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An Interprofessional Approach to Chronic Care
November 2013

Nurse Faculty Loan Program
November 5, 2013

Nursing receives federal money for graduate students who want to teach.

Federal Grant to Diversity Nursing Workforce
November 5, 2013

$1,041,000 grant from the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) to serve students from disadvantaged groups who are interested in pursuing nursing careers.

Nursing Grant Promotes Chronic Care Intervention
September 24, 2013

$1.3 million grant to teach people with multiple chronic health issues how to better manage their conditions. 

WSU Spokane & Tribe Win Grant
September 26, 2013

WSU and the Spokane Tribe of Indians beginning new project aimed at helping with substance abuse and mental health problems among youth.

Associate Professor Schiavenato Recognized
September 9, 2013

Associate Professor Schiavenato's "orb" invention could help manage pain in newborns and nonverbal patients.

Variable and Potentially Fatal Amounts of Nicotine in e-Cigarette Nicotine Solutions
August 27, 2013

Dr. Donelle Howell recently published in the journal Tobacco Control for her study on e-Cigarettes.

Direct Admit to the College of Nursing for Honors College Students
August 1, 2013

Beginning fall 2013, ten incoming WSU Honors College freshmen declaring nursing as their major will be admitted to WSU College of Nursing.

Is the Nursing Doctorate Worth the Time and Money?
July 25, 2013

AACN raised the bar in 2004 and starting in 2015, a doctorate rather than a master’s degree will be the minimum educational requirement.

Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar Lecture
July 9, 2013

Leading Nursing into a New Era: WSU hosting Johns Hopkins' expert on health policy

Tri-Cities Teaching Facility Progressing
June 26, 2013

Simultaneous demolition and construction efforts are keeping a new, larger home for nursing students in the Tri-Cities on schedule.

Spring 2013 Excellence Awards
June 2013

Faculty and students recognized for excellence

Nursing Completes its Part of Simulation Study
June 20, 2013

Washington State University nursing students have completed their part in a national study of simulated patient use in education.

Health Science Camps Promote Careers and College
June 20, 2013

Native American and underserved high school students statewide are explore health science careers at Washington State University.

Student Conduct Needs Health Assessment
May 30, 2013

Tri-Cities BSN students can add one more “real world” accomplishment to their résumés.

Kids with Asthma, Play Hard Too
May 26, 2013

In a Shift in Advice, Doctors Tell Patients to Get as Much Exercise as Their Peers.

WSU-led team gets Early Return to Work Research Grant
May 15, 2013

What happens when a bakery employee hurts his ankle while lifting a 50-pound bag of flour? In some cases, he might miss a week or two of work.

Debbie Brinker Honored as Nurse Educator of the Year by WSNA
May 2, 2013

WSNA honored several colleagues and community partners.

WSU College of Nursing Students Receive Johnson & Johnson Promise of Nursing Fellowship
April 29, 2013

Only two fellowships awarded; both recipients are enrolled in WSU College of Nursing PhD program.

Students coordinate free mammography services
April 29, 2013

Approximately 25 women from the Spokane area received free mammograms and other breast health services through the hard work of two WSU College of Nursing BSN students. 

Scholarship Program Awards Record Amount to Deserving Nursing Students
April 29, 2013

Donors, students, and faculty celebrated the 154 nurse scholar recipients recognized at the College of Nursing 2013 Scholarship reception.

Preparation Could Reduce Nursing Shortage
February 14, 2013

To expand nursing education and training, WSU Tri-Cities will move into a remodeled facility to grow the College of Nursing in Richland.

PhD Student Selected as Jonas Scholar

Janet Willhaus elected as one of five National League for Nursing Jonas Scholars

Kennewick, Prosser Hospitals Join Nursing Partnership

Funding secured for new nursing facilities in Tri-Cities

Army ROTC Nursing Students at WSU

College and Army ROTC renew agreement ensuring five spaces for qualified cadets in BSN program

NLN Conference at the College of Nursing

Nursing hosts simulation technology conference Oct. 19-21


Army ROTC Nursing Students at WSU

College and Army ROTC renew agreement ensuring five spaces for qualified cadets in BSN program

NLN Conference at the College of Nursing

Nursing hosts simulation technology conference Oct. 19-21

New DNP Degree

WSU Launches New DNP Degree

National Simulation and Technology Conference

WSU College of Nursing Spokane is hosting the National League for Nursing 7th National Technology Conference, Technology’s Transformative Power, on October 19-21, 2012.

Bridging Care Across the Inland Northwest Works to Reduce Hospital-Readmission Rates

WSU nursing researcher helps area health groups with transitions care model

WSU Expands Health Sciences Leadership

John Roll to serve as associate vice provost for graduate education and scholarship    

Military Moms Face Fitness Barriers

Doctoral student examines barriers to fitness after birth for military moms

Ignorance is Bliss?

