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Coug Nurses in the COVID unit

Coug Nurses in the COVID unit: in their own words

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Simulation program gets new name, expanded offerings

New name, next steps for WSU nursing  simulation program

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Once 'homeless and hopeless,' Leanne Nixon rededicated herself to nursing

Once ‘homeless and hopeless,’ she’s now a nurse

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  • Janessa Graves portrait Dr. Janessa Graves elected to WSPHA board

    Dr. Janessa Graves of the WSU College of Nursing has been elected to the board of the Washington State Public Health Association.

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  • portrait Kay Olson honored for work in vaccination clinics

    Congratulations to Teaching Assistant Professor Kay Olson, who received the WSU President’s Award for Health for her work organizing COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the region.

    Through her efforts, she “advanced the health and safety of the entire community,” the awards committee said.

    Working with fellow WSU College of Nursing faculty and students, as well as with students from the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kay helped vaccinate and test thousands of people.

    Thank you Kay!

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  • Selena Clem portrait BSN student’s thesis popular in nursing journal

    An undergraduate thesis by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at WSU was one of the top 10 most-downloaded papers in 2020 from the journal Pain Management Nursing.

    Selena Clem (BSN ’19) was lead author on the study, “Cannabis Use Motivations among Adults Prescribed Opioids for Pain versus Opioid Addiction.” Co-authors were Teresa Bigand, PhD, nurse scholar at Providence Health & Services, and Marian Wilson, PhD, associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing.

    As an Honors College student, Clem was required to complete a senior thesis and present it to faculty before graduation. Wilson was Clem’s honors faculty advisor, and following graduation continued … » More …

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