Boarding his international flight for Tanzania, MSN student Robert Louis-Ferdinand felt as if everything he had been planning for the past year was finally coming to fruition. He felt a multitude of emotions: loneliness, fear, apprehension, but also excitement for the adventure he was about to embark on.
Congratulations to Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) ABSN student, Rose Feinberg who was recently selected as the Fall 2019 Duke University School of Nursing Scholar! Each summer, the School selects a degree-seeking student from the ABSN, MSN, or DNP program to receive a full-tuition University scholarship. The student is selected by the associate dean for academic affairs with input from ABSN, MSN, and DNP program directors.
Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, FAEN, FAAN, associate dean for research development and data science, has been named Laurel Chadwick Professor of Nursing by the Duke University Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2019. Designation as a distinguished professor is the highest honor that Duke University awards to its faculty members.
Angela Richard-Eaglin, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, assistant professor; was recently selected through competitive application for the National League for Nursing’s year-long LEAD Program—one of three tracks in the NLN Leadership Institute and an initiative of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Center for Transformation Leadership designed for nurses in both education and practice who have experien
Congratulations to all of the students who will participate in graduation exercises on Sunday, May 12 at 5 p.m.
The graduation will be held at the Duke University Chapel, located at 401 Chapel Drive in Durham, N.C. There will be a dessert reception held at the School of Nursing from 2 until 4 p.m. prior to the ceremony.
It comes as no surprise that more than 90 percent of nurses in health care are women. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize and celebrate the contributions past and current faculty and staff have made to the nursing profession and to the continuous growth of our school, empowering our students to become transformational nursing leaders.
At Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), we are deeply committed to fostering diversity in the classroom and beyond. As we celebrate Black History Month, we’d like to show how we’re creating a culture of inclusivity, understanding and support for individuals of all backgrounds.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Merwin, executive vice dean and Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing, as she begins her new role as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas Arlington.
Merwin joined Duke in 2012 as the School’s first executive vice dean, providing senior leadership to faculty and academic affairs.
Challenges for senior nursing leaders in management roles are ever-changing. From project planning to human resource issues to financial planning, the demands of management are increasing. Earning a C-suite role is a career goal for many nurses. While all nurses are educated in patient care, now Duke offers a certificate to assist senior-level nurse leaders succeed in management.
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) improved its national position among Online Graduate Nursing Schools by being named the No. 6 program for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report and the No. 2 program for 2019 Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs for Veterans. In addition, the School also moved up into the No. 8 position for 2018 in National Institutes of Health-Funded Research (NIH).