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Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

America has a nurse faculty shortage

The good news: You can help by learning to teach the next generation of nurses.
The better news: WSU College of Nursing has a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration that can help pay for your MN, DNP, or PhD degree.

The Washington State University College of Nursing Nurse Faculty Loan Program offers a new loan-forgiveness program for graduate nursing students.

If you’re pursuing an MN, DNP or PhD degree, you could borrow up to $35,000 per year under the federal program. In return, you agree to teach full-time for … » More …

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PTSD rate among prison workers equals that of war veterans

Prison employees experience post-traumatic stress disorder on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found. 

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Mercy Ships expanded Coug nurse’s skills and perspective

The Africa Mercy recently sailed from the port city of Douala, Cameroon, after a 10-month stay. Medical crew on board the world’s largest civilian hospital ship had performed more than 2,700 surgeries during that time and trained more than 1,400 people to provide health care. 

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Sam and Rosemary Selinger’s gift supports project with Second Harvest

Rosemary and Samuel Selinger moved to Spokane in 1978, and if there’s one thing they’ve learned about their adopted hometown, they say, it’s this: small groups of people can make a difference. 

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WSU smart-home research expanding

A pilot project led by WSU scientists that’s using smart-home technology for health care is expanding to other locations and uses.

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Psych nurse practitioner degree will help student ‘serve the people who serve us’

As a nurse and commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, Andrew Colburn encountered veterans who were addicted to opioids, or had mental health conditions, or both. In many cases, the addiction was a result of treatment received for service-related injuries.

The experience changed his career trajectory, Colburn said.

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College of Nursing faculty to lead national nurse practitioner association

Mental health is on Dawn Garzon Maaks’ mind as she prepares to become president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on July 1. 

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.

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Blog: People of Peru Project trip comes to an end

Wednesday, May 30
By Kim Pendilla

After spending almost three weeks in Peru, our trip has finally come to an end. As all of us make our way back home, we’re sad to see everyone go. I mean, we spent Almost Every Waking moment together!

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