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.
He decided to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at the Washington State University College of Nursing, with the goal of becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner working with the military.
“I want to serve the people who serve us,” he said.
A psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner uses a full scope … » More …
Alcohol and drug abuse pose serious health risks. But even nurses and doctors don’t find it easy to talk to patients about their drinking or drug use.
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.
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!
We all say our goodbyes, giving each other long bear hugs, reminiscing about funny moments and promising to keep in touch via classes or social media. Then we part ways.
I can hopefully say that this trip was the best thing that has happened to all the us as a group. It greatly affected our lives and reminded us … » More …
Health-care workers who have a quiet place to rest on their work breaks reported being significantly less sleepy than those who didn’t have that access, according to new research led by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., of the Washington State University College of Nursing.
The WSU College of Nursing held its 2018 Convocation ceremony in the historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane on May 3.
A researcher at the Washington State University College of Nursing will lead a $1 million, federally-funded study on nurses’ work shifts that could influence policy nationally.
A Washington State University nursing student in Spokane got a glimpse of his future recently.
The WSU College of Nursing will graduate 33 Doctor of Nursing Practice students this spring, its largest-ever DNP class.