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September 18, 2017

 

All Students

Mandatory Influenza immunization due 10/1/2017

Flu vaccine due for students on all campuses – Turn documentation in to your Undergraduate Program Assistant by 10/1st.  Spokane Office #130 – Susan Blair, Yakima Office #101 – Mary Gonzalez, Tri Cities #1221 – Karina Aispuro.

December Graduates are you ready?

Have you applied for WSU Graduation ?   S2 – WSU Graduation Applications are due 10/6/2017
Dual Students are required to apply to both WSU and ( EWU/ WU)
The cost is $ 50.00
Go to your MyWSU  student center and use the drop down menu and select apply to graduate. Please do not delay!!! Contact jodi_pyle@wsu.edu with questions.

Hello Prelicensure, Junior 1st Semester Students

Please watch the attached recording for information on an email you recently received from me, Andra Davis, to participate in an online survey to assess your knowledge in providing basic palliative care.  This is voluntary and completion qualifies you for a drawing for one of 20, $25 Amazon gift cardsLINK TO RECORDINGhttps://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cbQoboIbmN

Need scholarship money?

The WSU College of Nursing online scholarship application is OPEN for spring 2018 funding!  Apply online by September 22 at: https://nursing.wsu.edu/current/scholarships/. This application qualifies you for all current scholarship opportunities.

Questions?  Contact Deborah Blake by phone at 509.324.7339 or via email at deborah.blake@wsu.edu

2017 Why WSU video contest for students

The Washington State University Foundation wants your videos!  Grab your cell phone, video or digital camera, then gather your friends to make a video showing us why you love WSU and how donor support benefits you and your fellow Cougs everyday.  Winners will receive cash awards!

Win Real Cash Money!

  • 1st Place: $1000
  • 2nd Place : $800
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • People’s Choice: $200

Learn more

Research Announcement Request

Are you interested in research?  Do you think you might want to someday be a researcher or understand the research process better? Perhaps you are just curious to know more about the interesting topics being investigated at WSU College of Nursing and have a couple of hours a week to volunteer? If so, WSU College of Nursing has opportunities for you to get involved. There are many faculty members in need of dedicated students who are willing to volunteer as a research assistant.

Examples of areas being researched include: pain, addictions/drug abuse, online programs, police behavior, qualitative and quantitative research, and much more!
If you are interested or would like more information on these and other research opportunities, please email Crystal Lederhos Smith at crystal.lederhos@wsu.edu.

Stay up to date with what’s happening at the college. Follow us on social media, subscribe to our news feed, and stay tuned for our newest Focus on Nursing E-Newsletter.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WSUCollegeOfNursing/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSUNursing

Subscribe to our News feed: https://nursing.wsu.edu/news/

Spokane Students

Health services offered through Rockwood Clinics to Spokane students

WSU Spokane students can visit Rockwood Clinics for a variety of services including annual TB skin testing covered by your mandatory WSU student health fee. See the link for more information on services and clinic locations:  https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/health-and-wellness/clinic-services/

Interprofessional Education fall schedule now online
Students from all health disciplines on campus are welcome to participate in the Interprofessional Education activities offered this fall.
The educational exercises include a first-responder simulation, talking over dinner about a team-based approach to end-of-life care, viewing the film “Gleason” and following that with a discussion about team-based care for ALS patients; role-playing discussing medical errors with patients and families and then analyzing how to prevent the errors; a simulation on caring for overweight and obese patients, plus more.
All are listed on the IPE web page here 

WSU Wireless, is the new universal wireless connection, replacing the ‘WSU Spokane’ wireless network connection. Campus wireless users should now connect to ‘WSU Wireless.’

To log in to ‘WSU Wireless’, use your WSU Network ID (the ID used with my.WSU and Blackboard logins).

This universal connection allows anyone with a WSU Network ID to instantly access the wireless network, whether at their home campus or at any of the other four campuses. That means no additional sign in, access requests, or guest user limitations for WSU students,

Yakima Students

Central Washington Circle of Life Symposium – Ethics and End-of-Life Care
CME Conference on Tuesday / October 17, 2017 7:30am-2:30pm.
Yakima COL Registration Brochure

Tri Cities Students

 

Our astrologers on Monday right before the * eclipse* reached its peak. Students wore protective glasses and did cereal box projects.

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

September 5, 2017

All Students

Important dates

  • Tuition and mandatory fees are due to WSU
    After Tuesday September 5, 2017 a late fee of 3% will be added
    Thursday September 21, 2017 an additional 5% will be added
    Friday October 6, 2017 an additional 7% will be added
  • The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission NCQAC is
    Meeting in Spokane September 7 and 8 at the
    Red Lion River Inn 700 N. Division
    Thursday Sept 7 – 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM The Opioid Crisis in Washington State
    Friday Sept 8 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Education & Discussion Session:
    NCLEX Next Generation National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • Mandatory for all students to attend the WSU Cleveland Visiting Scholar Presentation – Thursday, September 14, 2017  from 9:00 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.

WSU Cleveland Visiting Scholar Student Presentation with Q & A to follow
Locations:
Spokane: SNRS 105, 203/205 as overflow
Tri-Cities: TNRS 1214
Yakima: TBD
Vancouver: TBD
About the Visiting Scholar:
Dr. McBride, a Distinguished Professor and University Dean Emeritus at the Indiana School of Nursing, will discuss “Sustaining Career Optimism – A Leadership Essential.” She will cover strategies for learning and maintaining optimism at different stages of a nursing career, and how a positive attitude can help shape events. Dr. McBride’s 2011 book, “The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders,” won a top honor for professional and scholarly works, and she’s known for her contributions to women’s health and to psychiatric-mental health nursing. She has served as president of nursing’s international honor society and of the American Academy of Nursing; the latter organization named her a “Living Legend” in 2006.

Air quality health concerns for students

WSU Spokane has a contract with Rockwood Clinic for student health services. Find more information here: https://www.multicare.org/rockwood-clinic-services-wsu-spokane/.

Are you signed up for the Campus Alerts system because that system will be used in the event of a delay in operations or a closure. You may sign up here: https://spokane.wsu.edu/alert/.

December Graduates are you ready?

Have you applied for WSU Graduation ?   S2 – WSU Graduation Applications are due 10/6/2017
Dual Students are required to apply to both WSU and ( EWU/ WU)
The cost is $ 50.00
Go to your MyWSU  student center and use the drop down menu and select apply to graduate. Please do not delay!!! Contact jodi_pyle@wsu.edu with questions.

Two WSU nurse cadets take top honors at ROTC summer training

Koby Binks, BSN ’17, and Candace Madriaga, a junior in the nursing program, were both honored with the Norton Healthcare Award during different sessions of the summer training program.  See full article from The Daily 

Need scholarship money?

The WSU College of Nursing online scholarship application is OPEN for spring 2018 funding!  Apply online by September 22 at: https://nursing.wsu.edu/current/scholarships/. This application qualifies you for all current scholarship opportunities.

Questions?  Contact Deborah Blake by phone at 509.324.7339 or via email at deborah.blake@wsu.edu

Spokane Students

Health services offered through Rockwood Clinics to Spokane students

WSU Spokane students can visit Rockwood Clinics for a variety of services including annual TB skin testing covered by your mandatory WSU student health fee. See the link for more information on services and clinic locations:  https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/health-and-wellness/clinic-services/

Interprofessional Education fall schedule now online
Students from all health disciplines on campus are welcome to participate in the Interprofessional Education activities offered this fall.
The educational exercises include a first-responder simulation, talking over dinner about a team-based approach to end-of-life care, viewing the film “Gleason” and following that with a discussion about team-based care for ALS patients; role-playing discussing medical errors with patients and families and then analyzing how to prevent the errors; a simulation on caring for overweight and obese patients, plus more.
All are listed on the IPE web page here 

WSU Wireless, is the new universal wireless connection, replacing the ‘WSU Spokane’ wireless network connection. Campus wireless users should now connect to ‘WSU Wireless.’

To log in to ‘WSU Wireless’, use your WSU Network ID (the ID used with my.WSU and Blackboard logins).

This universal connection allows anyone with a WSU Network ID to instantly access the wireless network, whether at their home campus or at any of the other four campuses. That means no additional sign in, access requests, or guest user limitations for WSU students,

Sign up to receive campus alerts in Spokane
Are you signed up to receive campus alerts from WSU Spokane? It’s the best way to hear whether classes are cancelled, postponed or facilities are closed in case of weather or another type of threat. To sign up or change your emergency notification information, visit the Campus Alerts webpage.

Yakima Students

Central Washington Circle of Life Symposium – Ethics and End-of-Life Care
CME Conference on Tuesday / October 17, 2017 7:30am-2:30pm.
Yakima COL Registration Brochure

Tri Cities Students

Thank you and Shout out to our Crimson Scrub (Maria Schramm, Haneen Al-wazani, Morgan Richardson, Bettina Gonzaga, and Kyle Farley)  for coming to the J1 Orientation and doing a Team Building Activity with them guessing What animal am I?


