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Two students hug at convocation ceremony
December Spokane Convocation

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

Dr. Marian Wilson
Rayce Rudeen Foundation funds two opioid-related projects at WSU

A Spokane-area foundation named for a young man who died of a drug overdose is funding two projects led by WSU College of Nursing Assistant Professor Marian Wilson.

One of the projects supported by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation will give low-income patients access to non-opioid pain management tools such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage and yoga. The other will test whether “smart-home” monitoring tools can help people with opioid use disorder.

The Rayce Rudeen Foundation has committed a total of $15,000 to the two projects. The gift is the foundation’s first to Washington State University.

“We have a broken system and we want … » More …

Preceptor works with DNP student at CHAS Health
Grant will expand successful nurse practitioner project

Preceptor works with DNP student at CHAS Health
Family nurse practitioner Todd Smith, center, works with DNP student Girma Admasu, right, in 2018. Smith is a WSU College of Nursing preceptor and the Nurse Practitioner Faculty in Residence at CHAS Health. His appointment was made possible by the first WSU-ANEW grant.

With the help of an earlier federal grant, the WSU College of Nursing is graduating nurse practitioners who are choosing to work in rural areas or with underserved populations.

Now a $2.8 million follow-on grant will expand the … » More …

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