As part of the School’s dedication to creating equitable opportunities for students to pursue nursing, the Duke University School of Nursing has committed to providing more need-based scholarships for students seeking the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree. Beginning in the…
This article was adapted for the web and originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2024 edition of Duke Nursing Magazine. John "Harper" Hornaday remembers watching Discovery Health TV as a child and dreaming of working in healthcare someday. Now an ABSN student at the Duke University…
Anthony Morrow, Duke School of Nursing DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program student, decided to pursue nursing after his parents simultaneously suffered from respiratory failure from the flu. Morrow said at their bedside he was intrigued by the ICU nurse’s knowledge and compassion and empowered by the…
A biostatistician with methodological and secondary data analysis expertise, Silva has led multiple cohorts of students from the School’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, as they developed scholarly projects based on data from the electronic data system at Grey’s Hospital in…
Joy Adeku, MSN,RNC-NIC, recently graduated from the Master of Science program and is a recipient of the Thelma Ingles Award for excellence in clinical expertise and scholarly activities. The award was established in 1973 in honor of a distinguished nurse educator and writer, Thelma…
ABSN  Admissions officers can’t stress it enough: The personal statements for ABSN applicants matters. The 16-month accelerated program requires a bachelor’s degree in any major from an accredited institution, a 3.0 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale, and a handful of prerequisite…
“It’s important that we recognize and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts because of who we are as a country,” Grant says, noting that DEI offices across the nation are facing a tough political climate.  “As America becomes more diverse, from a nursing perspective, we must be able…
The students presented their posters and in addition, four of the NNP students won awards for their posters and were recipients of the Robert “Bob” Rogers Poster Session Grant Fund. Joy Adeku and Sarah Defore both won 2nd place and Anjavi Sharma and Amanda Williams both won 3rd place. The grant…
Duke School of Nursing (DUSON) proudly announces its Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program has achieved the prestigious #1 ranking in the recent US News & World Report (USNWR) rankings. This achievement is a testament to the school's unwavering commitment to excellence in…
Congratulations on your acceptance to the Duke ABSN Program! It is not too late to submit the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal loan funding. The FAFSA must be completed a certain way so follow the instructions below to…
The National League for Nursing (NLN) has established a new award named in honor of Marilyn H.  Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing. This brand-new award recognizes an individual or team that has generated an evidentiary…

Duke University School of Nursing’s reputation for its commitment to mitigating social determinants of health (SDOH) continues to garner the school recognition as a top institution for nursing education. The school is ranked #1 for all of its participating Nursing Master’s Programs and…
Dancy Margaret Dancy recently graduated from the Master of Science program and is a recipient of the Thelma Ingles Award for excellence in clinical expertise and scholarly activities. The award was established in 1973 in honor of a distinguished nurse educator and writer, Thelma Ingles. She…
The Duke University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program, received an Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Grant, which is supported by the United States Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The funding provides tuition support for…
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Charmaine Duckie, MSN, RN, MSRN-BC, NEA- BC, has been awarded the George McGuire Memorial Scholarship from the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) for her social justice efforts. The NBNA, of which Duckie is a member, serves as a voice…
Editor's Note: This article was provided by the NEF organization and edited accordingly. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student Whitney Thornton has been awarded a scholarship from the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF). The NEF’s mission is to promote leadership…
Two Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) students have been awarded a distinguished scholarship due to their commitment to eliminating health inequities. Marcus Bolick and Milenna Echegaray Gomez are 2022 recipients of Johnson & Johnson’s Our Race to Health Equity…
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