Communication between a nurse and a patient carries assumptions and beliefs on both sides.
When that nurse is a student and the “patient” is the leader of a racial or ethnic minority group, the barriers to effective communication can be high.
If nurses want a larger role in health care policy, they need to increase their numbers on boards and commissions.
Rita Catching had to retire from nursing to have enough time to write her first novel, a murder mystery whose main character is a nurse in Eastern Oregon.
As a young oncology nurse, Andra Davis treated patients who were approaching death. She didn’t shrink from that service, but came away feeling “rewarded and enriched” by being present at that stage of her patients’ lives.
What an exciting time this is for the College of Nursing! As we begin our 50th anniversary celebrations, I would like to take a minute for reflection.
Oregon is one of the top destinations for Micronesian Islanders who move to the U.S. mainland. They’re drawn by a vibrant community of earlier arrivals from the hundreds of small Pacific islands that are part of the Federated States of Micronesia and the republics of the Marshall Islands, Tonga, and Palau.
Connie Nguyen-Truong, an assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver, and community partners Chiao-Yun Hsiao and Victoria Demchak, will be awarded the R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize for best manuscript from the American Association for Cancer Education at the group’s annual meeting next month.
The newest pathway from community college to a bachelor’s degree in nursing is producing graduates at the WSU College of Nursing.