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An important aspect of maintaining your mental health is through self-care.

Notebook with self care notes in it

An important aspect of maintaining your mental health is through self-care.

When you travel by plane with children, you’re instructed to put on your oxygen before assisting a child, if that need arises. What’s the reason for this? Simple: If you don’t take care of yourself before the child, you may be less able or unable to help the child.

In health care, we are frequently advised that we will not be fully present … » More …

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Pulse oximeters more useful in COVID screening for older adults  

People have become accustomed to having their temperature checked during the pandemic because fever is a key indicator of COVID-19.   

A new commentary by WSU College of Nursing Associate Professor Catherine Van Son and Clinical Assistant Professor Deborah Eti proposes that taking a temperature is a less useful indicator of infection in older adults and that a pulse oximeter be used instead. 

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Study looked at how nurses view touch as a form of care

Touching patients while providing care is an important and unavoidable aspect of the nursing profession. Nurses can also transform touch into a useful therapeutic tool to improve patients’ – and their own – wellbeing.  

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Kay Olson and Tri-Cities student group honored


An effort to mobilize WSU College of Nursing students and faculty to administer COVID vaccines to thousands of people has earned Teaching Associate Professor Kay Olson a WSU Health Sciences Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Award.

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DNP student lands competitive Genentech internship

Nurses have always been patient advocates.

So it should come as no surprise that Sarah Howard will be taking those skills, gained through bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the Washington State University College of Nursing, to Genentech, one of America’s leading biotech companies.

Virtual Scholarship and Donor Appreciation Event

Dean Mary Koithan and the Washington State University College of Nursing cordially invite you to attend a virtual event celebrating College of Nursing donors and student scholarship recipients.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
5:30-6:30 pm

To register for this year’s event, please fill out the registration form below or contact Amy Cox at 509-324-7376.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email containing a link and information to join the Zoom event.

Registration Form

Support the College of Nursing, Support the Community

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Support the College of Nursing, Support your Community

As a land-grant college, Washington State University’s mission is to use applied knowledge to improve lives in communities statewide.

Over the past year, faculty and students of the College of Nursing have lived that … » More …

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WSU graduate nursing programs ranked in top 40 nationally

Washington State University’s Master of Nursing-Population Health and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees are both ranked in the top 40 programs nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report roster of graduate nursing programs, released today.

RN-BSN Program Virtual Open House

The WSU College of Nursing will hold a Virtual Open House event for prospective RN-BSN students on Tuesday, May 18 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

This event, offered via Zoom, will give prospective students an overview of our program offerings plus the chance to ask questions of program directors and advisors.

This is your chance to learn more about the recent changes we’ve made to our program to better meet your needs.

» Download event flyer

Registration is required.