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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A hospital discharges a man after surgery with instructions to change his wound dressing three times a day and refrigerate his medication.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor estimated that the field of nursing would experience a job growth of 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, which created a need for qualified nurses. This need combined with the need for nurses with the knowledge to effectively treat the health challenges of today caused the Institute of Medicine to release a report recommending that the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate and advance nursing degrees increase to 80 percent by 2020.

So how do you increase your chances of being accepted into nursing school?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

There’s no question about it. The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has been deeply committed to fostering diversity in the classroom and beyond for over a decade. The School’s diversity statement makes it clear: 

…By embracing diversity and inclusion in all that we do and strive for, we strengthen our community, our pedagogy, our research and the future design, development and delivery of a health care system that eliminates disparities both locally and globally.… 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It’s been more than 30 years since the first HIV infection was documented in the United States. And while treatment has improved and the virus is no longer the death sentence it used to be, the number of new infections is holding steady at about 45,000 per year, and the supply of skilled providers is dwindling. The Southeast in particular reflects the grimmest numbers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Alison Ross’ first nursing job was in a 20-bed hospital in Fort Smith, Canada, a sub-Arctic town of fewer than 3,000 residents that straddles Alberta and the Northwest Territories. “I had physicians and other nurses I could call for help if I was stuck, but on any given shift I was often the only RN in the building.”

Friday, January 20, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development will host the 2017 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on Monday, February 13, 2017, from 3 to 5:45 p.m. at the Mary Trent Semans Center – Great Hall.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Sharon Hawks, DNP'10, CRNA, Duke University School of Nursing associate professor and director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, passed away earlier this week after an extended illness.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) released its 2017 rankings of the best online graduate nursing programs, and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is recognized as the third best program in the United States as well as the third best program for veterans.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has again jumped in our ranking as one of the top nursing schools engaged in National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research. In 2016, DUSON received more than $6.4 million in annual funds from NIH. The School has continued to jump in the rankings since 2010 when the School was ranked 22nd.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome School of Nursing students, faculty and staff to 2017 and the spring semester of our 2016-2017 academic year!

We are excited to welcome all of our new students joining the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) community. We are also delighted to assist them on their journey to becoming nurse leaders.