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PhD to Policy Change: How one Scholar’s Research Informed Policy Change in the U.S. Air Force

PhD Scholar’s Research Informs Policy Change in the U.S. Air Force

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Nursing Welcomes New Dean

Nursing Welcomes New Dean

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Evolving Healthcare in Yakima Valley

Improving Health & Embracing Interprofessional Education in Yakima

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Bedside After Battle

Bedside After Battle

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  • PhD to Policy Change: How one Scholar’s Research Informed Policy Change in the U.S. Air Force


    By Alli Benjamin

    Following childbirth, many new moms are advised by their doctor to take one year to heal and return to pre-pregnancy weight. For active duty women in the U.S. Air Force, this wasn’t an option until March 2015, when the policy changed that required new mothers returning to work to pass a rigorous fitness test just six months after giving birth.

    This policy change was informed by data gathered and published by Nursing alumna Nicole Armitage, PhD. … » More …

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  • Air National Guard Trains Medics at WSU College of Nursing

    Air National Guard Simulation

    By Sarah Schaub

    The Air National Guard (ANG) 141st Medical Group from Fairchild Air Force Base attended their quarterly simulation/medical skills training at the College of Nursing this past weekend.

    Thirty medics were in attendance for the all day training. Their training objective was to learn and practice primary and secondary survey assessment on patients. Half of the day was spent conducting cast care and the second half involved smalls groups participating in simulated patient exercises. The patient, … » More …

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  • Washington State University College of Nursing Hires New Dean

    Griffin-Sobel2016Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN who has more than 25 years of experience in academic nursing, has been named dean of the College of Nursing at Washington State University, effective May 16, 2016.

    Dr. Griffin-Sobel, who is known for her leadership and innovation in teaching with technology and interprofessional education, is Dean and Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Prior to Upstate, she was at Hunter College School of Nursing, City University of New York where she served as acting dean, assistant dean of curriculum & technology (2008-2011), … » More …

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WSU Nursing instructor and alumna Megan Vulcan’s teaching philosophy is that students learn best when they are taught as individuals and mentored by someone who genuinely cares about their future. Megan’s feels her work with students has been both rewarding and enriching. She enjoys translating her experiences as a nurse practitioner to the classroom, using real life experience to help others learn.
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