Incoming J1 in Simulation with Lee Punch on Day 1

From the desk of Kay Olson, Tri-Cities Campus Director……

Student Leadership:
As Registered Nurses in your community, you will often assume leadership roles.  As a nursing student, you have many opportunities to gain leadership skills.  There are many organizations that promote the nursing profession and encourage leadership well before you sit for your exam.  The Nursing Students of Washington State (NSWS) and the National Student Nurses’ Association are two organizations that we encourage all students to participate in.  Some students, like Adam Halvorsen an S2 student on the Tri-City campus, have decided to take on leadership roles within these organizations.  Last year Adam was the President of NSWS and stepped down to assume his new role as Director of NSNA.  As Director he is the chair of the Ethics and Governance Committee, as well as being a member of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee and the Breakthrough to Nursing Committee.  He was one of the speakers at a recent leadership conference in NY and also spoke at this year’s Nurse Legislative Day in Olympia.  In an upcoming conference, he will be hosting three breakout sessions including how to make a video, a roundtable discussion to develop interpretive statements, and another utilizing a game show style format to educate and test knowledge on the members’ understanding of the bylaws.

Aside from the conferences, he is developing a series of videos to help understand bylaws and shared governance.  He also works with various state presidents to open lines of communication with the idea of connecting further the state level and the NSNA.

Adam is very passionate about his involvement in these organizations and has made a goal for himself to get other WSU College of Nursing students and pre-nursing student involved.  Adam welcomes any questions about how to get involved and can be contacted through the WSU TC Nursing at 509-372-7165.

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

August 17, 2017

 

 

Welcome New and Returning WSU Nursing Students!

Welcome incoming Fall 2017 BSN students to WSU College of Nursing! We are excited to meet you and to work with you as you begin this program.  You are about to join a remarkable community that is collaborative and synergistic. WSU faculty, staff, and your peers will provide the support and encouragement that facilitates movement towards achieving your goal of becoming a BSN nurse leader. Your academic journey will be challenging and rewarding, and before you realize it, you will be graduating. Remember that the end is not the reward, it is the journey you take to get there that makes it all worthwhile.  We look forward to taking this journey with you!

GO COUGS!!

All Students

The BSN newsletter provides you with College of Nursing announcements and information on all things student nurse related, delivered twice a month.

Important dates

  • Monday, August 21 – First day of class
  • Monday, September 4th – Labor Day  (All University Holiday)
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2017  WSU Cleveland Visiting Scholar Lecture -Spokane Convention Center 5:00-7:30pm.
Return to school tips for self-care

1. Get Some Rest – You probably need 7-8 hours a night. Make a point to nap or rest once a day.

2. Fuel Your Body – Eat plants, lean protein and healthy fats.

3. Move it- Do what feels good to you, Dance, jump, swim, bike. walk or run.

4. Be still – Take 10 minutes to just breathe every day.  Get quiet, count your blessing, express gratitude.

5. Speak up – If you need something, ask for it.  Respectfully express yourself.

6. Enjoy Yourself – Do something every day that makes you laugh. Talk to friends, play or join a club.

Need scholarship money?

The WSU College of Nursing online scholarship application is OPEN for spring 2018 funding!  Apply online by September 22 at: https://nursing.wsu.edu/current/scholarships/. This application qualifies you for all current scholarship opportunities.

Questions?  Contact Deborah Blake by phone at 509.324.7339 or via email at deborah.blake@wsu.edu

Spokane Students

New Student J1 Lunch: Friday, August 18, 12:00-12:45pm at South Campus facility or CCRS. Lunch provided by Spokane Teachers Credit Union.
For those that registered, the CPR class will be from 1-4:00pm.

J1 Clinical Orientation:  Monday, August 21, 9-11am

Your Clinical Passport – If you receive an email from Susan Blair regarding your immunizations, please see her immediately in Student Services #130.  Thank you!

Sign up to receive campus alerts in Spokane
Are you signed up to receive campus alerts from WSU Spokane? It’s the best way to hear whether classes are cancelled, postponed or facilities are closed in case of weather or another type of threat. To sign up or change your emergency notification information, visit the Campus Alerts webpage.

Yakima Students

Central Washington Circle of Life Symposium – Ethics and End-of-Life Care
CME Conference on Tuesday / October 17, 2017 7:30am-2:30pm.
Yakima COL Registration Brochure

Tri Cities Students

Washington State Nurses Association – WSU Tri Cities has two elected officers: Anjhellica Ampil and Jonathon Blanchard.  Congratulations on your elected positions!

Left bottom to right: Morgan Richardson, Emaline Gibson, Adam Halvorsen, and Anjhellica Ampil.  Left Top to right: Bettina Gonzaga, Jonathon Blanchard, Jessica Leon, Haneen Al-wazani, Christian Gomez, Joshua Mensonides and Kyle Farley.

Job Opportunities 

Walla Walla Community College Nursing Program Skills Practice Lab Coordinator position: Full-time, cyclic (academic year) position that qualifies you to receive a tuition waiver from WSU for your BSN or MN of $5.00 for 6 credits per semester. Clarkston Nursing Skills Practice Lab Coordinator Job Announcement

Adjunct Nursing Instructor- Clarkston Campus (Clinical Instructor): This is a part-time clinical instructor position. You could do as little as one clinical group, or if you wanted to receive the WSU master’s degree tuition waiver, you would need to work at least a 0.5 FTE position (2-3 clinical groups depending on the level). Nursing Clinical Instructor- Clarkston Campus

NW Regional Primary Care Association of Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington
career opportunities link http://www.nwrpca.org/networking/ 

Empowering People is seeking RNs, either new graduates or 5 years in community based settings, with computer skills for Nurse Delegation practice.  We will mentor new graduates in the expanding nurse delegation field.  We are also interested in senior nursing students to work as administrative assistants with the possibility of continuing employment after graduation.  Please contact Empowering People at empoweringpeopleinc1@gmail.com with resume. Salary to be determined based on experience level.

Fellowship Opportunity with Element 8 a private  organization of accredited angel investors committed to advancing clean technologies by investing in highly promising, early stage cleantech companies across North America.
Participation is available from any WSU location and will involve a commitment not to exceed 5 hours/week for deal and diligence work. Compensation for deal and diligence work hours is $15/hour.
To be considered for one of these Fellowships, please send your resume
with a short cover letter and three professional and/or academic references,
including their contact information by August 31, 2017 to:
Brian Kraft – Director of Innovation and Industrial Research Engagement
Office of Research at Washington State University
bkraft@wsu.edu or 509-335-3959

To find out more information see flyer link WSU_Element 8 Fellowship Opportunities 2017 and visit Element 8 link here : www.element8angels.com/.  

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

April 27, 2017

 

Congratulations Spring 2017 Graduates!!

College of Nursing – Spokane Campus Graduation Activities


Thursday, May 4th at 10-11AM  Mandatory practice for Convocation at INB Performing Arts Center
Thursday, May 4th at 6PM Spokane Convocation at INB Performing Arts Center *Plan to arrive by 5:15
Friday, May 5th at 2PM WSU Health Sciences Spokane Commencement at INB Performing Arts Center
Friday, May 5th Nursing Open House immediately following Commencement at The College of Nursing Bldg. Bring your parents and other family members!

WSU Pullman Commencement at Beasley Coliseum is on Saturday, May 6th at 3PM.

Honor Cords can be picked up any time now by May graduates, if you have a 3.5 GPA or higher as of Fall 2016.  *Please note this applies to your WSU course work only. 

S2’s can pick up their immunization records after 12PM, Thursday May 4th at the Nursing Student Services window #130. 

Yakima Convocation 2017:
Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:  4:00 PM
Place:  Valley Life Church 1701 W. Nob Hill Blvd,  Yakima, WA  98909

Tri Cities Convocation 2017:
Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Red Lion Hanford Hotel in Richland, WA
Tri Cities Commencement 2017
Date: Saturday, May 6th 2017
Time: 1:00PM
Place: Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA

All Students

TBI Panel Symposium
Diagnosing, Treating, and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injuries

May 18th, 2017 | 1PM – 8PM
EWU Spokane, SEWC 122 (Auditorium),
6PM Keynote Address by Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Ph.D.
Free Admittance | Open to the Public
Register at www.register.tbipanel.org
Flyer
Schedule
Primary sponsors are the TBI Survivors Network, EWU Psychology, and the Washington State TBI Council. The purpose of the symposium is to bring people together to discuss vital topics concerning Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and disability as a whole.

Resource/awareness tables will be at the event, with refreshments and dinner provided by Fresh Plate Cafe.

Scholarship opportunity

F.A. Davis is delighted to offer the $1,500 graduate nursing scholarship opportunity. Contact us the F.A. Davis Team with your questions.

This scholarship reflects their commitment to the education of nurses and recognizes the very special nature of those who have chosen to embark on this challenging, yet rewarding career path.

Award amount: $1,500 • Deadline: July 15, 2017 • See more…

Navy Nurse Candidate Program (NCP)

The Navy’s Nurse Candidate program provides financial incentives to nursing students obtaining their BSN degree from Washington State University and are graduating between October 1, 2018-September 30, 2020.

What you receive is: $10,000 Accession Bonus & $1000 monthly Continuation Bonus for up to 24 months.

There are no Navy obligations while in the NCP and you will have a guaranteed Nursing position in the Navy’s Nurse Corps upon graduation and passing of the NCLEX.

Applications are due on July 1, 2017. For more information contact NCC Shawn McDonough at 509-344-9681.

