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Military ties are an important part of the WSU College of Nursing

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Continuing education moving online to better serve nurses

Continuing education moving online to better serve nurses

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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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WSU College of Nursing named a Center of Excellence

WSU College of Nursing named a Center of Excellence

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  • Horse therapy teaches nursing students the value of presence

     

    By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

    Horses have a lot to teach nurses, says Jayne Beebe, a senior instructor at the WSU College of Nursing in Yakima.

    Some patients are nonverbal, for example, or can’t communicate with health care providers because of a language barrier. Some patients are a little scary. And horses, like patients, react to a person’s body language and can sense when someone isn’t “truly with them,” Beebe said.

    Beebe knows horses very well. She grew up riding, and started an equine center in Yakima where using 21 rescued and donated horses she offers therapeutic riding for chemically dependent youth, … » More …

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  • Dr. Dawn Garzon Maaks to be featured on SiriusXM show

    Dr. Dawn Garzon Maaks, clinical professor and associate director of the WSU College of Nursing Vancouver, will be a guest on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio on Thursday to discuss the role of nurse practitioners in health care.

    Dr. Garzon Maaks has more than two decades’ experience as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner, and she’s certified as a pediatric primary care mental health specialist. She provides primary care and behavioral health care for underserved populations in her clinical practice. She’s also the president-elect of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and will become president of the organization in July 2018.

    Doctor Radio, on SiriusXM Channel … » More …

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  • Military ties an important part of the WSU College of Nursing

    By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing 

    Service to country is as much a part of the DNA of the Washington State University College of Nursing as service to patients.

    The college faculty, for example, includes a former commander, four lieutenant colonels, two captains, and a major. Nurse scientists in the College of Nursing lead research that’s informing and sometimes changing military policy. Air National Guard personnel train in the college’s Simulation Lab. And the student body includes members of the Reserve Officer Training Corps and other military training programs.

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