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WSU nursing faculty have lots of experience with in-air care

“Is there a medical professional on board?”
It’s an in-flight announcement no one wants to hear. Yet nurses and other healthcare professionals routinely raise their hands to help.

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Melody Rasmor named Washington’s nurse practitioner of the year

Melody Rasmor, clinical assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing-Vancouver, will be honored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a leader in the profession in Washington.

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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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Dialogue circles help build bridges between nursing students and communities of color

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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. 

Nurses are an important voice on medications committees

 

 

If nurses want a larger role in health care policy, they need to increase their numbers on boards and commissions. 

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Coug nurse draws on decades of nursing for debut mystery novel

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. 

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Grant will help nursing students build skills in end-of-life care

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. 

Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
Dean’s Letter: “We are building something that matters”

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. 

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