Yakima Students

Yakima Convocation:
Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:  4:00 PM
Place:  Valley Life Church 1701 W. Nob Hill Blvd,  Yakima, WA  98909

Hiring Fair at Comprehensive Healthcare

May 16th come to learn more about the agency and the 80+ positions being recruitied for. Human Resources and clinical staff will be on site to accept applications and resumes, offer immediate interviews to qualified candidates, and answer questions about our programs.

The Hiring Fair is open to all adult job seekers in central WA who are interested in mental health and want to make a difference in their community. We have positions for all education and experience levels in roles such as nursing, case management, therapy, crisis outreach, and mental health workers. The complete list of open jobs can be found on the Employment page of our website.

We encourage job seekers to register online ahead of time, but it’s not required. Attendees should bring a resume and come prepared to interview.

If you have any questions, contact Megan Peters Recruitment Specialist at (509) 575-4084, www.comphc.org

Tri Cities Students

Tri Cities Convocation 2017:
Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Red Lion Hanford Hotel in Richland
Tri Cities Commencement 2017
Date: May 6th 2017
Time: 1:00PM
Place: Toyota Center in Kennewick

Job Opportunities 

SKILS-KIN is a non-profit organization that aims to make a difference in the lives of their clients.  NUMEROUS Direct Support Professional positions are available, part time, full time, on call, with a sign on bonus and a referral bonus program. Training is provided!! You will engage with a group of individuals with disabilities in their own homes providing support based on individual needs, and creating meaningful experiences within the community and in their homes. See flyer SKILS-KIN and Apply online at http://skils-kin.org/.

CVS Health has many nursing positions open across Washington State.  CVS Jobs 03 21 2017

Summertime Nanny needed for family June-August. 25-30 hours a week, Monday -Thursday w/ flexibility. Must have a drivers license and transportation to and from family home.  Must be able to swim.
Contact Karyna Hamilton at 509-847-8111.

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

April 17, 2017

All Students

Graduation Activities for May 2017

Spokane student details:
Thursday, May 4th at 10-11AM  Mandatory practice for Convocation
Thursday, May 4th at 6PM Spokane Convocation at the Spokane Convention Center
Friday, May 5th at 2PM Spokane Commencement. You will need to sign up for this event at https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/commencement/commencement-checklist/
Friday, May 5th Nursing Open House immediately following Commencement at The College of Nursing Bldg. Bring your parents and other family members!
Honor Cords can be picked up any time now by May graduates, if you have a 3.5 GPA or higher as of Fall 2016.  *Please note this applies to your WSU course work only. 

S2’s can pick up their immunization records after 12pm, Thursday May 4th at the Nursing Student Services window #130. 

Yakima Convocation details:
Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:  4:00 pm
Place:  Valley Life Church 1701 W. Nob Hill Blvd,  Yakima, WA  98909

Tri Cities Convocation 2017 details:
Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Red Lion Hanford Hotel in Richland
Tri Cities Commencement 2017
Date: May 6th 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Toyota Center in Kennewick

WSU Pullman Commencement at Beasley Coliseum is on Saturday, May 6th at 3PM.

Scholarship opportunity

F.A. Davis is delighted to offer the $1,500 graduate nursing scholarship opportunity. Contact us the F.A. Davis Team with your questions.

This scholarship reflects their commitment to the education of nurses and recognizes the very special nature of those who have chosen to embark on this challenging, yet rewarding career path.

Award amount: $1,500 • Deadline: July 15, 2017 • See more…

CHI Franciscan Health is hosting residency events for
graduate and experienced nurses to meet and greet
with clinic managers and unit-based educators in all
residency departments.

See Flyer CHI RN_residency_fly_2017

Pierce County Region: Tuesday, April 18
St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S. J Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
Lagerquist Rooms A&B, 4 – 6 p.m.

Peninsula Region: Wednesday, April 19
Harrison Medical Center – Bremerton
2520 Cherry Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310
Auditorium, 4 – 6 p.m.

Registration and appointments are not required to attend. Light snacks and drinks will be served.
For more information, please contact: Recruiter/Employment Specialist Kathy Temple:
kathytemple@chifranciscan.org or (253) 985-2813.

Nursing Students of Washington State

NAVIGATING SAFE PASSAGE FROM STUDENT TO STAFF NURSE

May 6, 2017 at the Tulalip Resort Casino & Conference Center

Navigating Safe Passage Registration Form
Don’t miss NSWS’s annual convention at the Tulalip Resort.  Join fellow nursing students from around the state to hear from nationally renowned expert in nursing ethics Leah Curtin PhD, RN and practice experts Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, and Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN.  Learn how to prepare your resume and cover letter and, most importantly, for your NCLEX exam.  Meet with recruiters and learn what other fields of nursing are out there.

Nursing Ethics l QSEN l Resume Writing l NCLEX Preparation l Residency l Nurse Specialty Panel

If you are a member of NSNA you only need to pay 25$ to register. If you are not a member it is 40$. Spread the word. We are hoping for more representation from eastern Washington.

Spokane Students

The student mail slots have moved…...

The student mail slots have been moved to the first floor behind Heidi’s reception area desk.  The file cabinet containing your mail slot will be open between 8 AM-5 PM and locked from 5 PM to 8 AM.

Please print this form and return to Susan Blair in Student Service office #130 to pick up your mail.  Student Permission to Receive Materials form.  If not received, we will remove your mail slot until the form is signed and turned in to the Student Services office #130.

Eastern Washington University dental hygiene students are in search of over 35 qualifying patients for their licensing exam.

Qualifying patients:
7+ years since last dental hygiene cleaning
18-40 years old
No visible large cavities
No major medical condition
Call 509-828-1307 to SCHEDULE A FREE SCREENING APPOINTMENT

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

Sign up using this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BAAA62EA13-ipcardiac

Yakima Students

Yakima Convocation details:
Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:  4:00 pm
Place:  Valley Life Church 1701 W. Nob Hill Blvd,  Yakima, WA  98909

Tri Cities Students

Tri Cities Convocation 2017 details:
Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Red Lion Hanford Hotel in Richland
Tri Cities Commencement 2017
Date: May 6th 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Toyota Center in Kennewick

Job Opportunities 

SKILS-KIN is a non-profit organization that aims to make a difference in the lives of their clients.  NUMEROUS Direct Support Professional positions are available, part time, full time, on call, with a sign on bonus and a referral bonus program. Training is provided!! You will engage with a group of individuals with disabilities in their own homes providing support based on individual needs, and creating meaningful experiences within the community and in their homes. See flyer SKILS-KIN and Apply online at http://skils-kin.org/.

Public Health Nurse Full-time position in Maternal/Child Health open at Benton-Franklin Health District.
See the job posting here Public Health Nurse

Hyatt Family Facilities in Yakima is looking for CNA’s, LPN’s and RN’s to join their nursing teams in their Yakima Valley Skilled Nursing facilities. Contact Tina Moss at 509-248-4102 ext. 519 or Email:  tmoss@landmarkcare.com Website:  www.hyattfamilyfacilities.com

CVS Health has many nursing positions open across Washington State.  CVS Jobs 03 21 2017

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has nursing positions in Spokane, Walla Walla, Port Orchard, and Orting.  Please visit Employment to see the opportunities available! You can also contact a recruiter at Recruiters@dva.wa.gov or call 360-725-2183.

Summertime Nanny needed for family June-August. 25-30 hours a week, Monday -Thursday w/ flexibility. Must have a drivers license and transportation to and from family home.  Must be able to swim.
Contact Karyna Hamilton at 509-847-8111.

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

April 3, 2017

Congratulations Sara Van Natta and Halle Schulz on your award winning research in WSU’s SURCA competition!
Sara’s research topic is Suicide Prevention Education: Policies for Healthcare Professionals Across the United States and Halle Schulz research is Concepts and Perspectives of health among homeless and low-income women in Spokane: A photovoice project.  There were over 250 presenters.
Sara’s research won the top Crimson Award, Halle received the second highest Gray Award.  

 

Find out more on SURCA categories and awards here https://surca.wsu.edu/awards/

All Students

The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue

You are invited to attend a mindfulness retreat presented by experts in the field from OHSU and Legacy Health System. The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue Workshop will be held at WSU Vancouver campus in room, VECS 105 on  Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Experience mindful self-compassion practices. Gain an understanding of the science behind mindfulness, self-compassion, and stress.

Mindfulness and self-compassion practices have been found to improve self-care, coping strategies, and emotional resilience. Mindfulness is a powerful uplifting evidence-based intervention to reduce stress and promote well-being in healthcare professionals and their patients. Mindfulness creates an open mind to accept experiences with a sense of curiosity rather than fear and judgement. Self-compassion, being kind to one’s self, is a powerful way to develop a positive mind set and avoid destructive thought patterns. Breathing, meditation, walking, and yoga practices will be taught and experienced. Catered lunch will be provided. Register by phone with Nancy Oberst at (509) 324-7219.  Continuing education units available for nurses.

Presented by Washington State College of Nursing Office of Professional Development. Speakers in order of presentation: Michelle Simmons RN, BSN (WSU DNP PMHNP grad student), Jeff Prouxl, PhD, Heather Mackay, M.Ed., Psy.D, Liya Leng, MD, MPH, Reza Antoszewska, MS, NP-C, and Hoa T. Ly, MD, FHM, CPE

 

CHI Franciscan Health is hosting residency events for
graduate and experienced nurses to meet and greet
with clinic managers and unit-based educators in all
residency departments.

