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May 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS Graduates!!

Important Dates:

  • April 29 – May 3: Finals Week
  • May – 6-8: S2s KAPLAN Review
  • June 10 – ALL immunization documentation in CastleBranch

All Students

If you are an EWU student planning to graduate Fall 2019

• Fall 2019 Graduation Application – Due May 10, 2019
• May 11, 2019 – You will be charge $ 65.00 LATE FEE
• Pick up EWU Graduation Application from the Nursing Student Office Room 130
• Check or Money order for $50
• Make checks payable to: Eastern Washington University
DO NOT APPLY FOR GRADUATION ONLINE: NURSING GRADES NEED TO BE FILLED IN BY THE NURSING STUDENT SERVICE OFFICE
If you have any questions, please email Jodi Pyle at jodi_pyle@wsu.edu

IMMUNIZATIONS, Tests and other Requirements:

Due June 10, 2019 – MANDATORY for the Fall term – All immunization documentation must be updated and uploaded into your CastleBranch tracker. A delinquent immunization or test may affect your clinical attendance.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE MESSAGES CASTLEBRANCH IS SENDING YOU. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPLIANT!
The Nursing Student Service office will be open weekdays this summer, from 8 am-5 pm. Therefore, you need to email Susan Blair, srblair@wsu.edu when you have uploaded a CastleBranch document so she can confirm your tracker is current.

ITEMS DUE BY AUGUST 1, 2019:

Professional Liability Insurance: The online form will be available at www.nursing.wsu.edu by June 1, 2019. Only fall semester students need to pay, unless contacted. Spring students will pay January 1, 2020.
Criminal Disclosure form: Form is available on the www.nursing.wsu.edu. Every student needs to complete it and upload into CastleBranch. Please send a copy to your campus coordinator: Spokane, srblair@wsu.edu;  Yakima, gonzales@wsu.edu;  Tri Cities,  heather.kriss@wsu.edu.
CPNW Clinical Learning Modules: Updated modules will be available on nursing.wsu.edu by July 29, 2019. You need ONLY UPLOAD THE REPORT PAGE WITH SCORES AND DATES INTO CASTLEBRANCH.
WSP, WATCH Background Report: Directions can be found on the nursing website at nursing.wsu.educastlebranch.com/WM89.

Interested in taking a 1 credit elective for Fall?

Community Organizing for Health Equity

This one-credit course will equip student leaders with the tools they need to organize to address the social justice and health equity issues they care about on campus and n the community.  Students are drawn from across health professions from UW/WSU/EWU and Gonzaga and across programs from Medicine to Law to Sociology to learn the fundamentals of community organizing and prepare students to take action, providing a setting for inter-professional collaboration and shared learning.

From criminal justice to housing and healthcare access, the decisions we make about access, policy and resources have a huge effect on our health and well-being. These social determinants of health are the main drivers of health in our society. So how do we address big societal problems that produce health inequities? You have to organize.

Community organizing is about bringing people together to act on their shared interest.  The course is taught by community organizers from the Spokane Alliance, a local affiliate of the IAF, the oldest community organizing network in the nation.

Classes are on Tuesdays, starting September 8 – November 8, 5:30-7:30.  Questions:  Luis Manriquez at lmanriquez@gmail.com

NEW Leadership Institute

Educating and Empowering a New Generation of Women Leaders

This is a six-day summer program (July 11-17) that teaches students how to get involved, turn ideas into action, and create change in their community. Open to undergraduate women (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year.

APPLICATION TIMELINE
Standard Registration: $300 through April 18
For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/WSUNEWLeadership

Scholarship Opportunity with the Northwest Navy Nurse Corps Association (NWNNCA)

The Navy Nurse Corps Association awards a $1,500 scholarship annually. This scholarship does not obligate the recipient to the Navy in any way. Individuals who apply for this scholarship will not be contacted by military recruiters as a result of the application. 2019 Scholarship Application Student Version

Goals in offering this scholarship include increasing awareness of the Navy as a potential career option for future nurses and promoting the acquisition of bachelor degrees for nurses. Students eligible for this scholarship are those who will be graduating between December 2019 and August 2020. The applicants can be either full or part-time students. Contact Joline DeVos, CAPT, NC, USN (ret) for questions at jdbd@oakharbor.net.

Spokane Students

CONVOCATION INFORMATION:

May 2 – Spokane Convocation at the Fox Theater, 6pm
May 3 – Spokane Health Sciences Commencement at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, 2pm

Regalia is available to rent in the Bookie, see Regalia rental Grad Form.
(Gowns are available for rent until graduation day, but the Bookie can’t guarantee sizes after April 12).
Students can place an order by phone if they have left campus for practicum. The Bookie will hold their order under their name until they arrive back on campus, or if needed, will ship the regalia UPS for $7.98.

