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Research funding up 37 percent at WSU College of Nursing

Researchers at the Washington State University College of Nursing received $9.8 million in external funding in the 2018 federal fiscal year —up 37 percent from the previous year. About 62 percent of the College of Nursing’s external funding came from competitive grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health. 

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WSU smart-home research expanding

A pilot project led by WSU scientists that’s using smart-home technology for health care is expanding to other locations and uses.

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College of Nursing faculty to lead national nurse practitioner association

Mental health is on Dawn Garzon Maaks’ mind as she prepares to become president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on July 1. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.” 

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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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