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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.

Duke University Scholar

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.

Happy Holidays From DUSON

At the Duke University School of Nursing, we’re proud of our 2017 accomplishments and we’re looking forward to a productive 2018.

First, we’d like to thank our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners for their hard work and dedication that helped us have another remarkable year. Here’s a look back at our year.

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