Please remember regalia is required to participate in the ceremony, and a Nursing pin is required for RN-BSN and BSN students participating in the pinning ceremony: Pin Order form 2019

For information, contact Craig Thorsen at WSU Spokane Bookie, sm053@bncollege.com, or (509) 358-7860 and fax (509) 358-7862

Tri-Cities Students

WSU College of Nursing Convocation Ceremony
Chiawana HIgh School
Friday, May 3rd at 6 pm.

Yakima Students

 

 

WSU College of Nursing Convocation Ceremony
Yakima Campus
Blue Ribbon Event Center
2807 W. Washington Ave., Yakima WA 98903
May 2nd, 2019
5:00 PM

 

Employment Opportunities

Counselor at the Na-Ha-Shnee Health Sciences Institute

The Institute is for American Indian/Alaska Native high school youth who are interested in health care careers – participants spend two weeks (June 16th through the 28th) on the WSU Spokane and Gonzaga campuses and learn about a variety of healthcare fields as well as traditional medicine and information on college.

The job is posted on Handshake (https://wsu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2625159) as well as Spokane Job Finder (https://spokanejobfinder.com/job_view.php?jobid=19764&keyword=counselor&region_browse=&category=999). 

Interested in a Camp Nurse position this summer?

This can be a great first time nursing opportunity at HIdden Valley Camp in Granite Falls Washington (45 miles NE of Seattle). It is preferred if the NCLEX has been taken, but this is not necessary as the camp has an RN on staff.

Job responsibilities would include: health screening of campers, review of health records, administering daily medications/treatments, working with counselors on overall health care of campers, treating routine injuries and ailments, maintaining a daily health log and more.  They are looking for a hard working/patient/caring/supportive individual that is looking for a unique first time nursing experience in the outdoors this summer.
Todd McKinlay Camp Director, Hidden Valley Camp
Email: hiddenvalleycamp@earthlink.net or Phone: (425)330-2974
Website: www.hvc-wa.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 1, 2019

WSU nursing building

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

  • RSVP by April 14th to ‘walk’ in Spokane Commencement on May 3rd or your name will not be in the program.
  • Finals Week April 29 – May 3.
  • S2’s KAPLAN Review on May 6,7,& 8.

All Students

Congratulations to our newly elected ASWSU Health Sciences student leaders for 2019-20!
Spokane Nursing Senators: Diana Kim & Art Glenn Alejandro

If you are an EWU student who will be graduating in Fall 2019!

EWU Fall 2019 Graduation Application
• Fall 2019 Graduation Application – Due May 10, 2019
• May 11, 2019 – You will be charge $ 65.00 LATE FEE
• Pick up EWU Graduation Application from the Nursing Student Office Room 130
• Check or Money order for $ 50.00
• Make checks payable to: Eastern Washington University
DO NOT APPLY FOR GRADUATION ONLINE: NURSING GRADES NEED TO BE FILLED IN BY THE NURSING STUDENT SERVICE OFFICE
If you have any questions, please send Jodi Pyle an email at jodi_pyle@wsu.edu

Are you interested in learning American Sign Language?

There are several options for students to enroll during the summer – through Global Campus and Pullman. If you are interested, please refer to SHS 201 (ASL 1) and SHS 202 (ASL 2) in the schedule of classes.
Anna Brown, SHS Undergraduate Academic Coordinator in the Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences is happy to talk to students who may have questions at 509-358-7709 | anna.b.brown@wsu.edu.

NSWS CONVENTION at Tulalip Convention Center in Marysville Washington, May 4th 2019

NSWS is a state-wide organization that offers resources for nursing students. The organization offers networking, NCLEX support, seminars, community service opportunities, legislative activities, and conventions in addition to other events. NSWS is the state chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), and an independent organization supported by the Washington State Nurses Association. It is an excellent way for nursing students to get the extra support they need, and specifically to inform them of details on the upcoming convention. This will take place at the Tulalip Convention Center in Marysville, Washington, on May 4, 2019. The theme of this year’s convention is “#WhatIsaNurse”. This convention will include NCLEX review, nurse panels, break-out sessions for workshops on resumes, safe body mechanics, etc., Kahoot games, keynote speakers, networking, raffles and more!

For more information on NSWS, membership, or the upcoming convention, contact Kenzie McNeel, nursing student at WSU Tri-Cities and director at large for Eastern Washington: Cell: 253-209-3247

NEW Leadership Institute

Educating and Empowering a New Generation of Women Leaders

This is a six-day summer program (July 11-17) that teaches students how to get involved, turn ideas into action, and create change in their community. Open to undergraduate women (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year.

