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What lies beneath: Nurse Researcher Exposes the Effects of Toxic Water in Uganda

What Lies Beneath

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Congratulations 2016 Nursing Grads

Congratulations Nursing Grads

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Sean Murphy Published in New England Journal of Medicine

Sean Murphy Published
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of Medicine

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Simulation: The Future of Nursing Education

Simulation: The Future of Nursing Education

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WSU College of Nursing Welcomes Dean Griffin-Sobel

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  • What Lies Beneath: Nurse Researcher Exposes the Effects of Toxic Water in Uganda


    By Sarah Schaub

    Sitting on the dirt floor of the family’s home, Dr. Anita Hunter, WSU Vancouver College of Nursing Clinical Professor, graciously accepted the refreshments that were offered to her, though hesitant. Eyeing the sediment that had collected on the bottom of the glass, she knew the water used to make the fruit beverage was likely contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins from their local water source. She knew the porridge that was offered to her was likely made … » More …

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  • Spring 2016 Excellence Awards

    Congratulations to all of our faculty, staff and students who were presented one of our Spring 2016 College of Nursing Excellence Awards.

    Faculty Awards

    Janessa GravesFaculty Excellence in Research Award – Dr. Janessa Graves, Spokane

    This award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in research. Dr. Graves has developed and implemented a line of inquiry in research, has received extramural funding for her research, has communicated and disseminated her own research findings, and continues to promote and facilitate research in less experienced faculty.

    “Dr. Graves completely revised the PhD Grant Writing course (NURS534) and works … » More …

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  • Welcome Nursing Dean Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel

    (This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

    By Alli Benjamin

    The new dean of the College of Nursing arrived in April with more than 25 years of experience in academic nursing.

    Dean Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel, Ph.D., R.N., is the college’s seventh dean and succeeds Patricia Butterfield, Ph.D., who returned to the faculty and her research.

    “I am so honored to be joining WSU as dean of the College of Nursing,” Griffin-Sobel said. “I am deeply committed to interprofessional education and practice, as it is the foundation … » More …

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