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Most teens report using marijuana less frequently after legalization


Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before – high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor.

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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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College of Nursing co-founder Betty Harrington dies

Betty Harrington, one of the founders of WSU’s intercollegiate nursing education program, has died at the age of 95.

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College of Nursing’s Kyle Ross elected to national board

Kyle Ross, Academic Coordinator at the WSU College of Nursing, has been elected to the board of directors of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

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NIH-funded research up significantly at College of Nursing

The Washington State University College of Nursing has dramatically expanded the amount of research funding it receives from the National Institutes of Health, new data shows. 

Bill would expand SANE training in Eastern Washington

Gathering physical evidence of sexual assault or abuse in the ER takes specialized training. 

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Spread the word, Healthy People + Healthy Pets is back

The WSU College of Nursing and the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine will hold their third Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic on Feb. 22 in Spokane.

The clinic offers free immunizations, health screenings and simple treatments for homeless and low-income people and their pets, thanks to students, faculty, and the support of organizations like the MultiCare Community Partnership Fund and the Denice Murphy Community Nursing Endowment.

Please help us spread the word:

Location: WSU Veterinary Specialty Teaching Clinic, 218 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard (WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus) 

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. , no appointment needed

Services: Immunizations, health screenings, simple … » More …

Girma Admasu, DNP student: “I know how it feels not having enough health care”

When Girma Admasu graduates from the Washington State University College of Nursing with his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, he’ll have the skills and knowledge to become a family nurse practitioner, one of the most sought-after health care professions in the nation. 

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WSU nursing students practice advocacy in Olympia

About 75 students from the Washington State University College of Nursing learned more about advocacy and government Monday in an annual event sponsored by the Washington State Nurses Association. 

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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. 

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