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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Earlier this month, Duke University School of Nursing Student Council achieved a momentous goal and packaged 12,000 meals in less than two hours for the international hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now.

The event brought together students from all four DUSON programs as well as students from Duke’s Schools of Medicine, Divinity, Engineering and the Physician Assistant program and the Physical Therapy program. Family members, staff from the Duke Human Vaccine Institute as well as friends, community members and students from area K-12 schools also pitched in to help.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. -- To mark the 2014 Prematurity Awareness Month, Duke University School of Nursing and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced a research collaboration to execute a first-of-its-kind study on the impact of continuous core temperature monitoring on very low birth weight infants.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Five Duke University School of Nursing faculty members are being inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing at their national conference October 16-18 in Washington, D.C. Constance Johnson, Robin Knobel, Katherine Pereira, Karin Reuter-Rice and Charles Vacchiano join a Duke family of 25 other FAANs in advancing the profession of nursing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Historically, a career path for nurses interested in working in the emergency department (ED) has not been clear. Traditionally, nurses interested in this area of practice worked in a variety of units within a hospital before transitioning into the ED. In recent years, new graduates have often begun their careers by transitioning directly into emergency nursing. This is a challenging setting, given that emergency nursing requires that the nurse provide competent care to patients across all developmental stages and across all stages of acuities.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Being on the front line of direct patient care, nurses act as liaisons and advocates between patients, their families and other health care professionals. It is because of this role, they greatly impact the successful recovery of patients especially following elective procedures and surgeries. Preventing complications from snowballing into a larger unintended problem called “cascade iatrogenesis” is the foundation for the research being conducted by DUSON Assistant Professor Deirdre Thornlow, PhD, RN, CPHQ.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

For more than 40 years, Dr. Terry Valiga has been committed to transforming nursing education in the pursuit of excellence.

That dedication and years of service were recognized last month during the annual Nursing League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit where Dr. Valiga was honored with the prestigious award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education.

“It is an honor and a meaningful illustration of the kind of impact one can have in a career and your commitment to the field. It is somewhat sobering and very meaningful,” said Dr. Valiga.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

(From Summer 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Angela Spivey

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Duke University School of Nursing Health Equity Academy is recruiting its next cohort of students! The Health Equity Academy (HEA) is a federally-funded nursing workforce diversity project committed to the development of minority nurse leaders with an understanding of and commitment to addressing the relationship between social determinants of health, health access, health disparities and health equity.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Duke University School of Nursing has selected Cesar Garcia Aviles as its University Scholar for 2014-2015. Aviles is pursuing his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program in Rwanda, one of the largest health reform initiatives undertaken by a single country, has entered its third year, and several faculty members who were recruited to represent Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) deployed in August. Designed to address Rwanda’s shortage of highly qualified physicians, nurses, midwives and other health care workers, this multi-million dollar project aims to build the health education infrastructure and workforce necessary to create a high quality, sustainable health care system in Rwanda.

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