APPLICATION TIMELINE
Early Registration: $250  (through Feb. 15)
Standard Registration: $300 (Feb. 16 through April 18)
For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/WSUNEWLeadership

Scholarship Opportunity with the Northwest Navy Nurse Corps Association (NWNNCA)

The Navy Nurse Corps Association awards a $1,500 scholarship annually. This scholarship does not obligate the recipient to the Navy in any way. Individuals who apply for this scholarship will not be contacted by military recruiters as a result of the application. 2019 Scholarship Application Student Version

Goals in offering this scholarship include increasing awareness of the Navy as a potential career option for future nurses and promoting the acquisition of bachelor degrees for nurses. Students eligible for this scholarship are those who will be graduating between December 2019 and August 2020. The applicants can be either full or part-time students. Contact Joline DeVos, CAPT, NC, USN (ret) for questions at jdbd@oakharbor.net.

Volunteering with Camp Korey

Camp Korey is a nonprofit camp in Mount Vernon, Washington, that serves children with chronic and life-altering medical conditions – at no cost to any of the campers and their families.
College students of all majors have volunteered at Camp Korey; the main requirements are that volunteers like working with kids and serving others. But many volunteers are planning on going into a medical field. One volunteer said that “Not only was [he] able to affect so many campers’ lives, but [he] also learned a lot and grew as a person.” This volunteers’ full testimony can be found HERE.
See the Korey 2019 volunteer flyer for the spring and summer schedule and it also includes some of the volunteer roles they are recruiting for.

Spokane Students

April 4th from 9 am-12:30 pm  J2 Nursing students will be having an Italian Soda fundraiser.

April 12th at 1 pm enjoy Ice Cream on the Patio – The Student Nursing Leaders (SNL) is having a free ice cream day on April 12th at 1pm!  Outdoor patio on the ground floor.

CONVOCATION INFORMATION:

Regalia is available to rent in the Bookie, see Regalia rental Grad Form. Turn in your form by Friday, April 12 to assure you’ll receive a gown in your size. (Gowns are available for rent until graduation day, but the Bookie can’t guarantee sizes after April 12).
Students can place an order by phone if they have left campus for practicum. The Bookie will hold their order under their name until they arrive back on campus, or if needed, will ship the regalia UPS for $7.98.

Please remember regalia is required to participate in the ceremony, and a Nursing pin is required for RN-BSN and BSN students participating in the pinning ceremony: Pin Order form 2019

For information, contact Craig Thorsen at WSU Spokane Bookie, sm053@bncollege.com, or (509) 358-7860 and fax (509) 358-7862

Tri-Cities Students

Nursing Convocation Ceremony

Friday, May 3rd at 6 pm.  Plans currently are to be held at Chiawana HS in Pasco, WA.

Yakima Students

Nursing Convocation Ceremony

Blue Ribbon Event Center
2807 W. Washington Ave., Yakima WA 98903
May 2nd, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a fun summer job?  Camp Sweyolaken is looking for a Health and Wellness director. This is a great opportunity to work in collaboration with the camp nurse to provide care for over 800 kids this summer.  If interested contact Dr. Wendy Williams-Gilbert at 509-324-7463 or wendy.buenzli@wsu.edu.

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 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

  • March 7 – Spokane Nursing Career Fair 10:00am-1:00pm
    Various Agencies will be on the first floor and want to meet you! See flyer below
  • March 11-15 – Spring Break

All Students

Message from the Director

Free Tutoring Services!

This is a reminder that there are 22 tutors on the Spokane campus, 5 at TC and 4 at Yakima who are available to work with you in groups and individually on coursework and study skills. The peer tutoring services are available for all students, with special emphasis on target courses, namely N311 Patho/Pharm, N323 Genomics and N324 M/S. Please contact faculty in the targeted courses for group tutoring opportunities, or the following individuals for help with connecting with individual tutors on their respective campuses:

Spokane Dr. Jack Downs jmdowns@wsu.edu
TC TBA
Yakima Ms. Mary Gonzalez gonzalez@wsu.edu

These tutors are there to help! Reach out – you’ll be glad you do!

MultiCare Nurse Hiring Event

Tuesday, March 12th, from 3:00-5:30pm at Pioneer Pavilion in Puyallup.  Dress is business/business casual and bring a resume if you have one.

Spring 2019 Excellence Awards
Students can nominate their peers, faculty and staff

Award – Outstanding BSN Student: 
Description:  Recognizes  a well rounded, professional BSN student who is graduating this semester.  Student must display leadership, teamwork, and commitment to the college, WSU or the community.

Award – Outstanding RN-BSN Student
Description: Recognizes  a well rounded, professional RN-BSN student who is graduating this semester.  Student must display leadership, teamwork, and commitment to the college, WSU or the community.

Award – Excellence in Clinical Instruction 
Description: Recognizes excellence in clinical teaching in the undergraduate program. Stimulates critical thinking, uses wide variety of teaching methods, demonstrates highest professional values and open communication.

Award – Undergraduate Faculty
Description: Recognizes exceptional leadership and accomplishments in the teaching/research/service within our undergraduate programs.

