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Portrait of Abel Saba
Two Coug nurses offer free medical clinics in Burkina Faso

Coug nurse Abel Saba’s goal is to open a medical clinic in his native Burkina Faso. This summer he and fellow Coug nurse David Oni took a step toward that dream by traveling to the West African nation to hold free medical clinics.

Associate Dean Lisa Day to be honored by two nursing organizations

Lisa Day, associate dean for academic affairs at the WSU College of Nursing, will be inducted this fall as a fellow in two prestigious nursing-education organizations.

Group visiting Community Hospice
College of Nursing Vancouver faculty host Thai researchers

WSU College of Nursing faculty in Vancouver recently hosted two nursing faculty members of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand to learn more about palliative care and hospice care.

Medical marijuana patients face challenges getting accurate information

Tens of thousands of Washington residents legally use marijuana for medicinal purposes, often guided by consultants who are certified through a 20-hour class and whose knowledge sometimes doesn’t align with state law or research evidence.

Celestina Barbosa-Leiker
Celestina Barbosa-Leiker elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Eight faculty from Washington State University have been elected to membership in the Washington State Academy of Sciences, an organization that advances science in the state and informs public policy.

The new members come from WSU campuses across the state and represent a range of scientific specialties. They’ll be officially inducted in September, in a ceremony at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

In addition, two WSU faculty have been elected to the academy’s board of directors. The Washington State Academy of Sciences advances science in the state and informs public policy.

“It’s a great honor that so many WSU scientists have been recognized by the Washington State Academy of Sciences,” … » More …

Wendy Buenzli
Wendy Williams-Gilbert honored by Lutheran Community Services

Wendy Williams-Gilbert of the WSU College of Nursing was honored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest for her efforts to expand training for sexual assault examinations in Eastern Washington.

Nurse practitioner talks about the lure of rural care

David Colvin was a longtime teacher when he decided to go back to school and become a nurse practitioner.

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.

Peru blog: WSU students make it to Machu Picchu

By Kenzie McNeel, WSU College of Nursing student 

Machu Picchu 

Today was the day that many of us have been waiting for, the highlight of our trip. It was an early start at 5 a.m. The bus ride up was a little bit scary with winding switchbacks up a steep mountainside. Some parts of the roads were so narrow that the large buses couldn’t pass each other. We came face to face with another bus, forcing them to back up until the road was wide enough to pass by them.  

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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