changing organizations and health care systems. (Read more)


DUSON 360: Harriet Cook Carter Lecture
In this DUSON 360 segment, we interviewed our 2017 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture keynote speaker Janet Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of Nursing and chair of the Behavioral and Social Science IRB for The University of Iowa. In this interview, Williams talks about her research focus in behavioral and family genomic health. (Watch video)

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