See Flyer CHI RN_residency_fly_2017

King County Region: Wednesday, April 12
Highline Medical Center
16251 Sylvester Road SW, Burien, WA 98166
Somer’s Auditorium, 4 – 6 p.m.

Pierce County Region: Tuesday, April 18
St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S. J Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
Lagerquist Rooms A&B, 4 – 6 p.m.

Peninsula Region: Wednesday, April 19
Harrison Medical Center – Bremerton
2520 Cherry Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310
Auditorium, 4 – 6 p.m.

Registration and appointments are not required to attend. Light snacks and drinks will be served.
For more information, please contact: Recruiter/Employment Specialist Kathy Temple:
kathytemple@chifranciscan.org or (253) 985-2813.

Nursing Students of Washington State

NAVIGATING SAFE PASSAGE FROM STUDENT TO STAFF NURSE

May 6, 2017 at the Tulalip Resort Casino & Conference Center

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • 8:00am 4:30pm 08:00 16:30
  • Tulalip Resort Casino10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard Tulalip, WA, 98271 United States

Register online at https://www.nsws.org/events/2017/5/6/2017-nsws-convention

Navigating Safe Passage Registration Form

Don’t miss NSWS’s annual convention at the Tulalip Resort.  Join fellow nursing students from around the state to hear from nationally renowned expert in nursing ethics Leah Curtin PhD, RN and practice experts Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, and Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN.  Learn how to prepare your resume and cover letter and, most importantly, for your NCLEX exam.  Meet with recruiters and learn what other fields of nursing are out there.

Nursing Ethics l QSEN l Resume Writing l NCLEX Preparation l Residency l Nurse Specialty Panel

If you are a member of NSNA you only need to pay 25$ to register. If you are not a member it is 40$. Spread the word. We are hoping for more representation from eastern Washington.

Spokane Students

Your student mail slot has moved…...

Due to FERPA regulations, your student mail slots have been moved from the second floor to the first floor behind Heidi’s reception area desk.  The file cabinet containing your mail slot will be open between 8-5 and locked from 5 PM to 8 AM.

Please print this form and return to Susan Blair by Friday, April 7Student Permission to Receive Materials.  If not received, we will remove your mail slot until the form is received.

Spokane Graduation Activities

Thursday, May 4th at 10-11AM  Mandatory practice for Convocation
Thursday, May 4th at 6pm Spokane Convocation at Spokane Convention Center
Friday, May 5th at 2pm Spokane Commencement. You will need to sign up for this event. https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/commencement/commencement-checklist/
Friday, May5th Immediately following Commencement at The College of Nursing Bldg. Bring your parents and other family members.
Saturday, May 6th WSU Pullman Commencement at Beasley Coliseum. Register to walk by 4/13/17 at http://commencement.wsu.edu/.

EWU S1 and S2 students need to apply for EWU graduation.

Applications are available at the Nursing Student Service Office.  Applications are due by April, 14, 2017.  Late fee of $60.00 will be assessed after May 13, 2017.   DO NOT APPLY ON –LINE !   If you have any questions, please send Jodi Pyle an email at jodi_pyle@wsu.edu

The College of Pharmacy is looking for volunteers to be “standardized patients” for the Pharmacy 501 physical assessment final on Thursday, April 20th.

There are three time blocks when volunteers are needed:

  1. Tuesday, April 18th from 2;10-3:30pm (8 students needed)
  2. Thursday, April 20th from 9:00-11:10am (2 students needed)
  3. Thursday, April 20th from 12:10-1:10pm (2 students needed)

Participants need to be willing to have a pharmacy student listen to their heart/lungs (through clothing), possibly look at/touch their feet,  look in ears, throat, etc.  You will be given a script to follow, and there will be free pizza for lunch on Thursday for anyone who volunteers (including the people that volunteer on Tuesday). Great opportunity to meet pharmacy students and help them out!  If interested or you have questions, please contact Jill Morin at jill.morin@wsu.edu.

Eastern Washington University dental hygiene students are in search of over 35 qualifying patients for their licensing exam.

Qualifying patients:
7+ years since last dental hygiene cleaning
18-40 years old
No visible large cavities
No major medical condition
Call 509-828-1307 to SCHEDULE A FREE SCREENING APPOINTMENT

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

Cardiac Simulation opportunity April 17:

Teams of nursing, pharmacy, PA, Nutrition and exercise physiology, and athletic training students will engage in a hybrid simulation to practice a team-based response to cardiac arrest at an athletic event.  Sign up using this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BAAA62EA13-ipcardiac

Yakima Students

Yakima Convocation details:

Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:  4:00 pm
Place:  Valley Life Church 1701 W. Nob Hill Blvd,  Yakima, WA  98909

The Yakima Campus held its fourth annual induction ceremony for Sigma Theta Tau International the Honor Society of Nursing.  Eleven S2, three S1 and two RN to BSN students were inducted.   We had over 80 guests in attendance and Dean Griffin-Sobel was the key-note speaker.  The event was held in St Elizabeth Hall at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center.

Tri Cities Students

Community Health Worker Conference

Friday, April 7, 2017; 8:00am – 4:15pm at Pasco Red Lion
Registration is Free, please let us know if you are going to attend! More information can be found at http://hcwcommunityhealthworker.org/.  The goal of the conference is to build new relationships to support community outreach, share barriers and successes, and obtain resources and tools to continue your work.

 

S2 Nursing student Mercedez Gomez, along with other nursing students attended the WSU TC Scholarship Dinner this past month in which she thanked her generous scholarship donors.

We are so proud of Mercedez Gomez, Erika Martinez, Carla Cribb, Jennifer Emberton and Franklin Castellanos for attending this event and for all their wonderful accomplishments.

 

Fall BSN Graduate Jaime Silva was highlighted in the WSUTC campus recognizing his passion to combat cancer. https://tricities.wsu.edu/nursing-alum-aims-to-combat-cancer-with-medical-career/

Professor Olson’s Community Health students hosted Professor Hahn and Yakima Nursing students at the Tricities site for their Senior presentations!
Students enjoyed connecting and had a wonderful experience getting to see the Tricities Campus. Congratulations almost done!

Job Opportunities

Public Health Nurse Full-time position in Maternal/Child Health open at Benton-Franklin Health District.
See the job posting here Public Health Nurse

Hyatt Family Facilities in Yakima is looking for CNA’s, LPN’s and RN’s to join their nursing teams in their Yakima Valley Skilled Nursing facilities. Contact Tina Moss at 509-248-4102 ext. 519 or Email:  tmoss@landmarkcare.com Website:  www.hyattfamilyfacilities.com

CVS Health has many nursing positions open across Washington State.  CVS Jobs 03 21 2017

Summertime Nanny needed for family June-August. 25-30 hours a week, Monday -Thursday. Must have a drivers license and transportation to and from family home.  Must be able to swim.
Contact Karyna Hamilton at 847-8111.

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

March 20, 2017

 

We recently hosted a group of 6 undergraduate nursing students and 2 faculty from Iwate Prefectural University (IPU) in Japan. They were here for a week attending events and classes.
See photos from their time here https://www.flickr.com/photos/cougnursing/sets/72157677482268683

All Students

S2 employment opportunity at Providence Medical Center

Providence Medical Center will be here on Thursday, March 23rd from 12:10-1:00 to talk about employment opportunities for our S2 soon to be graduates in May.

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Scottish Rite Undergraduate Scholarship

The application closes March 31, 2017, but BEFORE a student can apply, they need to have an in person meeting with Director of Scottish Rite, Mr. Lambeth.  He schedules multiple students for these meetings. Once the meeting is done, the go ahead will be given to the student to complete the on-line application.

The scholarship is for 3rd, 4th and 5th year full-time students; US Citizens; Washington state resident;  Yakima, Tri-Cities or Vancouver students will meet with Scottish Rite representatives in those areas that will conduct the in-person interviews.

Website: www.srsfwa.org  or visit the scholarship page on the nursing website at www.nursing.wsu.edu

Mr. Lambeth recommended that the students reach out to him, by phone or email, once the student profile is completed.  Steps are provided here : http://www.srsfwa.org/application-process.S2

Spokane Students

S1 and S2 employment opportunity at Coulee Medical Center

Monday, March 20th Coulee Medical Center will be at The College of Nursing to talk to graduating students about opportunities at their agency.  Please bring your lunch and see what they have to offer.

Questions:  Contact Renae Richter, renae.richter@wsu.edu

EWU S1 and S2 students need to apply for EWU graduation.

Applications are available at the Nursing Student Service Office.  Applications are due by April, 14, 2017.  Late fee of $60.00 will be assessed after May 13, 2017.   DO NOT APPLY ON –LINE !   If you have any questions, please send Jodi Pyle an email at jodi_pyle@wsu.edu.

Congratulations to the new ASWSUS leadership for WSU Spokane campus

Nursing Senators are Garrett Glover and McKenzie Mills.  Alec Sisneros and Johanna Pantig have been elected President and Vice President, respectively, for next year’s ASWSUS leadership team.

