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Simulator that trains police on bias to be featured in documentary

Simulator that trains police on bias to be featured in documentary

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National Nurses Week

Annual event honors nursing

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Interprofessional simulation includes students from different colleges and programs

Team-based health care

starts in school

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Panel discusses public health impacts of legalized marijuana

Research panel focuses on legal marijuana and public health

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  • Recent PhD grad Ruth Bryant recognized for research on pressure ulcers


    Ruth Bryant, who received her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing earlier this month, is the first person to receive a new award from the Western Institute of Nursing Gerontological Special Interest Group.

    Bryant was recognized for Best Student Presentation at the recent WIN conference in Denver for her research abstract, “Comorbid Conditions Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Pressure Ulcers.”

    “Getting an award at WIN was really a surprise,” Bryant said recently.

    The longtime nurse has devoted much of her career to wound healing and wound care, co-founding an accredited online program for nurses seeking advanced certification in wound, … » More …

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  • WSU Professor Dawn Garzon to lead national nurse practitioners’ group


    Dr. Dawn Garzon of the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver has been chosen as president-elect of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She will become president of the organization on July 1, 2018.

    Garzon, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, has been active in the organization since 1995, and has chaired several committees and initiatives. She is a primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 22 years experience in mental health and urgent and convenient care.

    “Clinical practice grounds me and feeds my spirit. I am still as in love with the role now as I was when I first became a PNP,” Dr. … » More …

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  • Nursing student’s Photovoice project asked homeless women to document their lives and health

    It’s a simple request: take photos to answer questions about your life like “Where do you sleep?” and “Where do you get your support?” Then talk about how the images make you feel.

    Simple, but the results can illuminate larger themes or community challenges.

    It’s called Photovoice, and it’s a qualitative research method that’s been used for more than 20 years with groups of refugees, health workers, adults with brain injuries and after-school programs. WSU College of Nursing undergraduate student Halle Schulz chose Photovoice for her Honors College research project working with a group of homeless and low-income adults at the Women’s Hearth drop-in center in … » More …

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