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An important aspect of maintaining your mental health is through self-care.

Notebook with self care notes in it

An important aspect of maintaining your mental health is through self-care.

When you travel by plane with children, you’re instructed to put on your oxygen before assisting a child, if that need arises. What’s the reason for this? Simple: If you don’t take care of yourself before the child, you may be less able or unable to help the child.

In health care, we are frequently advised that we will not be fully present … » More …

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Pulse oximeters more useful in COVID screening for older adults  

People have become accustomed to having their temperature checked during the pandemic because fever is a key indicator of COVID-19.   

A new commentary by WSU College of Nursing Associate Professor Catherine Van Son and Clinical Assistant Professor Deborah Eti proposes that taking a temperature is a less useful indicator of infection in older adults and that a pulse oximeter be used instead. 

RN-BSN Program Virtual Open House

The WSU College of Nursing will hold a Virtual Open House event for prospective RN-BSN students on Tuesday, May 18 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

This event, offered via Zoom, will give prospective students an overview of our program offerings plus the chance to ask questions of program directors and advisors.

This is your chance to learn more about the recent changes we’ve made to our program to better meet your needs.

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Registration is required.

Nursing students awarded first and third places in Three Minute Thesis competition

College of Nursing students were awarded first and third place in Washington State University’s Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday evening.

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Congratulations to WSU nursing faculty achieving promotion and tenure

A record number of WSU College of Nursing faculty achieved promotion and tenure this spring in recognition of their excellence in scholarship, research and teaching. Thank you to all of these outstanding faculty:

WSU College of Nursing continues to gain NIH research funding

The Washington State University College of Nursing is now among the top 20 nursing schools nationally for National Institutes of Health research funding.

Healthcare providers: understand the impact of your words

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Near the beginning of the pandemic, an Asian family experienced an overt act of racism at a community center in the Pacific Northwest. It upset the two children so much that the family visited their pediatrician’s office for guidance and support. The healthcare provider dismissed the parents’ concerns and subtly criticized them for “deposit(ing) things in children’s minds.”

Research First Friday April 2

Presenter: Dr. Tracy Klein, PhD, ARNP and Dr. Daniel Hartung, PharmD, MPH

Title: Expanding Prescriptive Authority to APRNs for Buprenorphine: Acquisition, Access, and Impact

Description: This presentation is part of a three-part study of prescription drug monitoring state data to examine how expansion of federal prescribing law increased access to buprenorphine, focusing on very rural Oregon counties. Future studies will identify predictors of expanded authority acquisition as well as any subsequent impact on co-prescribing of other controlled substances.

Zoom Info:

Join Zoom Meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95452730595?pwd=bW02OExLY3VvN2lCQTdaVzloK2ZvZz09&from=msft
Meeting ID: 954 5273 0595
Passcode: 1037

Research First Friday March 5

Presenter: Angela Brittain, PhD, RN

Title: Effective Communication of System-Level Events for System Health

Description: The purpose of this research was to increase understanding of the perceptions of nurses and nursing leaders from magnet-designated and non-magnet-designated hospital organizations regarding what system-level events or circumstances may degrade hospital system health and compromise patient safety.

Zoom Info:

Join Zoom Meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95452730595?pwd=bW02OExLY3VvN2lCQTdaVzloK2ZvZz09&from=msft
Meeting ID: 954 5273 0595
Passcode: 1037

Tracy Klein
Nurse practitioners make addiction treatment more available in rural areas

Giving nurse practitioners the authority to prescribe buprenorphine has brought that gold standard treatment for opioid addiction to people who might not have had access to it before, according to a new study led by Tracy Klein, PhD, associate professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver.