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Coug Nurses in the COVID unit

Coug Nurses in the COVID unit: in their own words

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Simulation program gets new name, expanded offerings

New name, next steps for WSU nursing  simulation program

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Once 'homeless and hopeless,' Leanne Nixon rededicated herself to nursing

Once ‘homeless and hopeless,’ she’s now a nurse

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  • Selena Clem portrait BSN student’s thesis popular in nursing journal

    An undergraduate thesis by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at WSU was one of the top 10 most-downloaded papers in 2020 from the journal Pain Management Nursing.

    Selena Clem (BSN ’19) was lead author on the study, “Cannabis Use Motivations among Adults Prescribed Opioids for Pain versus Opioid Addiction.” Co-authors were Teresa Bigand, PhD, nurse scholar at Providence Health & Services, and Marian Wilson, PhD, associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing.

    As an Honors College student, Clem was required to complete a senior thesis and present it to faculty before graduation. Wilson was Clem’s honors faculty advisor, and following graduation continued … » More …

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  • Coug Nurses: Voices from the COVID unit

    Graduates of the Washington State University College of Nursing are working with COVID patients throughout the state and around the country. They recently shared their thoughts with the WSU College of Nursing about what it’s like working in the COVID unit.

    The common denominator is exhaustion. Nurses are tired after battling this pandemic for more than a year and a half.

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  • A BSN student at the WSU College of Nursing practicing clinical skills. WSU College of Nursing’s BSN places in top quarter of programs nationwide

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Washington State University College of Nursing ranks No. 58 out of nearly 700 BSN programs nationwide, according to US News & World Report.

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