Award – Diversity Award
Description: Recognizes efforts to explore, understand and appreciate one another’s similarities and differences such as: cultural, racial, and ethnic heritage, gender and sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, and/or socioeconomic status. Embraces college Diversity Statement.
Award – Staff Achievement and Excellence
Recognize excellence in a single achievement or pattern of outstanding service. The individual displays professionalism, leadership, teamwork, and commitment to enhancing the milieu of the College.

NEW Leadership Institute

Educating and Empowering a New Generation of Women Leaders

A six-day summer program July 11-17, 2019  that teaches students how to get involved, turn ideas into action, and create change in their community.
Open to undergraduate women (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) enrolled for the 2019-2020.

APPLICATION TIMELINE
Early Registration: $250  (through Feb. 15)
Standard Registration: $300 (Feb. 16 through April 18)
For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/WSUNEWLeadership

Scholarship Opportunity with the Northwest Navy Nurse Corps Association’s (NWNNCA)

Navy Nurse Corps association awards a $1,500 scholarship annually. This scholarship does not obligate the recipient to the Navy in anyway. Individuals who apply for this scholarship will not be contacted by military recruiters as a result of the application. 2019 Scholarship Application Student Version

Goals in offering this scholarship include increasing awareness of the Navy as a potential career option for future nurses and promoting the acquisition of bachelor degrees for nurses. Students eligible for this scholarship are those who will be graduating between December 2019 and August 2020. The applicants can be either full or part-time students. Contact Joline DeVos, CAPT, NC, USN (ret) for questions at jdbd@oakharbor.net.

Volunteering with Camp Korey

A nonprofit camp in Mount Vernon, Washington that serves children with chronic and life-altering medical conditions – at no cost to any of the campers and their families.
College students of all majors have volunteered at Camp Korey – the main thing being that they like working with kids and serving others, but especially get a lot of people planning on going into some sort of medical field! One volunteer said that “Not only was [he] able to affect so many campers’ lives, but [he] also learned a lot and grew as a person.” This volunteers’ full testimony can be found HERE.
See the Korey 2019 volunteer flyer for the Spring and Summer Schedule and it also includes some of the Volunteer Roles they are recruiting for.

Saint Alphonsus Graduate Nurse Residency program

Saint Alphonsus is looking to hire December nursing graduates into the Nurse Residency Program within the Boise and Nampa, Idaho hospitals. For information about the program, current job postings, units, and a link to apply, visit this TrinityHealth website.

Spokane Students

Spokane Nursing Career Fair
Thursday, March 7th 10:00am-1:00pm 

Plan to attend and wear your professional attire, 19 major agencies from the greater Inland Northwest will be on the first floor and want to meet you! CareerFairSP2019Flyer

Tri-Cities Students

Open House has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 27th from 5-6:30pm.

Peer tutoring is available for students in patho-physiology, health assessment, med-surg and genomics. You can do group or individual sessions. We also have a writing tutor available on our campus if you would like help with writing. Please see sign-up sheets and contact information in Mark Ferguson’s office.

Students have been busy with volunteer activities the last month. Students participated in the Shining Star Pageant, an event for “differently abled” young women. Students were buddies to the participants back stage or were escorts helping the girls on stage. A few of us were brave enough to trek out in the storm February 8th for the Tim Tebow Night To Shine Prom. A prom for differently abled young men and women. Over 100 guests were in attendance and a great time had by all! Students again were buddies to the guests to provide assistance and help them have a fun time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tri-Cities Upcoming Volunteer Events:
Destination Imagination March 2nd (Regional Tournament) First Aid Booth
Destination Imagination March 30th (State Tournament) First Aid Booth
From Destination Imagination Washington website: https://www.wa-di.org/
Destination Imagination (DI) is a nonprofit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, we offer seven new standards-based challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to production. Students will be working alongside CBC nursing students to provide first aid to participants as needed. Sign up sheet is outside Kay Olson’s office

Yakima Students

Recap of the Valentine’s Sim held February 8 in Yakima:

  • In true Valentine’s fashion, everything was heart themed!
    • Guess the heart tones
    • Cardiac pharmacology crossword
    • Label the anatomy of the heart
    • Cardiac SIM
    • Guess the number of Valentine’s candies
  • Congrats to the following prize winners!
    • Manley Smith (J1) won a special nursing clipboard for participating in the SIM
    • Ali Quinn (S2) won a SIM shirt for participating in the SIM
    • Morgan Schilling (J1) guessed the number of candies and will get to choose a prize
    • Olivia Baird (S2) was drawn from those who identified the right heart tones and will get to choose a prize
    • Jonathan Weigley (J1) won a SIM shirt for participating in the SIM
  • Victoria Faith (J1) won the door prize
  • Bailee Senner (J1) will get to choose a prize for participating in the SIM

Thanks to all who participated and made this event fantastic, despite the impending snowpocalypse!

Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a fun summer job?  Camp Sweyolaken is looking for a Health and Wellness director.  This is a great opportunity to work in collaboration with the camp nurse to provide care for over 800 kids this summer.  If interested contact Dr. Wendy Williams-Gilbert at 509-324-7463 or wendy.buenzli@wsu.edu.

Full-Time Registered Nurse (RN) , Part-Time Registered Nurse (RN) and On-Call Registered Nurse (RN) opportunities available at Paramount Rehab and Nursing in Seattle, WA.
Flexible hours and competitive rates and benefits for the full-time RN.
RN responsibilities: Assess residents, identify problems and develop treatment plans as needed. Administer medications and treatments, maintain accurate resident medical records, documenting assessments and care in compliance with standards of company policy; educate patients on health-related issues.
To apply to the Registered Nurse (RN) position, please submit your resume.

Public Health Nurse Job opportunity with the Department of Corrections
Public Health/Infectious Disease control nurse.
For more information contact: Natalie Stryker, Health Services Recruiter, Washington State Department of Corrections
p. (360) 407-5748 | PO Box 41120, Olympia WA 98504, or visit jobs.doc.wa.gov

 

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 1, 2019

 

Senator Sharon Brown with WSU Nursing students at WSNA Advocacy Camp in Olympia Jan. 28, 2019.

Important dates:

  • February 18 – President’s Day – Class Holiday, University offices will remain open
  • February 22- Nursing Scholarship application deadline at midnight (see details below)
  • March 7 – Spokane Nursing Career Fair 10:00am-1:00pm, PLAN to ATTEND
    Various Agencies will be on the first floor and want to meet you! CareerFairSP2019Flyer
  • March 11-15 – Spring Break
  • All Students

    Tutoring services are available on all campuses

    Targeted group tutoring will be available for 311 Patho/Pharm, 323 Genomics and 324 Med/Surg. Individual and group tutoring will also be available for all other courses. Check with course faculty, your advisor, or Blackboard postings for more info.

    Have you met with your advisor yet?

    Advising meetings: All J1 and S2 students must meet with their advisors by the end of February. Contact your advisor for a meeting if you have not already done so. J2 and S1 are encouraged to meet, but not required to do so.

    J1s – S1s – please check your CastleBranch tracker regarding immunizations

    If you have any immunization showing incomplete, please update and upload immediately.
    S2s – please check your immunizations for any updates needed. Practicum is coming soon and you need to be compliant with ALL your immunizations.

    An immunization report will be run this week on everyone. If you are out-of-compliance this will affect your clinical attendance.  Thank you, Susan

    College of Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

    The scholarship application window is now open and will close at midnight on February 22, 2019.
    Please access the link below to learn about your options and to complete your application: https://nursing-wsu.academicworks.com/
    If you have questions about scholarships, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage to access resources:
    https://nursing.wsu.edu/current/scholarships/
    Please direct any questions to nursing.scholarship@wsu.edu

    IENA Nursing Scholarships- Apply by March 1

    The Inland Empire Nurses Association (IENA) is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarship(s) annually to registered nurses who are ADN or BSN candidates.  The application process is described in detail at www.spokanenurses.org/scholarship.htm.
    The deadline to receive applications at the IENA office is March 1, 2019.
    If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Scholarship Committee Chair Teresa Bigand at teresa.bigand.wsu@edu.

    NEW Leadership Institute

    Educating and Empowering a New Generation of Women Leaders

    A six-day summer program July 11-17, 2019  that teaches students how to get involved, turn ideas into action, and create change in their community.
    Open to undergraduate women (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) enrolled for the 2019-2020.

    APPLICATION TIMELINE
    Early Registration: $250  (through Feb. 15)
    Standard Registration: $300 (Feb. 16 through April 18)
    For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/WSUNEWLeadership

    Saint Alphonsus Graduate Nurse Residency program

    Saint Alphonsus is looking to hire December nursing graduates into the Nurse Residency Program within the Boise and Nampa, Idaho hospitals. For information about the program, current job postings, units, and a link to apply, visit this TrinityHealth website.

    Spokane Students

    VALENTINE’S DAY COOKIE GRAMS
    S2s are doing a Valentine’s Day Cookie Gram fundraiser. Heart shaped cookie grams with personalized messages will be available to buy and send to classmates and colleagues in the College of Nursing for $5.
    To order: E-mail Jacquelyn.deichman@wsu.edu with name, message, and who the cookie gram is for (including cohort) by 2/11. Students can pay cash or Venmo Paige Wolter.

    Tri-Cities Students

    The Tri-Cities campus had 23 students attend WSNA Advocacy Camp in Olympia, and loved having Yakima travel with us!

