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May is National Nurses Month
Posted On: Monday, May 8, 2023 - 10:43 by Beverly Murphy
During this month-long celebration, we focus on the theme, “Nurses Make a Difference: Anytime, Anywhere – Always.” Let us honor the unwavering commitment of nurses to their patients, and the value they provide to the unified health care team in accomplishing their medical readiness mission.
DUKE UNC Health Professions Education Collaborative
Posted On: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 13:47 by Beverly Murphy
The Health Professions Education Collaborative, a new partnership with UNC and the Durham VA Medical Center, will kick off events in March and April to enable collaborations and improve health outcomes.
March 8, 2017
Topic: Interprofessional Collaboration and Networking
Location: UNC School of Nursing Rm 217
April 18, 2017
Topic: Interprofessional Team Building in Action
Location: Center for Nursing Discovery, Duke SON
DUMC History Retrospective: Nurses to the Front
Posted On: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 23:04 by Beverly Murphy
In April, the School of Nursing welcomed back its graduates for their annual alumni weekend. Nursing education has a long and rich history here at Duke. From its beginnings in 1931 to the present day, Duke has attracted the best faculty and produced top graduates. Among these graduates is a unique group that exemplified service: the Cadet Nurses.
On April 30, 1941, prior to U.S. involvement in World War II, the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) issued a call for schools of nursing to increase enrollment in order to train more nurses for military, health, and civilian service. Duke responded by admitting 84 students in October, 1941, a boost from 58 the previous year.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor later that year, the…MORE