Speaker to talk about personal experience with mental illness

March 23rd 11am-12pm SAC 249

Mental illness and the stigma attached to it is the subject of an hour-long presentation on campus Thursday, March 23, by a Spokane man who suffers mental illness yet is an accomplished employee in the field and active volunteer.

Steven Einhaus, a peer specialist at Eastern State Hospital for nine years, and the 2015 volunteer of the year for the Spokane chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, will give a presentation from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in SAC 249 on March 23.

Einhaus advocates for the rights of the mentally ill by sharing his story. He endeavors to break down the stigma and fear associated with mental illness. He hopes to show that recovery is probable and success is possible despite limiting factors.

HEALTHY SUBJECTS NEEDED FLYER NEEDED FOR STUDY FOR AN HERB-DRUG INTERACTION STUDY

This study will help to establish the safety or risk of combining herbal products with conventional medications

My name is Paul Hardy. I am a second year pharmacy student, and I’m excited to announce we are beginning to recruit for a WSU Institutional Review Board-approved study investigating the effects of green tea on intestinal glucuronidation using raloxifene as an object (victim) drug. Subjects who complete the study will be compensated $1325. Please see below for information on the study, and please contact me if you are interested in learning more about the study! Please see the flyer for information on the study and Paul Hardy contact information.

S2 Spokane Students

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  The S1 class would like to ask you to donate back your nursing scrubs at the end of your practicum.  You can give them to Heidi at the front desk if you would like to donate.

Become an Ambassador for WSU College of Nursing

Student Ambassador Applications will be available February 1-March 31, 2017. See qualifications and find the application here: https://nursing.wsu.edu/academics/student-leadership-opportunities/become-an-ambassador/

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

Cardiac Simulation opportunity:

Teams of nursing, pharmacy, PA, Nutrition and exercise physiology, and athletic training students will engage in a hybrid simulation to practice a team-based response to cardiac arrest at an athletic event.  Sign up using this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BAAA62EA13-ipcardiac

A Heart to Heart Free Academic Lecture

From Mechanical Hearts to Heart Transplants See attached flyer  Heart to Heart_NEP 17 

Presentation Topics: What is a VAD and the indications for implantation, Who makes up the healthcare team, Meeting the needs of the patients heart: Nursing Care, Medication therapy, Rehab and Nutrition therapy.

Friday, March 24 at 12-2:30pm – South Campus Facility Court 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd

If you have questions, please contact  Barb Richardson, barichardson@wsu.edu or call 509-324-7230

Vancouver Students

The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue

You are invited to attend a mindfulness retreat presented by experts in the field from OHSU and Legacy Health System. The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue Workshop will be held at WSU Vancouver campus in room, VECS 105 on  Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Experience mindful self-compassion practices. Gain an understanding of the science behind mindfulness, self-compassion, and stress.

Mindfulness and self-compassion practices have been found to improve self-care, coping strategies, and emotional resilience. Mindfulness is a powerful uplifting evidence-based intervention to reduce stress and promote well-being in healthcare professionals and their patients. Mindfulness creates an open mind to accept experiences with a sense of curiosity rather than fear and judgement. Self-compassion, being kind to one’s self, is a powerful way to develop a positive mind set and avoid destructive thought patterns. Breathing, meditation, walking, and yoga practices will be taught and experienced. Catered lunch will be provided. Register by phone with Nancy Oberst at (509) 324-7219.  Continuing education units available for nurses.

Presented by Washington State College of Nursing Office of Professional Development. Speakers in order of presentation: Michelle Simmons RN, BSN (WSU DNP PMHNP grad student), Jeff Prouxl, PhD, Heather Mackay, M.Ed., Psy.D, Liya Leng, MD, MPH, Reza Antoszewska, MS, NP-C, and Hoa T. Ly, MD, FHM, CPE

Yakima Students

Certification: ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support


When:   Friday, March 24th  2:00—5:00 pm & Saturday, March 25th 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where:  College of Nursing Classroom
Cost:     $125.00
You must show up for both days in order to get your certification.
Class offered for students who need/want their advanced cardiac life support certification.

The cost is $125.00 and the certification is good for 2 years. If you are interested please sign up with Mary 494-7900.  Class is limited to 22 students.

Please make checks payable to Stormye Presnell, deadline for payment is Friday, March 17th.

Are you interested in a Military Health Profession Career?  What about Air Force Nursing?

Come to a question and answer session with the Staff Sergeant Crystal M. Westbrook Health Professions Recruiter. Serg Westbrook will have lunch and answer questions about the novice nurse and the scholarship programs.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 23rd
TIME: 11:30 -1:00
WHERE: WSU Yakima Library

Jobs include: Critical Care Nurse, Emergency Room Nurse, Medical Surgical Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Neonatal Nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, Operating Room Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, to name a few.

Tri Cities Students

Community Health Worker Conference

Friday, April 7, 2017; 8:00am – 4:15pm at Pasco Red Lion
Registration is Free, please let us know if you are going to attend! More information can be found at http://hcwcommunityhealthworker.org/.  The goal of the conference is to build new relationships to support community outreach, share barriers and successes, and obtain resources and tools to continue your work.

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I hope you enjoyed the snow! Stay safe and warm!  ~Amanda Lemley~

Shining Stars Jan 28th at Bethel Prosser. Helping with differently abled young women at pageant

Family Expo Friday Jan 27th /Saturday Jan 28th.  Helping educate about human trafficking.

Job Opportunities

Public Health Nurse Full-time position in Maternal/Child Health open at Benton-Franklin Health District.
See the job posting here Public Health Nurse

Hyatt Family Facilities in Yakima is looking for CNA’s, LPN’s and RN’s to join their nursing teams in their Yakima Valley Skilled Nursing facilities. Contact Tina Moss at 509-248-4102 ext. 519 or Email:  tmoss@landmarkcare.com Website:  www.hyattfamilyfacilities.com

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is now hiring RNs and CNAs at our Walla Walla and Spokane Veterans Home. We offer a competive salary, medical, retirement, and vacation benefits!  Please contact a recruiter at Recruiters@dva.wa.gov or call 360-725-2183.
Please check out the following links for open positions in Spokane and Walla Walla:

Nursing Assistant Residential Living (WWVH) 

Registered Nurse 2 (WWVH) 

Licensed Practical Nurse 2 O/C Spokane Veteran Home (S1099 S1132)  

Registered Nurse 2 – Spokane Veteran Home (S1101)

Whitman County Health Department has a nurse vacancy (either LPN or RN).  JobDescriptcommhealthLPN-RN Feb2017.  Applicants must submit the Whitman County general application, any supplemental documents are accepted. WhitmanCoGeneral Application 2015 application.  Interested persons are welcome to contact Michele Beckmann, Whitman County Program Coordinator at 509-397-5244 or MicheleB@co.whitman.wa.us.

CVS Health has many nursing positions open across Washington State. CVS Health Weekly Open Nursing Jobs 03 14 2017

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

March 6, 2017

 

All Students

Nursing Graduation Pin

If you are interested in purchasing a Nursing Graduation Pin, you can order one through The Jewelry Design Center.  See attached form for available pin options and deadlines for your campus.  Jewelry Design Center NursingPinOrderFormSp2017

Resource for new Graduates

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has launched a new Transition to Practice (TTP) online e-learning program for newly licensed nurses. The program reviews and discusses important concepts integral to patient safety and critical thinking helping new graduates understand how to apply nursing knowledge, learn new skills and think critically as they transition from newly licensed nurses to confident professionals. Check it out at http://learningext.com/

S2 employment opportunity at Providence Medical Center

Providence Medical Center will be here on Thursday, March 23 from 12:10-1:00 to talk about employment opportunities for our S2 soon to be grads in May.

S1 and S2 employment opportunity at Coulee Medical Center

Monday, March 20 Coulee Medical Center will be here to talk to graduating students about opportunities at their agency.  Please bring your lunch and see what they have to offer.

Questions:  Contact Renae Richter, renae.richter@wsu.edu

The Walking Company offers WSU Nursing students an exclusive 15% discount on all full price purchases!

Visit River Park Square in Spokane, WA or the store nearest you with your WSU Photo ID to take advantage of this great opportunity. In stores only. See this Flyer WalkingCompanyOffer

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Scottish Rite Undergraduate Scholarship

The application closes March 31, 2017, but BEFORE a student can apply, they need to have an in person meeting with Director of Scottish Rite, Mr. Lambeth.  He schedules multiple students for these meetings. Once the meeting is done, the go ahead will be given to the student to complete the on-line application.

The scholarship is for 3rd, 4th and 5th year full-time students; US Citizens; Washington state resident;  Yakima, Tri-Cities or Vancouver students will meet with Scottish Rite representatives in those areas that will conduct the in-person interviews.

Website: www.srsfwa.org  or visit the scholarship page on the nursing website at www.nursing.wsu.edu

Mr. Lambeth recommended that the students reach out to him, by phone or email, once the student profile is completed.  Steps are provided here : http://www.srsfwa.org/application-process.S2

Spokane Students

S2 PRACTICUM STUDENTS

PRACTICUM:  April 6, 2017 – May 3, 2017
Please remember you must be current with your passport immunizations, meaning you cannot have a TB or any other immunization that will expire in the middle of your N430 course.  All immunizations must be current and carry through from April 6th to May 3rd.

