Educational Excellence

Nursing School Expansion Plans Approved by Duke Trustees

The Duke University Board of Trustees on Saturday approved plans for constructing a new 102,000-square foot facility that will connect to the Duke University School of Nursing Christine Siegler Pearson Building.

The new building will house Duke’s School of Nursing, the School of Medicine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, and Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Construction is scheduled to start this month and be completed in the fall of 2019.

Register Now for the 2018 Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference

Duke University School of Nursing’s Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 8th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 22 and 23. This year’s theme is “The Science of Learning.”

The keynote speaker is Dr. James Lang. He is a professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.

Telepsychiatry Bridges Gap between Rural and Urban Communities

Currently in the United States, one in five adults have experienced a behavioral health disorder according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Unfortunately, access to mental and behavioral health care in many rural parts of the U.S. is simply unavailable due to a national shortage of mental health professionals. Patients in these rural areas may not know where to seek help and may worry about the stigma attached to seeking mental health care.

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