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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Christa Fullwood, ABSN’17, noticed a need in the emergency room setting for patients who are deaf and wanted to make a difference. Working with graduate students at Duke Pratt School of Engineering, Fullwood developed an application that will help health care professionals, nurses in particular, communicate with deaf patients in emergency situations.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Who are we? What do we value? What do we believe? All of these questions can be answered in looking at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Core Values.

An organization’s core values supports its vision and shapes its culture. According to human resource experts, core values are the essence of the company’s identity. It’s the company’s principles, beliefs or philosophy of values.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has a desire to empower women in caring for themselves. The School developed the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner major in 2015 to prepare advanced practice nurses with the skills and expertise necessary to provide primary and specialty medical care for women.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Duke Advancement of Nursing, Center of Excellence received the Practice Academe Innovation Collaboration Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing on Oct. 28 at the 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis.  This practice-academe innovation collaboration award demonstrates that Duke is a preeminent leader among nursing academic-practice partnerships and allows the DANCE partnership to share their model with others around the world in an effort to empower and influence the nursing profession.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is excited to join the nation in celebrating National Nurses Week. This year’s theme as set by the American Nurses Association is “Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

As an institution of higher learning, we wanted to see how our faculty, staff and students take an active approach to work-life balance or fit.

We asked our DUSON community to share their personal stories in balancing life:

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.