Please check with Susan, Nursing Student Service office, if you are unsure of your passport dates or need to turn an immunization in.  The deadline for needed immunizations will be Tuesday, March 20th – the Monday after spring break.  Without a compliant passport you will not be able to attend practicum until the updates are made.  Thank you!

S2 Spokane Students:

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  The S1 class would like to ask you to donate back your nursing scrubs at the end of your practicum.  You can give them to Heidi at the front desk if you would like to donate.

Become an Ambassador for WSU College of Nursing

Student Ambassador Applications will be available February 1-March 31, 2017. See qualifications and find the application here: https://nursing.wsu.edu/academics/student-leadership-opportunities/become-an-ambassador/

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

Cardiac Simulation opportunity:

Teams of nursing, pharmacy, PA, Nutrition and exercise physiology, and athletic training students will engage in a hybrid simulation to practice a team-based response to cardiac arrest at an athletic event.  Sign up using this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BAAA62EA13-ipcardiac

A Heart to Heart Free Academic Lecture

From Mechanical Hearts to Heart Transplants See attached flyer  Heart to Heart_NEP 17 

Presentation Topics: What is a VAD and the indications for implantation, Who makes up the healthcare team, Meeting the needs of the patients heart: Nursing Care, Medication therapy, Rehab and Nutrition therapy.

Friday, March 24 at 12-2:30pm – South Campus Facility Court 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd

If you have questions, please contact  Barb Richardson, barichardson@wsu.edu or call 509-324-7230

Yakima Students

Certification: ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support


When:   Friday, March 24th  2:00—5:00 pm & Saturday, March 25th 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where:  College of Nursing Classroom
Cost:     $125.00
You must show up for both days in order to get your certification.
Class offered for students who need/want their advanced cardiac life support certification.

The cost is $125.00 and the certification is good for 2 years. If you are interested please sign up with Mary 494-7900.  Class is limited to 22 students.

Please make checks payable to Stormye Presnell, deadline for payment is Friday, March 17th.

Are you interested in a Military Health Profession Career?  What about Air Force Nursing?

Come to a question and answer session with the Staff Sergeant Crystal M. Westbrook Health Professions Recruiter. Serg Westbrook will have lunch and answer questions about the novice nurse and the scholarship programs.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 23rd
TIME: 11:30 -1:00
WHERE: WSU Yakima Library

Jobs include: Critical Care Nurse, Emergency Room Nurse, Medical Surgical Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Neonatal Nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, Operating Room Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, to name a few.

Tri Cities Students

Community Health Worker Conference

Friday, April 7, 2017; 8:00am – 4:15pm at Pasco Red Lion
Registration is Free, please let us know if you are going to attend! More information can be found at http://hcwcommunityhealthworker.org/.  The goal of the conference is to build new relationships to support community outreach, share barriers and successes, and obtain resources and tools to continue your work.

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I hope you enjoyed the snow! Stay safe and warm!  ~Amanda Lemley~

Shining Stars Jan 28th at Bethel Prosser. Helping with differently abled young women at pageant

Family Expo Friday Jan 27th /Saturday Jan 28th.  Helping educate about human trafficking.

Job Opportunities

Public Health Nurse Full-time position in Maternal/Child Health open at Benton-Franklin Health District.
See the job posting here Public Health Nurse

PeaceHealth at Riverbend and University District in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon is offering a wonderful opportunity for New Grad RNs and those RNs with less than one year of Nursing experience who want to work in an acute care setting. The RN Med/Surg Training Program (a.k.a. new grad program) will start 3/20/17. This is a 12 week training program intended to launch your new grads beautifully into an enriching, challenging career with a great employer!

Please check out the following links:

To apply, visit www.peacehealth.org/careers and look for requisition #145066.

If there are questions, please feel free to reach out to our Nursing recruiter Brittany Mosher.  She can be reached at 360-729-2404 or at bmosher2@peacehealth.org.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is now hiring RNs and CNAs at our Walla Walla and Spokane Veterans Home. We offer a competive salary, medical, retirement, and vacation benefits!  Please contact a recruiter at Recruiters@dva.wa.gov or call 360-725-2183.

Whitman County Health Department has a nurse vacancy (either LPN or RN).  JobDescriptcommhealthLPN-RN Feb2017.  Applicants must submit the Whitman County general application, any supplemental documents are accepted. WhitmanCoGeneral Application 2015 application.

Interested persons are welcome to contact Michele Beckmann, Whitman County Program Coordinator at 509-397-5244 or MicheleB@co.whitman.wa.us.

Confluence Health Moses Lake Clinic Open House for Graduating Nursing Students
Thursday, March 16, 5:00-7:00pm  ConfluenceHealthopen house flyer
Visit different practice areas, meet some of your working peers, learn about a day in the life of outpatient nursing.  Moses Lake Clinic located at 840 E Hill Ave, Moses Lake, WA
Questions?   Contact Loren Hill at 509.764.6400 X-8001 or  loren.hill@confluencehealth.org
RSVP appreciated but not required

CVS Health has many nursing positions open across Washington State. CVS Health Weekly Open Nursing Jobs 02 28 2017

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

February 20, 2017

 

Congratulations to these Fall 2016 WSU Spokane Nursing Graduates on your Residency’s at Seattle Children’s Hospital! Pictured here on their first day are Kristina Swartout in CICU, Mikaela Hammitt in PICU, Emily Copeland in Acute Care, Alex Backsen in Rehab, Anna Vincent in Cancer Care and Samantha Curtis, Reid Frechette, Anna Swinford and Michelle Bauman are on the Medical unit.
GO COUGS!!

All Students

Attention May Graduate Nursing students

You may now register to walk in the WSU Spokane Commencement ceremony!

https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/commencement/commencement-rsvp/

The Breakfast signup is also live. https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/commencement-breakfast-rsvp/

Nursing Graduation Pin

If you are interested in purchasing a Nursing Graduation Pin, you can order one through The Jewelry Design Center.  See attached form for available pin options and deadlines for your campus.  Jewelry Design Center NursingPinOrderFormSp2017

Resource for new graduates

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has launched a new Transition to Practice (TTP) online e-learning program for newly licensed nurses. The program reviews and discusses important concepts integral to patient safety and critical thinking helping new graduates understand how to apply nursing knowledge, learn new skills and think critically as they transition from newly licensed nurses to confident professionals. Check it out at http://learningext.com/

S2 employment opportunity at Providence Medical Center

Providence Medical Center will be here on Thursday, March 23 from 12:10-1:00 to talk about employment opportunities for our S2 soon to be grads in May.

S1 and S2 employment opportunity at Coulee Medical Center

Monday, March 20 Coulee Medical Center will be here to talk to graduating students about opportunities at their agency.  Please bring your lunch and see what they have to offer.

Questions:  Contact Renae Richter, renae.richter@wsu.edu

Graduate Nurse Residency Program at Saint Alphonsus Health System – Boise, Idaho

Saint Alphonsus in Boise, Idaho is  starting their recruiting efforts for May/June graduates.  The attached flyer gives details regarding the application process. stalphonsusresidencyflyer

There are opportunities in several areas, including Medical/Oncology, General Surgical, Orthopedics, Neuro, Rehab, Telemetry, Float Pool, Post Partum/Peds, Labor & Delivery, Behavioral Health, and our Medical Group (Clinics).

Kayla Krahmer, Nurse Recruiter  Email: kayla.krahmer@saintalphonsus.org
Saint Alphonsus Health System  Website: www.saintalphonsus.org
Phone: (208) 367-3531

Record number of WSU students advocate for nursing practice, citizens of WA State at Nurse Legislative Day.
See photos from the day below

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The Walking Company offers WSU Nursing students an exclusive 15% discount on all full price purchases!

Visit River Park Square in Spokane, WA or the store nearest you with your WSU Photo ID to take advantage of this great opportunity. In stores only. See this Flyer WalkingCompanyOffer

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Scottish Rite Undergraduate Scholarship

The application closes March 31, 2017, but BEFORE a student can apply, they need to have an in person meeting with Director of Scottish Rite, Mr. Lambeth.  He schedules multiple students for these meetings. Once the meeting is done, the go ahead will be given to the student to complete the on-line application.

The scholarship is for 3rd, 4th and 5th year full-time students; US Citizens; Washington state resident;  Yakima, Tri-Cities or Vancouver students will meet with Scottish Rite representatives in those areas that will conduct the in-person interviews.

Website: www.srsfwa.org  or visit the scholarship page on the nursing website at www.nursing.wsu.edu

Mr. Lambeth recommended that the students reach out to him, by phone or email, once the student profile is completed.  Steps are provided here : http://www.srsfwa.org/application-process.

