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Darryl Duvall
WSU College of Nursing Hires DNP Program Director

Daryl Duvall Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has hired Darryl Duvall to serve as the program director for the college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Darryl, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), joins the college following recently earning his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Darryl has worked as a Nurse Anesthetist since 1998 in Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington State.

Darryl will lead the college’s DNP program, which prepares nurse practitioners and population health nurses. The program is offered through … » More …

Cameron Good
Q & A With Cameron Good

Cameron Good
Cameron Good, BSN, RN
DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Student

“I believe nurse practitioners will help alleviate the weight that has been burdening Doctors and Physician Assistants, specifically in primary care. We are being called on to assume preventive and primary care roles that will benefit the entire spectrum of providers – and our patients.”

Cameron Good, originally from Bellevue, WA,  earned his BSN degree from WSU College of Nursing in 2013 and soon enrolled in the DNP … » More …

David Colvin, DNP student
Q & A With David Colvin

David Colvin, DNP student
David Colvin, BSN, RN
DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Student

“I see the DNP filling a need in primary care. As fewer medical students specialize in family practice, nurse practitioners are in a perfect position to help fill that gap. It is a good time to be moving in that direction.”

David’s first degree was in biology and he spent the first 25 years of his career teaching middle school and high school students. He decided he … » More …

Monique DNP Student
Q & A With Monique De Nysschen

Monique DNP Student

Monique De Nysschen, BSN, RN
DNP Advanced Population Health Student

“Our health care system is in great need of health care professionals in the community setting, because increasingly, patients have shorter stays in the hospital and get sent home sooner. Nurses are changing the health care system by reaching out through various settings to help all aspects of the population they serve.”

Monique was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States at the age of 20 to pursue a career in nursing. As a little girl, she … » More …

Ysabel Myers
Q & A With Ysabel Myers

Ysabel Myers

Ysabel Myers, BSN, RN
DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Student

“Advanced degree nurses can make an economic impact for the system by being key players in the Triple Aim: better health, better care, and reduced cost to the system. As we strive for 100% health care coverage for all, doctors cannot fill the increased need for providers. Nurses and nurse practitioners are able to best fill the gap, particularly in primary care, at a cost that won’t stress the … » More …

Sarah Barron
Fatal birth defect stalks 3 Central Washington counties

WSU Tri-Cities Nursing instructor Sarah Barron was highlighted today on the front page of the Seattle Times for her discovery of an abnormally high number of birth defects in Central Washington. Her discovery of this public health issue three years ago is finally leading to more investigation by the state officials.

As a mysterious cluster of rare birth defects grows in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties, state health officials are conducting first interviews with women who lost babies to the devastating disorder known as anencephaly.

By JoNel Aleccia – originally published in Seattle Times

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Donna Watson, PhD student
PhD Student Spotlight: Donna Watson

This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of OR Today magazine. For more stories about life in and out of the OR, visit

By Matt Skoufalos

Donna Watson, PhD studentAfter 33 years in perioperative practice, Donna Watson, RN, MSN, CNOR, FNP, is living proof that a career in nursing is more than the sum of its parts.

Donna Watson wants to make a difference

Watson entered the field straight out of high school because she “wanted to have a career in the sciences and provide care to individuals.” Today, she is the Director of … » More …

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