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Overhead shot of faculty and staff giving a standing ovation to senior instructor Mary Stucky and Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel at the podium.
Spring Excellence Awards highlight outstanding staff, faculty and students

WSU College of Nursing Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel recognized outstanding faculty, staff and students last week in ceremonies for the 2017 Spring Excellence Awards. Recipients are nominated by their peers and are chosen by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students from the College of Nursing, which has campuses and classes across the state.

Robin Hauser points a laser handgun while participating in Counter Bias Training Simulation on the campus of WSU Spokane.
Simulator that trains police on bias to be featured in documentary

A simulator developed by a WSU College of Nursing researcher that helps police officers recognize their biases in making deadly-force decisions will be featured in an upcoming documentary called “Bias.”

Four College of Nursing graduates standing in a line
At National Nurses Week, the WSU College of Nursing honors the past, present and future of our profession

It’s National Nurses Week, an event that has been celebrated since the 1970s but that didn’t gain official recognition until 1982, when then-President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation for a “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”

Students, faculty honored with Chancellor’s Awards at 2017 Commencement Breakfast

Faculty, friends and family gathered Friday morning for WSU Spokane’s 2017 Commencement Breakfast, and students and faculty from the WSU College of Nursing were among those honored with Chancellor’s Awards.

Yasmin Musa Al-Shannaq and Anas Mohammad both are getting PhDs from the WSU College of Nursing
Jordanian couple credit support of College of Nursing faculty on their “PhD journey”

Among the six doctoral students who’ll graduate from the WSU College of Nursing Friday are Anas Mohammad and Yasmin Musa Al-Shannaq, a Jordanian couple who met in nursing school and came to the United States together to pursue graduate degrees.

Photo of a nursing student in 1955
Nursing’s “pinning” ceremony is steeped in tradition

The day before commencement, WSU College of Nursing undergraduates will take part in 100-year-old tradition handed down from none other than Florence Nightingale – the pinning ceremony. 

Group photo of DNP students in Spokane
Largest-ever class of DNP students to graduate from WSU College of Nursing next week

The WSU College of Nursing will graduate its largest-ever class of DNP students next week. The 23 students from across the state cleared their last hurdle with the presentation of projects on Thursday. 

Two Nursing faculty selected as fellows for WSU Honors College

Roschelle “Shelly” Fritz and Janessa Graves, both assistant professors in the WSU College of Nursing, are among seven WSU faculty members named fellows for the university’s Honors College. 

Portrait of Nicholas Goodwin and Jean Swartz
Herman and Jean Swartz still paying it forward for students nearly 80 years later

 

It was a benefactor who provided the money for my scholarship, and now I am in a position to be the benefactor.” – the late J. Herman Swartz

A couple’s extraordinary gifts have helped many college students in the Inland Northwest over the years, including Nicholas Goodwin. A student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the WSU College of Nursing, Goodwin is the Fall 2017 recipient of the J. Herman and Jean Swartz Graduate Fellowship in Nursing. He hopes to finish his studies in the psychiatric nurse practitioner program and open his own practice. Goodwin had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Swartz … » More …

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Research spotlight: Predicting hospitalization for mental illness could aid early intervention

Research Spotlight: Mason Burley, “Evaluating Risk for Psychiatric Re-Hospitalization: a Recurrent Event History Analysis” (Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program)

The treatment of people with serious mental illness has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, from long-term institutionalization to community-based care. But the community-care system is lacking, and some people with serious mental illness are repeatedly hospitalized, released and re-admitted, a costly and disruptive cycle.

Washington State University doctoral student Mason Burley wanted to identify consistent and reliable factors associated with psychiatric re-hospitalization to help guide public policy and treatment options.

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