Inland Empire Nurses Association
Criteria for RN Applicants
1. Hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license.
2. Member of WSNA/IENA in good standing.
3. Has successfully completed at least one year of an accredited online or campus-based AAS, BSN, MSN, PhD or Doctorate program.
4. Currently carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 in current nursing program.
5. If applying for specialty certification, items 3 and 4 above do not apply.
6. Demonstrated commitment to nursing as a profession as evidenced in applicant’s Goal Statement and in letters of recommendation.
Criteria for Basic Degree Applicants
1. Has successfully completed at least one year in an accredited ADN or BSN program.
2. Currently carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 in current nursing program.
3. Demonstrated commitment to nursing as a profession as evidenced in applicant’s Goal Statement and in letters of recommendation.
Procedure
1. Submit a completed, typed Scholarship Application Form IENA AnnualScholarshipApp2017
to be received no later than March 1, 2017 to this address:
Scholarship Committee
Inland Empire Nurses Association
222 W Mission, Suite 231
Spokane, WA 99201
Alternatively, it may be submitted electronically by emailing it to the District office at
jkaiser.iena@gmail.com.
2. Arrange for two typed letters of recommendation to be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than March 1, 2017. The letters of recommendation should address the student’s work ethic and commitment to nursing as a profession. A current faculty member from the student’s school of nursing should write at least one letter. A faculty member or another professional colleague should write the other letter.
3. Submit a copy of the most current grade report including cumulative GPA.
4. Scholarship will be awarded at the Annual Spring Gala in May.
5. A Curriculum Vitae may be submitted in place of the academic education and

Spokane Students

S2 PRACTICUM STUDENTS

PRACTICUM:  April 6, 2017 – May 3, 2017

Please remember you must be current with your passport immunizations, meaning you cannot have a TB or any other immunization that will expire in the middle of your N430 course.  All immunizations must be current and carry through from April 6th to May 3rd.

Please check with Susan, Nursing Student Service office, if you are unsure of your passport dates or need to turn an immunization in.  The deadline for needed immunizations will be Tuesday, March 20th – the Monday after spring break.  Without a compliant passport you will not be able to attend practicum until the updates are made.  Thank you!

Student Ambassador Leadership Program Opportunity

Spokane BSN students: We are accepting applications for our Student Ambassador program! Applications are due Feb. 28. Learn more and apply online today: https://nursing.wsu.edu/…/student-lea…/become-an-ambassador/

Lactation room available for our Nursing mothers

There is a quiet, private room available for lactating mothers to use a breast pump in the Practice Lab on the 2nd floor of the Nursing building.  Please check in with a preceptor to make your arrangements.

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

We recently stumbled upon the work of a group of healthcare and wellness leaders who are committed to breaking the taboo regarding conversations about end of life. Their project “Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” aims to inspire an ever-growing community of people to talk about an often-not-discussed topic—death and dying. As the opening statement on their website notes “How we want to die represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having.”

Students and faculty share dinner and engage in this important conversation. It is not meant to be a morbid conversation, but instead a very human one where we consider what we want, both in life and during its closure. Through sharing our thoughts and feelings on this subject, we can more readily move through our fears, shed inhibitions, and forge deeper understanding and connection with our loved ones. To learn more about this unique project, visit http://deathoverdinner.org/. We take the project one step further and have IP groups of students talk about how teams can provide compassionate end of life care.

February       22nd –  5-7pm       HCTC live event. All are invited  South campus court

Sign Up required: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084BAAA62EA13-health2

If you have questions, please contact  Barb Richardson, barichardson@wsu.edu or call 509-324-7230

Yakima Students

Certification: ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support


When:   Friday, March 24th  2:00—5:00 pm & Saturday, March 25th 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where:  College of Nursing Classroom
Cost:     $125.00
You must show up for both days in order to get your certification.
Class offered for students who need/want their advanced cardiac life support certification.

The cost is $125.00 and the certification is good for 2 years. If you are interested please sign up with Mary 494-7900.  Class is limited to 22 students.

Please make checks payable to Stormye Presnell, deadline for payment is Friday, March 17th.

Are you interested in a Military Health Profession Career?  What about Air Force Nursing?

Come to a question and answer session with the Staff Sergeant Crystal M. Westbrook Health Professions Recruiter. Serg Westbrook will have lunch and answer questions about the novice nurse and the scholarship programs.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 23rd
TIME: 11:30 -1:00
WHERE: WSU Yakima Library

Jobs include: Critical Care Nurse, Emergency Room Nurse, Medical Surgical Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Neonatal Nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, Operating Room Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, to name a few.

Tri Cities Students

Eastern Washington Medical-Dental Health Summit

Friday, March 3, 2017; 8:00am – 5:00pm
Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA
Registration is $25 for students.
More information can be found at http://medicaldentalsummit.com/

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the multi-disciplinary role of dental and medical professionals in diagnosing, managing and treating airway-related sleep disorders.
  • Review of the inter-disciplinary roles of dentist, physician and surgeon in diagnosing and treating airway-related problems.
  • Determine when partnership between dental/medical providers is appropriate to co-manage patient care, and learn how to better facilitate inter-disciplinary care through professional networking.

Community Health Worker Conference

Friday, April 7, 2017; 8:00am – 4:15pm at Pasco Red Lion
Registration is Free, please let us know if you are going to attend! More information can be found at http://hcwcommunityhealthworker.org/.  The goal of the conference is to build new relationships to support community outreach, share barriers and successes, and obtain resources and tools to continue your work.

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I hope you enjoyed the snow! Stay safe and warm!  ~Amanda Lemley~

Shining Stars Jan 28th at Bethel Prosser. Helping with differently abled young women at pageant

Family Expo Friday Jan 27th /Saturday Jan 28th.  Helping educate about human trafficking.

Job Opportunities

PeaceHealth at Riverbend and University District in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon is offering a wonderful opportunity for New Grad RNs and those RNs with less than one year of Nursing experience who want to work in an acute care setting. The RN Med/Surg Training Program (a.k.a. new grad program) will start 3/20/17. This is a 12 week training program intended to launch your new grads beautifully into an enriching, challenging career with a great employer!

Please check out the following links:

To apply, visit www.peacehealth.org/careers and look for requisition #145066.

If there are questions, please feel free to reach out to our Nursing recruiter Brittany Mosher.  She can be reached at 360-729-2404 or at bmosher2@peacehealth.org.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is now hiring RNs and CNAs at our Walla Walla and Spokane Veterans Home. We offer a competive salary, medical, retirement, and vacation benefits!  Please contact a recruiter at Recruiters@dva.wa.gov or call 360-725-2183.

Whitman County Health Department has a nurse vacancy (either LPN or RN).  JobDescriptcommhealthLPN-RN Feb2017.  Applicants must submit the Whitman County general application, any supplemental documents are accepted. WhitmanCoGeneral Application 2015 application.

Interested persons are welcome to contact Michele Beckmann, Whitman County Program Coordinator at 509-397-5244 or MicheleB@co.whitman.wa.us.

Confluence Health Moses Lake Clinic Open House for Graduating Nursing Students
Thursday, March 16, 5:00-7:00pm  ConfluenceHealthopen house flyer
Visit different practice areas, meet some of your working peers, learn about a day in the life of outpatient nursing.  Moses Lake Clinic located at 840 E Hill Ave, Moses Lake, WA
Questions?   Contact Loren Hill at 509.764.6400 X-8001 or  loren.hill@confluencehealth.org
RSVP appreciated but not required

CVS Health has many nursing positions open across Washington State. CVS Health Weekly Open Nursing Jobs 02 14 2017

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.

February 7, 2017

 

Instructor Sue Rossetti with her S1 Pediatric clinical group this Fall at Reardan-Edwall School District doing height, weight and vision days for Pre-K through 8th grade.  Sue said “It was incredible to help this small community and learn about developmental ages in one event that covered such a large age span. This was a volunteer event for the students and almost all of my two clinical groups came. I call that COUG pride in learning and community service!”

All Students

Attention May Graduate Nursing students

You may now register to walk in the WSU Spokane Commencement ceremony!

https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/commencement/commencement-rsvp/

All of the Commencement information has been updated on the commencement website. Please share with your students. We’ll be sending out an email blast in the next few days.

The Breakfast signup is also live. https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/commencement-breakfast-rsvp/

Resource for new graduates

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has launched a new Transition to Practice (TTP) online e-learning program for newly licensed nurses. The program reviews and discusses important concepts integral to patient safety and critical thinking helping new graduates understand how to apply nursing knowledge, learn new skills and think critically as they transition from newly licensed nurses to confident professionals. Check it out at http://learningext.com/

Graduate Nurse Residency Program at Saint Alphonsus Health System – Boise, Idaho

Saint Alphonsus in Boise, Idaho is  starting their recruiting efforts for May/June graduates.  The attached flyer gives details regarding the application process. stalphonsusresidencyflyer

There are opportunities in several areas, including Medical/Oncology, General Surgical, Orthopedics, Neuro, Rehab, Telemetry, Float Pool, Post Partum/Peds, Labor & Delivery, Behavioral Health, and our Medical Group (Clinics).

Kayla Krahmer, Nurse Recruiter  Email: kayla.krahmer@saintalphonsus.org
Saint Alphonsus Health System  Website: www.saintalphonsus.org
Phone: (208) 367-3531

A letter from the Desk of WSU President Kirk Schulz

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Students volunteer at Homeless Connect event in Spokane

Fourteen students from the College of Nursing, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, and the College of Pharmacy provided foot care, blood glucose testing, blood pressure assessments (NEP and Nursing) and Mumps vaccinations (Pharmacy) at the 6th Annual Homeless Connect Event yesterday at the Salvation Army. This event helps connect people who are experiencing homelessness to more than 40 service providers including local food banks and social, family, housing and veterans services. The City of Spokane produced this video, which shows some WSU Spokane students, click here to view the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heL5aibDqnw&feature=youtu.be.

