WSU College of Nursing Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel wrote an opinion piece that ran in The Spokesman-Review on Sunday. Here’s the full text:
A committee of the American Medical Association is threatening the ability of nurse practitioners to fulfill their critical role in modern health care.
As politicians continue to wrangle over the future of the Affordable Care Act, newly published research shows the law has been clearly beneficial for at least one group of Americans – working-age adults with disabilities.
Strategic Plan 2017-2020
The WSU College of Nursing’s strategic plan was developed through collaboration and consensus. It’s intended to guide our development in coming years as the college continues to innovate and elevate the science and practice of nursing.
We empower students, faculty, and staff, and promote collegial dialogue, change, creativity, values development, and ethical behavior.
SUB GOALS AND STRATEGIES
Foster and maintain a civil work and learning environment based on mutual regard, teamwork and collegiality, respectful communication, and observance of norms of decorum.
Provide continuous faculty and staff development through annual reviews, mentorship, leadership training and programs.
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Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities.
Research Spotlight: Mason Burley, “Evaluating Risk for Psychiatric Re-Hospitalization: a Recurrent Event History Analysis” (Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program)
The treatment of people with serious mental illness has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, from long-term institutionalization to community-based care. But the community-care system is lacking, and some people with serious mental illness are repeatedly hospitalized, released and re-admitted, a costly and disruptive cycle.
Washington State University doctoral student Mason Burley wanted to identify consistent and reliable factors associated with psychiatric re-hospitalization to help guide public policy and treatment options.
A decades-long interest in issues relating to disability has taken Dr. Jae Kennedy to a leadership position with NARRTC, an organization that advocates for increasing the quality and rigor of applied disability research. Kennedy, professor and chair of the WSU College of Nursing’s Health Policy & Administration program, was named president-elect of the organization at its annual conference last week.
NARRTC is made up of current and former grantees of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation. The federal agency funds projects to generate new knowledge on disability and rehabilitation and to encourage the adoption and use of that work. Projects … » More …
By Eric Sorensen, WSU
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.
“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.”
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For nearly 50 years the WSU College of Nursing has elevated the practice and science of nursing, and our graduates at all levels are highly skilled and in-demand.
History of Innovation
Our founders were visionary nurse-leaders in Spokane, who understood the role that nurses with bachelor’s degrees would play in improving health care. In 1968, four colleges in Eastern Washington created the first intercollegiate nursing education program in the nation, called the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education (ICNE). Our name has changed over the years but our values never wavered – to advance nursing at all levels and contribute to the excellence of … » More …