Educational Excellence

Empowering Future Nursing Leaders: Celebrating Women’s History Month

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.

Celebrating Beth Merwin

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.

New Executive Leadership Certificate Prepares Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

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. 

DUSON Climbs in Rankings in U.S. News Online Graduate School & in NIH Research

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).

2019 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture Addresses Rape Trauma Through the Years

Duke University School of Nursing will host the 2019 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on Monday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center. The keynote speaker is Ann Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC, FAAN, professor of psychiatric mental health nursing at Boston College Connell School of Nursing and professor emerita from the University of Pennsylvania. She will present on “Have We Advanced? Rape Trauma Circa 2019.”

Nursing Students Join Duke’s Inaugural National Clinician Scholars Cohort

Two nursing students and three physicians recently joined the inaugural cohort for Duke’s National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). Dominique Bulgin, PhD student at Duke University School of Nursing and Sallie Allgood, PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing; are among the participants in this cohort representing the first group of interdisciplinary medical researchers selected for the newly established Duke NCSP site.

Bringing Nursing Curriculum to Life

At Duke, we bring curriculum to life for our students to help make connections between theory, practice and improving care for those we serve. In one of our ABSN courses, Gerontological Nursing—Caring for Older Adults and their Families, students learn about caring for an aging population and helping patients’ caregivers. Faculty employ three unique approaches to engage the minds and hearts of our students as they learn to care for vulnerable elders and their families.

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