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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that during the next 25 years the population of Americans who are 65 years and older will double to about 72 million. With this increase in the older adult population comes a need to raise awareness of vital aging issues through education, research, clinical practice and community or population health.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will have more than 240 students – 68 from the ABSN program, 106 from the MSN and Certificate program, 63 from the DNP program and eight from the PhD program – who will participate in graduation exercises on Sunday, May 14, at 4 p.m. (Watch livestream)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) student Matthew Heyes, BSN, RN, remembers health care calling out to him at an early age. Growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, Heyes remembers spending many nights with his father practicing the pronunciation of words such as olecranon and metatarsal, listening to tales of difficult surgeries and watching videos of knee arthroscopies and total hip replacements.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Non-communicable diseases kill 40 million people each year, equivalent to 70 percent of all deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization. The maladies, also known as chronic diseases, include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. More importantly, these diseases aren’t limited to the United States.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America.

Health disparities, a difference in health and well-being, have a significant impact among racial and ethnic populations in particular. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, deaths that result from health disparities cost the United States $1.24 trillion.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is holding its annual Nursing Reunion Weekend April 6-7 with more than 100 alumni representing years ending in 2 and 7 along with the Half Century Club, faculty, staff and students expected to attend.

During the Alumni Luncheon Celebration, our distinguished alumni, faculty and friends will be recognized and awarded for their significant contributions to the School and the nursing community at large. This year’s award recipients are:

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.  The scholarships will be awarded to students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Post-Graduate Certificate or DNP- Nurse Anesthesia programs.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Patients 60 years of age and older are often readmitted into an acute care hospital within 30 days of discharge. These readmissions can be costly for the patient and the facility. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, nearly one in five of all hospital patients covered by Medicare are readmitted within 30 days, accounting for $15 billion a year.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is now ranked number 1 in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) in its 2018 Best Graduate Nursing Schools rankings. In addition, the school’s Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program jumped two slots to also be named the number 1 DNP Program by USNWR.