BSN Students Reach out to Parents

Cougar Nurses: Improving the Quality of Life for Chronically Ill Children

Tri-Cities Students Help Local Students

Na-ha-shnee 2012

Underserved High School Students Experience College, Health Sciences at WSU

WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing Grads in Demand

KNDO TV reports Tri-Cities’ 2012 Spring Convocation and updates on regional nursing shortage  

Nursing Graduate Ready to Serve Native Community

Native American student serves as role model for young natives  

Machine Guns to Medicine: Nursing Degree Completes Life Journey for Spokane Graduate

BSN student earns degree after fleeing his home country, learning English   

PhD Student Receives the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

Our PhD students not only perform research, they also publish exceptional work    

WSU Student Nurses Address Health Care Policy Concerns in Olympia

BSN students observe and participate in legislative discussion at the state level   

Team Challenge Unites Spokane Health Professions Students

Interprofessional activity allows students to practice working with health professionals across disciplines   

Suzie Kardong-Edgren Helping to Steer the Future of Simulation Research and Practice

Simulation becoming a key component to the future of nursing education     

WSU Instructor Publishes Fourth Edition Book

Kerry McGinn authors the fourth edition of The Young Woman’s Breast Health Book    

WSU instructor: Activist Nurses Crucial to Health Care Reform

Faculty Lynnette Vehrs shares her nursing perspective, experiences, and vision for the future of nursing    

Public Health Nursing Visits Associated with Improved Environmental Health Outcomes in Rural Low-Income Families

Dean Butterfield’s research illustrates the difference public health nurses can make    

WSU College of Nursing Students Provide Community Service in Clinicals

BSN students partner with community-based group to care for sight, hearing, and/or speech-impaired patients   

Bed Rest for the Weary

Graduate student recognized gap in transitional care for homeless population    

Real Actors, Real Nursing Training

Instruction moves out of the classroom and into simulated settings    

Interprofessional Education: A catalyst for improving health care delivery

Health Sciences colleges and programs at WSU Spokane use teams to teach students patient-based, coordinated care    

Simulation Preps Health Professions for Practice

Simulated scenario shows students what it is like to be of poor socio-economic status navigating the health system.

Connecting Students Through Technology

Streaming school: Bringing classes to students where they are   

Researcher from Washington State University College of Nursing Lands National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant

Reducing Costs, Improving Outcomes with Coordinated Care Transitions    

Washington State University Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Medical School

Health Sciences division at WSU Spokane growing    

Research Professor Inducted Into the American Academy of Nursing

Neva Crogan-Pomilla recognized as American Academy of Nursing Fellow  

Linda Ward asked to Serve on the Clinical Laboratory Advisory Committee (CLIAC) of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

First nurse ever to serve on CLIAC is a cougar   

Inmate Mental Health Experience Enhances Teaching

Nurse Practitioners supplement workforce 

Washington State University College of Nursing Begins Landmark National Simulation Study

National study evaluates how much simulated learning can substitute clinical experiences while continuing to graduate competent, safe nurses  

Hilda Roberts, Contributing Founder to the College of Nursing, Passes

Pioneer of nursing education in Eastern Washington remembered 

WSU Doctoral Student Selected to Lead National Nursing Simulation initiatives

Willhaus selected as Scholar in Nursing for National League for Nursing 

Air National Guard Partners with College of Nursing to Simulate Food Borne Illness

Simulation lab used to train army medics

Dr. Anne HIrsch Takes Position in Seattle

Longtime faculty joining Seattle University   

Program Opens Doors for Aspiring Health Professionals

High School students try out careers in health sciences   

Dr. Carol Allen Receives WSU Faculty Diversity Award

Dr. Allen fosters ‘cross-cultural collaboration and understanding’  


Grant Funds Student Study of Colon Cancer Patients

PhD student researches how cancer treatment affects intimacy

WSU Graduate Reports Findings in Obstetrical Anesthesia Study

WSU Graduate publishes research findings in Nursing Research

WSU Spokane Designated as Health Science Center

Campus committed to graduate education in health sciences, research  

WSU Spokane honors Dr. Corbett for excellence

Corbett acknowledged for her leadership, collaboration, and community involvement   

WSU Nursing and Air National Guard Team Up on Simulation Training

Partnership saves Air National Guard expenses, resources  

Five WSU projects funded in federal budget bill

Funds used to support distance-delivery education   

Dean Testifies to House of Representatives

Dean’s testimony provides voice for rural families  

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Fund WSU Nursing and Pharmacy Study to Improve Medication Safety

UW, WSU, OHSU to Collaborate in Landmark National Children's Health Study


Bindler Continues Fight against Childhood Obesity as WSU’s First Cougar Gold Scholar


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