Clinical Practice

DUSON Celebrates the Commitment and Service of Nurses Across Our Community

In honor of the International Year of the Nurse and National Nurses Month, Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) celebrates the contributions of nurses in practice, education and research in addition to our nursing students. Thank you for devoting your lives to caring for individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum.

Reuter-Rice Contributes to New Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines

In the United States, there are more than 600,000 children each year seen in emergency rooms due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), a disruption to the normal function of the brain caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Severe TBI results in approximately 7,000 childhood deaths annually, while survivors of the condition may suffer from long-term health conditions such as seizures, learning difficulty and communication disorders.

DUSON Celebrates National Nurses Week!

In celebration of the nursing profession and National Nurses Week, Duke University School of Nursing students and alumni share with us what inspired them to pursue nursing as a career.

National Nurses Week is an opportunity for communities to recognize the full range of nurses’ contributions. It’s celebrated in honor of Florence Nightingale who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

Join us as we honor nurses who are leaders improving the quality of health care!

Duke Interprofessional Clinic Treats 1,000th Patient

The Duke University Direct Observation and Interprofessional Clinic recently treated its 1,000th patient! Duke University schools of nursing and medicine faculty members and students care for patients in this after-hours clinic, which is open four days a week from 5 to 9 p.m.

Launched in 2015, the clinic provides urgent care services to patients from the Duke University Hospital emergency room who present with less acute symptoms and provides students with an opportunity to provide patient care while being observed by faculty members.

Rodgers Leads COG Evidence-Based Workshop at DUSON

Cheryl Rodgers, PhD, RN, CPNP, CPON, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing, recently led the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Evidence-Based Practice Workshop at Duke University School of Nursing. COG is the world’s largest organization devoted to clinical development of new therapeutics for children and adolescents with cancer. The nursing discipline within COG is focused on setting standards of excellence for the care of children and adolescents with cancer treated on COG clinical trials.

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