    Upcoming Tri-Cities events in February:

    Shining Star Pageant – Saturday February 2nd – A beauty pageant for girls who are “differently abled.”
    Tim Tebow Night To Shine Prom – Friday February 8th – a prom for special needs people aged 14 and older.
    Pink Goes Red for Women’s Health – Zumba event for women at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club.
    Sign-up sheets are posted outside Kay Olson’s office. Be watching for more events to come.

    Yakima Students

    AINS officers and fellow Yakima nursing students volunteered at Northwest Harvest, a local food distributing center where they helped sort and package apples that will be sent to food banks all over the state. In just a few hours they helped package over 3,000 pounds, which will provide over 2,000 meals!

     

     

    Employment Opportunities

    Are you looking for a fun summer job?  Camp Sweyolaken is looking for a Health and Wellness director.  This is a great opportunity to work in collaboration with the camp nurse to provide care for over 800 kids this summer.  If interested contact Dr. Wendy Williams-Gilbert at 509-324-7463 or wendy.buenzli@wsu.edu.

    Full-Time Registered Nurse (RN) , Part-Time Registered Nurse (RN) and On-Call Registered Nurse (RN) opportunities available at Paramount Rehab and Nursing in Seattle, WA.
    Flexible hours and competitive rates and benefits for the full-time RN.
    RN responsibilities: Assess residents, identify problems and develop treatment plans as needed. Administer medications and treatments, maintain accurate resident medical records, documenting assessments and care in compliance with standards of company policy; educate patients on health-related issues.
    To apply to the Registered Nurse (RN) position, please submit your resume.

    Public Health Nurse Job opportunity with the Department of Corrections
    Public Health/Infectious Disease control nurse.
    For more information contact: Natalie Stryker, Health Services Recruiter, Washington State Department of Corrections
    p. (360) 407-5748 | PO Box 41120, Olympia WA 98504, or visit jobs.doc.wa.gov

    Samaritan Healthcare is currently offering signing incentives for its open hospital-based Registered Nurse positions. New grads are encouraged to apply as early as two months prior to their scheduled NCLEX.

    • $10,000 recruitment incentive is paid to qualified RNs who work 30-40 hrs/week upon successful completion of a 90-day introductory period.
    • $5,000 recruitment incentive is paid to qualified RNs who work 24 hrs/week upon successful completion of a 90-day introductory period.

    Please note: Qualifying RNs who terminate employment with Samaritan Healthcare, either voluntarily or involuntarily, before the completion of 24 months of consecutive service shall repay a prorated amount of the recruitment incentive based on months of service completed.

    For more information about the recruitment incentive, please contact Samaritan’s Human Resources Department at (509) 793-9610 or by email: jobs@samaritanhealthcare.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.

    January, 2019

    Insructor with two BSN students in the sim lab

    Happy New Year and Welcome to our New Students!!

    Important dates:

    • January 21- All University holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • January 28 – WA State Nurses Association Advocacy Camp in Olympia (see details below)
    • February 18 – President’s Day – Class Holiday, University offices will remain open
    • March 11-15 – Spring break

    All Students

    There are confidential  resources for students who are struggling with mental and emotional issues.  Please reach out to the WSU 24-hour line 509-334-1133.

    Washington State Nurses Association Advocacy Camp, January 28, 2019

    The goal of WSNA’s 2019 Advocacy Camp is to educate nurses, nursing faculty, and nursing students about the legislative process and about how to effectively advocate for nurses and patients when meeting with legislators. Visit the WSNA website for details on the day’s events.
    This activity will fulfill a Nursing 409 class assignment (alternative assignment will be available for those who can’t participate). It’s a great education/advocacy opportunity to showcase as a leadership experience on your resume, too.
    To sign up:
    Spokane students can sign up for hotel lodging and transportation at the 1st floor, student services counter.
    Yakima students contact Mary Gonzalez and Tri-Cities students contact Kay Olson.

    Deadline to sign up is January 17th

    For questions see your Legislative Day campus contact:
    Spokane – Debbie Brinker; Tri Cities – Kay Olson; Yakima – Mary Gonzalez

    NEW Leadership Institute

    Educating and Empowering A New Generation of Women Leaders

    A six day summer program July 11-17, 2019  that teaches students how to get involved, turn ideas into action, and create change in their community.
    Open to undergraduate women (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) enrolled for the 2019-2020.

    APPLICATION TIMELINE
    Early Registration: $250  (through Feb. 15)
    Standard Registration: $300 (Feb. 16 through April 18)
    For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/WSUNEWLeadership

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course offering

    If you are interested in enrolling in a 3 credit ACLS course in Summer 2019 on the Spokane campus, please contact Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu.

    Spokane Students

    There are confidential  resources for students who are struggling with mental and emotional issues.  WSU Counseling services on the Spokane campus are located in SAC – Student Affairs or call 509-358-7740.

