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Renee Hoeksel
Renee Hoeksel, pioneer of college transfer agreements, honored by WSU

In 1990, Renee Hoeksel left a career in hospital nursing to become WSU Vancouver’s first and only full-time nursing faculty, charged with creating a degree-completion program for working nurses. 

Three students working in sim lab
College of Nursing’s strategic plan targets innovation, engagement

A strategic plan is a road map for an organization, one that lays out its priorities and purpose.

Portrait of Dr. Andra Davis
Dr. Andra Davis honored for her work in end-of-life care

Dr. Andra Davis, of the WSU College of Nursing Vancouver, was one of seven nurse educators honored by the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium for her commitment to teaching nurses about end-of-life care.

Family portrait of Connie Nguyen-Truong with father, mother, kids, husband.
WSU nurse scientist Connie Nguyen-Truong honored as a refugee success story

Dr. Connie Nguyen-Truong’s parents arrived in America in the 1970s as refugees from Vietnam.

Between them, they spoke two words of English – “hi,” and “thank you.” 

Louise Kaplan with student
Professor Louise Kaplan helping Swaziland add nurse practitioners

There is no medical school in Swaziland, a small African country that has the world’s highest HIV/AIDs rate. Much of Swaziland’s health care is provided by nurses.

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