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Community fitness program helped overweight teens in Coeur d’Alene

Image of two feet in running shoes.

Five years ago, researchers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, wanted to test whether overweight teenagers would be receptive to a community-based fitness program that included exercise, goal-setting, and nutrition coaching.

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Focus on research: recent grants cover broad range of subjects

Among the research grants awarded to WSU College of Nursing faculty in recent months are:

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Dr. Renee Hoeksel named a fellow in NLN Academy of Nursing Education

Dr. Renee Hoeksel, Executive Associate Dean and Professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.

Close-up of statue face at a temple or palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
Friendship forged ties between College of Nursing and Thailand’s top university

A formal agreement signed late last year between the WSU College of Nursing and Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious university began with the friendship of two doctoral students.

A portrait of Ruth Bryant in her commencement robes.
Recent PhD grad Ruth Bryant recognized for research on pressure ulcers

Ruth Bryant, who received her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing earlier this month, is the first person to receive a new award from the Western Institute of Nursing Gerontological Special Interest Group.

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WSU Professor Dawn Garzon to lead national nurse practitioners’ group

Dr. Dawn Garzon of the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver has been chosen as president-elect of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She will become president of the organization on July 1, 2018.

Portrait of Halle Schulz
Nursing student’s Photovoice project asked homeless women to document their lives and health

It’s a simple request: take photos to answer questions about your life like “Where do you sleep?” and “Where do you get your support?” Then talk about how the images make you feel.

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.”

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