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The Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute is back for its 22nd year

Na-ha-shnee shows teens a future in health care

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Friendship forged ties between College of Nursing and Thailand’s top university

Friendship forged ties between College of Nursing and Thailand’s top university

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Simulator that trains police on bias to be featured in documentary

Simulator that trains police on bias to be featured in documentary

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National Nurses Week

Annual event honors nursing

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  • Anita Hunter’s passion to help others took her around the world

    By Addy Hatch

    Anita Hunter has traveled the globe, but the pediatric nurse practitioner, professor and academic leader didn’t hit the tourist spots. Instead, she chose destinations where people were suffering and she believed she could help: Ghana, Belfast, Tijuana, Uganda.

    But that traveling is over for WSU College of Nursing’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Accreditation. Hunter, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, said a recent trip to Uganda was her last.

    “After 22 years I’ve got to call a stop,” said the 71-year-old. “I can’t physically sustain the stress of those trips.” Getting to Mbarara, Uganda, for example, takes 24 to 36 hours each … » More …

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  • Dr. Janet Katz named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

    Dr. Janet Katz, Professor at the WSU College of Nursing, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Katz will be inducted into the Academy in a ceremony in October.

    She is one of 173 nurse leaders worldwide selected for induction as an Academy fellow. Selection criteria includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are judged based in part on how their nursing career has influenced health policies and public health.

    Dr. Katz has worked extensively to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce, and is currently principle investigator on … » More …

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  • Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute under way at WSU Spokane

    By Addy Hatch

    For more than two decades, Native American and Alaska Native teenagers have headed to Washington State University in the summer to learn about careers in the health sciences. This year, 24 young women and men representing 20 tribal nations arrived on Sunday for 11 days of workshops, field trips, personal wellness and exercise sessions – all part of the Na-ha-shnee Native American Health Sciences Institute.

    Sarah Burke once was one of those students. The member of the Lummi Nation, near Bellingham, attended Na-ha-shnee three times. She’s back as a counselor this summer, after finishing her first semester at the WSU College of … » More …

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