Educational Excellence

DUSON Welcomes Howard as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is excited to welcome Valerie Howard, EdD, MSN, RN as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA). In her role, Howard will develop, implement and evaluate educational programs and ensure that the School’s academic programs receive necessary resources. Additionally, she will provide leadership and oversight to operations that support DUSON and its students.

Shaping the Future of Oncology Education and Practice

Duke University School of Nursing has centered its mission on not only providing an excellent education for future nursing leaders but also to creating a center of excellence for advancing nursing science.

As the field of Oncology nursing has expanded its role, DUSON is proud to have played its part in helping to educate a future generation of oncology nurses while also leading nursing science in oncology research.

So, You Want to Apply to DUSON…

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?

Women’s History Month: Women in Health Care

Over the past several decades, the labor force and the levels of education have changed for women. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 65 million women had jobs and 53 percent worked in three industries that employed the most women including education and health services.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has a rich history in educating women leaders in nursing.

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