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Peru blog: WSU students make it to Machu Picchu

By Kenzie McNeel, WSU College of Nursing student 

Machu Picchu 

Today was the day that many of us have been waiting for, the highlight of our trip. It was an early start at 5 a.m. The bus ride up was a little bit scary with winding switchbacks up a steep mountainside. Some parts of the roads were so narrow that the large buses couldn’t pass each other. We came face to face with another bus, forcing them to back up until the road was wide enough to pass by them.  

When we finally made it to the entrance, we were met with a short … » More …

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DNP grad found that group medical visits were useful in treating chronic pain

Imagine being a nurse practitioner serving patients in a county that’s larger than Rhode Island, but has just 5,300 residents and one medical clinic.

In the West, that’s the reality – and the challenge – for many rural healthcare providers.

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Opioid use disorder affects women differently than men

We’re accustomed to hearing about America’s opioid epidemic as if it’s monolithic, but there are striking differences in how opioid use disorder affects men and women.

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Course helps WSU Health Sciences students treat patients who use opioids

Any health care provider in Washington is likely to encounter patients who use opioids, either legally prescribed or illegally obtained.

Caring for those patients takes teamwork and communication – skills that now are being taught to students in the medicine, pharmacy and nursing programs at WSU Health Sciences.

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Cannabis research honored at grad-student expo

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A research study led by Teresa Bigand, who’ll receive her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing next month, was honored at a graduate-student research expo in Pullman recently.

Bigand’s study explored the effects of cannabis on people who use opioids for pain.

It was awarded a second-place finish in the Medical and Life Sciences category at the Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition. There were 192 submissions to that exposition, with 80 research projects accepted for … » More …

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Nursing student’s concussion research wins award

 

WSU College of Nursing senior Jacquelyn Deichman won a top award at the university’s undergraduate research showcase last week with her work on treatment of adolescent concussions.

The Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) was held on March 25 in Pullman.

Deichman took home a Crimson Award in the Social Sciences category for her poster, “Return-to-play Legislation and Concussions: Are More Youth Leaving the Emergency Department Without Being Seen?”

Her mentor was Janessa Graves, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

Deichman conducted the research for her WSU Honors College thesis. She used data to gauge whether a decade-old law … » More …

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Most teens report using marijuana less frequently after legalization

 

Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before – high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor.

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Accreditation feedback welcome

On April 3-5, 2019, the WSU College of Nursing will host an on-site accreditation review by the CCNE for the nursing program:

Doctor of Nursing Practice 

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College of Nursing co-founder Betty Harrington dies

Betty Harrington, one of the founders of WSU’s intercollegiate nursing education program, has died at the age of 95.

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College of Nursing’s Kyle Ross elected to national board

Kyle Ross, Academic Coordinator at the WSU College of Nursing, has been elected to the board of directors of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

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