    There is an exciting opportunity to take a one-credit interprofessional elective course Spring 2019

    Course Name: Community Organizing for Health Equity

    This course will equip student leaders with the tools needed to organize themselves and work in the community to more effectively address the social justice and health equity issues that matter most to them. Students are drawn from across health professions programs providing a setting for interprofessional collaboration and shared learning.

    The class is open to students from GU, EWU, WSU and UW. Taught in Spokane only, No AMS

    Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM, January 15-February 26, 2019

    Where: GU Campus/More information will come with a room number before classes start

    Registration Number: 3306, 1 Credit/Pass/Fail

    For more info contact renae.richter@wsu.edu

    Saint Alphonsus Graduate Nurse Residency program

    Saint Alphonsus is looking to hire December nursing graduates into the Nurse Residency Program within their Boise and Nampa, Idaho hospitals. For information about the program, current job postings, units, and a link to apply, visit this TrinityHealth website.

    Employment Opportunities

    Personal Care Attendant needed

    Looking to make a difference? Willing to learn about the life and care of a very special person with very special needs? Ready to open your heart and learn about grace, gratitude, and the power of a smile from an unassuming teacher? We are looking to find one or two all-day Personal Care Attendants to provide care and access to the community for Blake on his new adventure post graduation.
    20-40 hours per week, pay includes benefits (health insurance, PTO, dental), and requires 70 hours of paid training.
    Contact Lisa and Brett at 509-953-1215 with questions and for more details about qualifications and responsibilities.

    Public Health Nurse Job opportunity with the Department of Corrections

    Public Health/Infectious Disease control nurse.
    For more information contact: Natalie Stryker, Health Services Recruiter, Washington State Department of Corrections
    p. (360) 407-5748 | PO Box 41120, Olympia WA 98504
    jobs.doc.wa.gov

    Samaritan Healthcare is currently offering signing incentives for its open hospital-based Registered Nurse positions! We encourage new grads to apply as early as two months prior to their scheduled NCLEX.

    • $10,000 recruitment incentive is paid to qualified RNs who work 30-40 hrs/week upon successful completion of a 90-day introductory period.
    • $5,000 recruitment incentive is paid to qualified RNs who work 24 hrs/week upon successful completion of a 90-day introductory period.

    Please note: Qualifying RNs who terminate employment with Samaritan Healthcare, either voluntarily or involuntarily, before the completion of 24 months of consecutive service shall repay a prorated amount of the recruitment incentive based on months of service completed.

    For more information about the recruitment incentive, please contact Samaritan’s Human Resources Department at (509) 793-9610 or by email: jobs@samaritanhealthcare.com

    RoHealth is a local Seattle company that specializes in providing families and school districts with nurses. They focus on taking great care of providers so they can focus on delivering great care to the families and students they work with. See Seattle Pediatric Nursing Grad Flyer for details on pediatric nursing position.

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

    December 3, 2018

    2018 BSN Grads at the Fox

     


    Congratulations December Graduates!! 

    Important dates:

    • December 6 – Spokane Convocation and Pinning, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
      • Dress Rehearsal 10 a.m.- Noon
      • Ceremony 6 p.m.
    • December 17-28 – Winter Break
    • January 7 – 1st day of class, Spring 2019 semester
    • January 21- University holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    All Students

    Plan now for WSU campus closure Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course offering

    If you are interested in enrolling in a 3 credit ACLS course in Summer 2019 on the Spokane campus, please contact Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu to be added to the list.

    Spokane Students

    Honor Cords for December Graduates can be picked up after practicum ends:

    Spokane – Student Services Office #130; Yakima – Mary Gonzalez; Tri Cities – Kay Olson
    If your WSU GPA is 3.5 or higher as of last semester you will receive an honor cord. Your GPA is calculated for only your WSU work, not on grades transferred in prior to WSU. Honor Cords are traditionally worn at commencement, not Convocation.

    There is an exciting opportunity to take a one-credit interprofessional elective course Spring 2019

    Course Name: Community Organizing for Health Equity

    This course will equip student leaders with the tools needed to organize themselves and work in the community to more effectively address the social justice and health equity issues that matter most to them. Students are drawn from across health professional programs providing a setting for interprofessional collaboration and shared learning.

    The class is open to students from GU, EWU, WSU and UW. Taught in Spokane only, No AMS

    Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM, January 15-February 26, 2019

    Where: GU Campus/More information will come with a room number before classes start

    Registration Number: 3306, 1 Credit/Pass/Fail

    For more info contact renae.richter@wsu.edu

    Reminder of health services available to WSU Spokane students at Rockwood Clinics:

    Full-time counselor, primary care office visits (including urgent care centers), a preventative exam, lab tests, annual TB test, flu shots, MMR, Polio & TDAP immunizations.  No copay for services listed. Present your WSU ID card at time of appointment. For a complete list of participating clinics, see Student Services office #130.

