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Study aims to help Oregon’s Micronesian Islander community

Oregon is one of the top destinations for Micronesian Islanders who move to the U.S. mainland. They’re drawn by a vibrant community of earlier arrivals from the hundreds of small Pacific islands that are part of the Federated States of Micronesia and the republics of the Marshall Islands, Tonga, and Palau. 

Connie Nguyen-Truong honored by cancer education group

Connie Nguyen-Truong, an assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver, and community partners Chiao-Yun Hsiao and Victoria Demchak, will be awarded the R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize for best manuscript from the American Association for Cancer Education at the group’s annual meeting next month. 

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WSU grad student designed Grant County needle exchange

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A Washington State University College of Nursing graduate student helped bring the first needle-exchange program to Grant County, Washington. 

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Army National Guard trains combat medics at WSU in new partnership

A new partnership between the Washington Army National Guard 161st Infantry unit and the Washington State University College of Nursing brought 30 combat medics to the college for two days of training this fall.

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New community college pathway produces WSU nursing grads

The newest pathway from community college to a bachelor’s degree in nursing is producing graduates at the WSU College of Nursing. 

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Italian nurse visits WSU to explore the power of touch in healthcare

An internet discovery led an Italian nurse to the Washington State University College of Nursing this summer. 

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Veteran commits $1 million to WSU College of Nursing to honor wartime nurses

PULLMAN, Washington – A sign on Wally Lindblad’s door reads, “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Waldron O. Lindblad embodies that sentiment.

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Register to attend Cleveland Visiting Scholar breakfast

Suffering a traumatic injury from a car wreck, shooting or a fall often is followed by depression or PTSD, affecting the victim’s recovery.

Dr. Therese Richmond, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will talk about these linkages at the Cleveland Visiting Scholar lecture on Oct. 4. 

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Coug Nurse channeled schedule problem into tech startup NurseGrid

As a bedside nurse for six years, Zach Smith knew the frustration of keeping track of his ever-changing work schedule. He and his wife, a fellow graduate of the Washington State University College of Nursing, would text each other lists of their upcoming shifts.  

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Study looks at transitions from opioid use to addiction, treatment

How do people with chronic pain move from appropriate use of opioids to addiction? And what prompts them to seek addiction treatment? As the United States grapples with rising opioid addiction and overdose death rates, the answers to those questions are critical. Yet they’re not well understood. 

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