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Report: Health care jobs to dominate economy

Big growth expected

in health care jobs

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Coug Nurse in first class at WSU medical school

Coug Nurse in first WSU medical school class

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New study: Affordable Care Act has clearly helped adults with disabilities

New study: Affordable Care Act
has helped adults with disabilities

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NLN honors both the WSU College of Nursing and Associate Dean Renee Hoeksel

NLN honors both the WSU College of Nursing and Associate Dean Renee Hoeksel

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  • Vaccination clinics staffed by WSU students reach more than 850 people


    Students from the Washington State University colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy vaccinated more than 850 people in Spokane County this fall.

    That outreach, in partnership with the Spokane Regional Health District, means more than 850 adults and children have increased protection against flu, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, hepatitis A and B, shingles, and other serious conditions.

    The health district relies on WSU health sciences students in Spokane to do that work each fall, said Kari Lidbeck, the district’s Immunization Community Network Specialist.

    “If we didn’t have that partnership with WSU, we wouldn’t have been able to provide those services to the community because … » More …

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  • Professor Louise Kaplan helping Swaziland add nurse practitioners

    There is no medical school in Swaziland, a small African country that has the world’s highest HIV/AIDs rate. Much of Swaziland’s health care is provided by nurses.

    In that environment, family nurse practitioners could fill a critical need for primary care, said Louise Kaplan, Ph.D., an associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver.

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  • Health care jobs will dominate the economy in the next 10 years

    Health care will dominate the job market in the United States in coming years, says an employment outlook report from the federal government.

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