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Spokance May 2020 Convocation

Convocation is a celebration of the College of Nursing, including undergraduate pinning and hooding of doctoral students.

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Study: Hospital websites lack usability for non-English speakers

English proficiency shouldn’t be a barrier to health care. That’s why the federal government requires hospitals to make translated documents and interpreters available to patients.

But a patient who needs language services would have to navigate through one to four web pages in English to find information on such services at most hospitals in Washington, according to a new study led by Associate Professor Janessa Graves of the Washington State University College of Nursing. The research was published recently the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

The study examined the website of each of Washington’s 93 licensed hospitals.

Graves said her team decided to … » More …

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Year of the Nurse 2020: PhD student Mary Lee Roberts left the arts world for nursing

Mary Lee Roberts was already well-established in her career as a high-end audio engineer on the East Coast. She had a PhD from the University of California-Santa Barbara, was director of electro-acoustic music at Princeton University, freelanced for celebrities, wrote and recorded original compositions, and was cited in books and journals.

Then Sept. 11, 2001 happened.

“I was right there,” Roberts recalls. “That and other things made me rethink what I was doing with my life.”

It took some time, but that reassessment eventually led Roberts to the PhD program at the Washington State University College of Nursing, where she’s also a research associate.

“I’m … » More …

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College of Nursing faculty research palliative and hospice care in Thailand

A team of nurse researchers from Washington State University left for Thailand on New Year’s Day to join Thai colleagues in looking at the unique care provided to cancer patients at a temple there.

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We say goodbye to Jan Holloway, associate professor emeritus

The Washington State University College of Nursing lost a valued colleague and great friend on Nov. 25 with the passing of Associate Professor Emeritus Jan Holloway.

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