Educational Excellence

School of Nursing Launches Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Duke University School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing Program is now accepting applications for its new psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program. The program will be directed by Pamela Wall, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, assistant professor for the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Wall is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who served the United States Navy for more than 20 years.

New Horizons in Sickle Cell Disease

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will sponsor and host the 6th annual Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Conference on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7. The conference is a joint effort with experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Cone Health System, Carolinas Healthcare System and the Pi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is excited to welcome all of the new students, faculty and staff joining our diverse community. Whether joining us here on campus or as a distance-based student or instructor, we are delighted to have you as part of our team of outstanding talent!

As the 2017-2018 academic year begins today, we look forward to a great year with the support of our expert faculty, hardworking staff, engaging alumni and dedicated students.

DUSON Earns Third NLN Centers of Excellence Designation

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is the only school in the nation to currently have three Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education designations from the National League for Nursing (NLN). DUSON was recognized at the NLN’s 2017 Education Summit in the categories “Advancing the Science of Nursing Education” (2017-2021), and “Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty” (renewed 2017-2022).

University Scholarship and Inaugural BDO Scholarships Awarded

This year, the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) awards five students scholarships to help lower educational costs and help further their education. The University Scholarship is awarded each year, to one recipient. This year, the DUSON Business Development Office (BDO) announced the creation of four merit-based scholarships. Students receiving scholarships are: Kathryn Starr, Nicole Toomey, Taylor Brooke Smith, Emily Hartman and Monica Christine Nandwani.

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Four Faculty Members Join Fellowship of American Academy of Nursing

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of four faculty members who were inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) at its national conference this month in Washington, D.C., Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC; Jennie De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF; Nancy Short, DrPH, MBA, RN; and Kathy Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP-C, FAANP. They were selected for their evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care.

Duke University School of Nursing Named Best School for Men in Nursing

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has been awarded a 2017 “Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing” award by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN). The award recognizes DUSON’s significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing, providing men a supportive educational environment, and educating faculty, students, and the community about the contributions men have made and continue to make to the nursing profession.

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