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PhD Student Spotlight: Donna Watson

PhD Student Spotlight: Donna Watson

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WSU Ranked #3 of 50 Most Beautiful Nursing Schools

WSU Ranked #3, Most Beautiful Nursing School

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Researcher Receives $2.5M Grant

$2.5M Grant to Study Affordable Care Act

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With more than three million members, nurses represent the largest segment of healthcare in the US. This group has the voice, intellect, and vision to transform the future of healthcare delivery, nursing education, and leadership both in Washington state and abroad. We invite you to explore the array of careers and opportunities in nursing, from BSN to health policy and doctoral nursing education.

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  • IPE Opportunities in Yakima


    Pacific NW University $1.75M HRSA grant provides interprofessional learning opportunities for health science students across Central Washington

    Since fall 2015, students at the college in Yakima have participated in several interprofessional events (IPE) in coordination with central Washington higher education partners: Pacific NW University of Health Sciences, Central Washington University, Yakima Valley Community College, Heritage University, and WSU College of Pharmacy in Yakima. Nearly 300 students participated in the first IPE event, where students worked in small groups to complete various patient assesments while learning about each others’ profession. In an additional event, 50 students took … » More …

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  • WSU College of Nursing Selected as #3 of 50 Most Beautiful Nursing Schools

    Published by Nursing School Hub

    Spokane campus fallWashington State’s College of Nursing boasts campuses in such striking locations as Spokane, Yakima, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Walla Walla. The primary campus at Spokane is ideal as it gets – historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and access to four-season recreation. The nursing school itself is at once fantastically modern and natural, managing to achieve a distinct, avant-garde architecture without appearing hopelessly out-of-place or gaudy – the kind of synthesis that would’ve made Frank Lloyd Wright feel right at home. In addition, a hip, culturally savvy downtown offers a … » More …

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  • Study to Examine Affordable Care Act, Those with Disabilities

    A Washington State University researcher will lead a $2.5 million examination of the federal Affordable Care Act’s impact on what may be the largest group in need of its services: people with disabilities.


    Jae Kennedy“Their service needs are different and their health needs are more intensive,” said Jae Kennedy, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Nursing, WSU Spokane. “There are a lot of reasons why this is an important population to study and make sure that the legislation is living up to its promise.”

    The ACA, he said, … » More …

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Q & A With Lisa Vickers

Lisa is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico and moved to Yakima, Washington with her parents when she was in high school. She is a clinical instructor at WSU College of Nursing in Yakima, and she maintains a private practice providing mental health care and wellness promotion. Her passion for teaching comes from her strong desire to influence future nurses.
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With campuses and classes in Eastern, Central, and Southwestern Washington, we understand the geography and needs of our state. Whether in urban or rural settings, we prepare nurses to be leaders and advocates for healthcare, patients, and the nursing profession.

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