Research Announcement Request

Are you interested in research?  Do you think you might want to someday be a researcher or understand the research process better? Perhaps you are just curious to know more about the interesting topics being investigated at WSU College of Nursing and have a couple of hours a week to volunteer? If so, WSU College of Nursing has opportunities for you to get involved. There are many faculty members in need of dedicated students who are willing to volunteer as a research assistant.

Examples of areas being researched include: smart home assisted living, addictions/drug abuse, chronic pain, fall prevention, ED use, and many more!
If you are interested or would like more information on these and other research opportunities, please email Crystal Lederhos Smith at crystal.lederhos@wsu.edu.

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

The WSU College of Nursing Scholarship application is open as of Tuesday, January 17 and closes on Friday, February 17 at 5:00 pm. This application cycle is for fall 2017 awards.  Please go to this link to apply: https://nursing.wsu.edu/current/scholarships/. 
Question? Contact Deborah Blake at 509-324-7339 or deborah.blake@wsu.edu.

WSNF Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarship.  Open to pre-licensure & RN-BSN students. Deadline is February 10, 2017.  See the attached flyer: wsnf-scholarship-app-v1-0

Roberta Smith Nursing Scholarship details available at www.nursing.wsu.edu. Deadline is February 15, 2017 

Scottish Rite Undergraduate Scholarship

The application closes March 31, 2017, but BEFORE a student can apply, they need to have an in person meeting with Director of Scottish Rite, Mr. Lambeth.  He schedules multiple students for these meetings. Once the meeting is done, the go ahead will be given to the student to complete the on-line application.

The scholarship is for 3rd, 4th and 5th year full-time students; US Citizens; Washington state resident;  Yakima, Tri-Cities or Vancouver students will meet with Scottish Rite representatives in those areas that will conduct the in-person interviews.

Website: www.srsfwa.org  or visit the scholarship page on the nursing website at www.nursing.wsu.edu

Mr. Lambeth recommended that the students reach out to him, by phone or email, once the student profile is completed.  Steps are provided here : http://www.srsfwa.org/application-process.

Inland Empire Nurses Association
Criteria for RN Applicants
1. Hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license.
2. Member of WSNA/IENA in good standing.
3. Has successfully completed at least one year of an accredited online or campus-based AAS, BSN, MSN, PhD or Doctorate program.
4. Currently carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 in current nursing program.
5. If applying for specialty certification, items 3 and 4 above do not apply.
6. Demonstrated commitment to nursing as a profession as evidenced in applicant’s Goal Statement and in letters of recommendation.
Criteria for Basic Degree Applicants
1. Has successfully completed at least one year in an accredited ADN or BSN program.
2. Currently carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 in current nursing program.
3. Demonstrated commitment to nursing as a profession as evidenced in applicant’s Goal Statement and in letters of recommendation.
Procedure
1. Submit a completed, typed Scholarship Application Form IENA AnnualScholarshipApp2017
to be received no later than March 1, 2017 to this address:
Scholarship Committee
Inland Empire Nurses Association
222 W Mission, Suite 231
Spokane, WA 99201
Alternatively, it may be submitted electronically by emailing it to the District office at
jkaiser.iena@gmail.com.
2. Arrange for two typed letters of recommendation to be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than March 1, 2017. The letters of recommendation should address the student’s work ethic and commitment to nursing as a profession. A current faculty member from the student’s school of nursing should write at least one letter. A faculty member or another professional colleague should write the other letter.
3. Submit a copy of the most current grade report including cumulative GPA.
4. Scholarship will be awarded at the Annual Spring Gala in May.
5. A Curriculum Vitae may be submitted in place of the academic education and

Spokane Students

Join the Health Care Team Challenge for students on Feb. 22nd

The annual competition for interprofessional teams of students to prepare a plan of care for a patient with multiple health conditions is set for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the CCRS (formerly SCF).The competition is judged. Participating students have been asked to sign up here. “Great Swag” will be given to all participants; members of the winning team will receive a Fit-Bit.Any questions? Contact Barb Richardson at 324-7230 or barichardson@wsu.edu.

Student Ambassador Leadership Program Opportunity

Spokane BSN students: We are accepting applications for our Student Ambassador program! Applications are due Feb. 28. Learn more and apply online today: https://nursing.wsu.edu/…/student-lea…/become-an-ambassador/

Valentines Day Gram – J2 Class Fundraiser

$2 for a large frosted sugar cookie, and a decorated note!  Send a little love to a friend and support the J2 class!  They will be sold on Feb 9th and 10th in the 1st floor lobby.  Valentine’s Day Grams will be put in mailboxes on February 14th,

If you have any questions please email garrett.glover@wsu.edu

Lactation room available for our Nursing mothers

There is a quiet, private room available for lactating mothers to use a breast pump in the Practice Lab on the 2nd floor of the Nursing building.  Please check in with a preceptor to make your arrangements.

Campus Lost and Found located at Campus Security

If you find or lose something, where do you take it?

Campus Safety and Security is the official repository on campus for items that are lost. You may phone them at 358-7995 or take it to their office at HERB 201.

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

We recently stumbled upon the work of a group of healthcare and wellness leaders who are committed to breaking the taboo regarding conversations about end of life. Their project “Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” aims to inspire an ever-growing community of people to talk about an often-not-discussed topic—death and dying. As the opening statement on their website notes “How we want to die represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having.”

Students and faculty share dinner and engage in this important conversation. It is not meant to be a morbid conversation, but instead a very human one where we consider what we want, both in life and during its closure. Through sharing our thoughts and feelings on this subject, we can more readily move through our fears, shed inhibitions, and forge deeper understanding and connection with our loved ones. To learn more about this unique project, visit http://deathoverdinner.org/. We take the project one step further and have IP groups of students talk about how teams can provide compassionate end of life care.

February       1          5-7pm         Health Care Team Challenge Orientation  NURS 105

February       22nd –  5-7pm       HCTC live event. All are invited  South campus court

Sign Up required: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084BAAA62EA13-health2

If you have questions, please contact  Barb Richardson, barichardson@wsu.edu or call 509-324-7230.

Want to know what’s happening on WSU Spokane campus? Visit the Campus Events Calendar

TriCities Students

Family Night -Open House, Thursday, February 16th,  5-7PM.  Invite your family and experience Coug nursing!

The WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing would like to welcome nursing students and their families to the Family Night and Open House. Stop by between 5:00PM and 7:00PM to visit the nursing building and learn about what it takes to be a COUG nurse!

Nursing Pathways would like to congratulate our 2016-17 BSN Peer Mentors on their nomination to present at the 13th Annual Washington State University Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference held Thursday, February 16th and Friday February 17th, 2017 in Spokane, Washington. Nursing Pathways BSN Peer Mentors are the heart of a community of nursing students. During their student led panel, the Peer Mentors will discuss how their personal struggle with immigration, naturalization, education and poor healthcare shaped their career path – and resolve to become healthcare leaders and build a better future.

The Tri-Cities based BSN Peer Mentor panelists are: Christian Gomez, Mercedez Gomez, Amarilis Jimenez, Erika Martinez, and Crystal Mejia. The Yakima based BSN Peer Mentors are: Arianna Garcia, Jazbeth Godinez, Paula Cruz-German, Josalynn Lua, and Sandra Masters. Also selected to attend and advise the mentors are Jaime Silva and Teresa Gonzalez.

Nursing Pathways is happy to share a couple exciting opportunities that are occurring locally this spring. These conference opportunities would allow you to network and make valuable connections with professionals in the medical and dental fields.

Eastern Washington Medical-Dental Health Summit

Friday, March 3, 2017; 8:00am – 5:00pm
Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA
Registration is $25 for students.
More information can be found at http://medicaldentalsummit.com/

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the multi-disciplinary role of dental and medical professionals in diagnosing, managing and treating airway-related sleep disorders.
  • Review of the inter-disciplinary roles of dentist, physician and surgeon in diagnosing and treating airway-related problems.
  • Determine when partnership between dental/medical providers is appropriate to co-manage patient care, and learn how to better facilitate inter-disciplinary care through professional networking.

Community Health Worker Conference

Friday, April 7, 2017; 8:00am – 4:15pm at Pasco Red Lion
Registration is Free, please let us know if you are going to attend! More information can be found at http://hcwcommunityhealthworker.org/.  The goal of the conference is to build new relationships to support community outreach, share barriers and successes, and obtain resources and tools to continue your work.

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I hope you enjoyed the snow! Stay safe and warm!  ~Amanda Lemley~

Shining Stars Jan 28th at Bethel Prosser. Helping with differently abled young women at pageant

Family Expo Friday Jan 27th /Saturday Jan 28th.  Helping educate about human trafficking.

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Whitman County Health Department has a nurse vacancy (either LPN or RN).  JobDescriptcommhealthLPN-RN Feb2017.  Applicants must submit the Whitman County general application, any supplemental documents are accepted. WhitmanCoGeneral Application 2015 application.

Interested persons are welcome to contact Michele Beckmann, Whitman County Program Coordinator at 509-397-5244 or MicheleB@co.whitman.wa.us.

CVS Health has many nursing positions open across Washington State. CVS Health Weekly Open Nursing Jobs 01 31 2017

Contact Stacy Ritter at slritter@wsu.edu or Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu if you have questions or an item to contribute.