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Declining number of rural pharmacies in Washington ‘a worrisome trend’

A small-town pharmacist dispenses medication, of course. But they might also provide clinical services like immunizations and blood pressure screenings; consult on health issues; or even act as a de facto benefits or case manager for customers.

two kids sitting on a road in Peru
Blog: WSU students take part in People of Peru Project for 13th year

Sunday, May 20
By Kayla Cerri

Today we had our last full clinic day here in Iquitos. We drove about 10-15 minutes from our compound to Santo Tomas where our clinic was held.

On our way there, I was intrigued to see the different types of homes that people lived in. Some people had cement and brick structures that seemed to resemble the types of homes we were used to seeing in the U.S., while others had makeshift houses that were heavily affected by the severe rain the night before. Once we got to Santo Thomas, we set up all our supplies in a cemented building … » More …

Study: Having a quiet place for work breaks helps combat fatigue

Health-care workers who have a quiet place to rest on their work breaks reported being significantly less sleepy than those who didn’t have that access, according to new research led by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., of the Washington State University College of Nursing.

Young woman hugging an older woman.
WSU College of Nursing convocation held in the historic Fox Theater

The WSU College of Nursing held its 2018 Convocation ceremony in the historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane on May 3. 

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Federal study of nurses’ work shifts led by WSU College of Nursing scientist

A researcher at the Washington State University College of Nursing will lead a $1 million, federally-funded study on nurses’ work shifts that could influence policy nationally.

Convocation Photo Form

Convocation Photo Form

Thank you for RSVPing for Convocation. After Image Visual Services will be photographing graduate and undergraduate students while on stage, as well as in a portrait booth immediately following their hooding or pinning. This company provides services to other WSU Colleges as well as Pullman Commencement. Please provide the following information for After Image Visual Services:

Please note, you are under no obligation to buy these photos.

WSU nursing student’s action at City Gate might have saved a life

A Washington State University nursing student in Spokane got a glimpse of his future recently. 

Latoyia Butler standing next to her research poster.
WSU’s largest-ever DNP class improves healthcare in myriad ways

The WSU College of Nursing will graduate 33 Doctor of Nursing Practice students this spring, its largest-ever DNP class. 

Tullamora Diede standing behind a lectern
Research spotlight: Nurses are essential, yet they struggle within the health care system

Research spotlight: Tullamora Diede, “Professional identity in the lived experience of hospital nurses”

Nurses are the largest segment of the health-care workforce, and nursing is the most-trusted profession in America, according to annual polls. Yet studies have found that nurses feel disrespected and powerless in their profession, and nearly a third leave their job within the first year. 

Senior practicum one of the last hurdles for nursing undergrads

There’s no coasting to the finish line in nursing education.

Students spend their last month as undergrads working long shifts, often at night, in health care facilities around the state. Typically they finish up right before commencement.

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