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WSU nursing faculty, students giving COVID vaccinations

Nursing faculty, students
giving COVID vaccinations

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Nursing PhD, MN added to Western Regional Graduate Program

PhD and MN now available through graduate alliance

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Dr. Lonnie Nelson helping evaluate COVID vaccines' impact on Native populations

Nelson part of panel evaluating COVID vaccines

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  • Nursing student gives another student COVID vaccine WSU nursing students and faculty giving COVID vaccinations

    As the first group of Washington residents line up for COVID-19 vaccines, some are getting those long-awaited inoculations from WSU College of Nursing faculty and students.

    In recent weeks Coug Nurses have volunteered in the Spokane area at Providence hospitals and at Summit Cancer Centers, which is an approved vaccination provider in the region. College of Nursing staff also volunteer at Providence to check people in for appointments.

    Victoria Sattler, a teaching assistant professor at the College of Nursing, has been volunteering since the first day vaccines were administered at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital.

    “I still work in the emergency department and have been working … » More …

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  • Tracy Klein Nurse practitioners make addiction treatment more available in rural areas

    Giving nurse practitioners the authority to prescribe buprenorphine has brought that gold standard treatment for opioid addiction to people who might not have had access to it before, according to a new study led by Tracy Klein, PhD, associate professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver.

    Klein and her colleagues Dan Hartung, PharmD, and Jonah Geddes, MPH, used Prescription Drug Monitoring Data to look at prescription and dispensing patterns in Oregon before and after nurse practitioners and physician assistants gained the authority to prescribe buprenorphine in 2017. Before that time, only physicians were allowed to prescribe the medication nationally.

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  • PhD student teaching a class WSU nursing PhD, MN offered in western U.S. at in-state tuition rate

    Students from 16 western states and territories will now be able to enroll in the WSU College of Nursing’s PhD and Master of Nursing programs and pay the in-state tuition rate, saving thousands of dollars per semester.

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