    Saint Alphonsus Graduate Nurse Residency program

    Saint Alphonsus is looking to hire December nursing graduates into the Nurse Residency Program within their Boise and Nampa, Idaho hospitals. For information about the program, current job postings, units, and a link to apply, visit this TrinityHealth website.

    Tri-Cities Students

    December Pinning Ceremony – Thursday, December 6 at 7 pm, Hanford High School Auditorium,  450 Hanford St., Richland

    Yakima Students

    December Convocation – Friday, December 7, noon, at the Clemens Sports Complex

    Employment Opportunities

    Samaritan Healthcare is currently offering signing incentives for its open hospital-based Registered Nurse positions! We encourage new grads to apply as early as two months prior to their scheduled NCLEX.

    • $10,000 recruitment incentive is paid to qualified RNs who work 30-40 hrs/week upon successful completion of a 90-day introductory period.
    • $5,000 recruitment incentive is paid to qualified RNs who work 24 hrs/week upon successful completion of a 90-day introductory period.

    Please note: Qualifying RNs who terminate employment with Samaritan Healthcare, either voluntarily or involuntarily, before the completion of 24 months of consecutive service shall repay a prorated amount of the recruitment incentive based on months of service completed.

    For more information about the recruitment incentive, please contact Samaritan’s Human Resources Department at (509) 793-9610 or by email: jobs@samaritanhealthcare.com

    Briton House is seeking a Nurse-RN or LPN available in the evenings. Must be flexible, a self-starter, familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel a plus, and bilingual, a plus. Briton House is a group home serving special needs children, licensed for eight children with medical conditions, all of whom use wheelchairs, and five of whom have tube feedings and attend school.  Must have a valid driver’s license with insurance.  Apply at 106 SW 13th St., College Place, WA, or call Judi Breaux Krantz at 509-301-2442, or call Carri at 509-529-1892.

    RoHealth is a local Seattle company that specializes in providing families and school districts with nurses. They focus on taking great care of providers so they can focus on delivering great care to the families and students they work with. See Seattle Pediatric Nursing Grad Flyer for details on pediatric nursing position.

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

    November 1, 2018

     

    Students at immunization clinic

    Important dates:

    • November 12 – Veterans Day (University holiday)
    • November 19-23rd – Thanksgiving break
    • December 6 – Spokane Convocation at The Fox Theater RSVP Online 
    • December 17-28th – Winter break

    All Students

    S2 Research opportunity for Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima students

    Are you a senior nursing student about to graduate?

    Have you have a meaningful experience that made you feel like a health care professional?

    Would you like to contribute to nursing research?

    If you answered YES to the questions above, then you could be eligible to participant in a nursing research study.
    Tullamora Diede, PhD, RN-BC, CNL is an assistant professor at Washington State University and is interested in the professional work of student nursing.

    If you chose to participate, you will be asked to take part in an one-on-one interview for about one hour. Information from the interview will be confidential. A $15 gift to Starbucks or Dutch Bros. will be provided for participating. If you are interested in participating, please contact Tullamora Diede at 509-863-5986 or tullamora.diede@wsu.edu. This research has been approved for human subject participation by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board.

    Is English your second (or third or fourth) language?

    Do you wonder if you may benefit from English as a Second Language (ESL) assistance? If so, please check the Student Resources section on our website for a self-assessment you can do to decide if you may benefit from assistance. The WSU Nursing ESL Support Checklist: For Students, includes a self-assessment. Contact Karen Haworth at khaworth@ewu.edu, 358-7537 for more information, or contact your advisor.

    Spokane Students

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course offering

    If you are interested in enrolling in a 3 credit ACLS course in Summer 2019 on the Spokane Campus, please contact Renae Richter at renae.richter@wsu.edu to be added to the list.

    New Grief Support Group on Spokane Campus

    WHEN: The first Monday of every month from 2:30-3:30pm. 
    WHERE to meet: SEWC 101J (in the student services department of the EWU building).
    The group will be facilitated by a bereavement counselor from Hospice of Spokane. It is open to all WSU and EWU students, The group is an OPEN group. No sign up needed, no weekly commitment.   If you have any questions contact Miriah Sonneman at msonneman@eagles.ewu.edu.

    WSU College of Nursing Convocation Ceremony

    Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
    1001 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
    December 6th, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Saint Alphonsus Graduate Nurse Residency program

    Saint Alphonsus is looking to hire December nursing graduates into the Nurse Residency Program within their Boise and Nampa, Idaho hospitals. For information about the program, current job postings, units, and a link to apply, visit this TrinityHealth website.

    Tri-Cities Students

    December Pinning Ceremony

    Thursday, December 6th at 7 pm, Hanford High School Auditorium,  450 Hanford St., Richland

    The above picture is from Heritage Days at Sacajawea Park where we provided first aid for two full days. Combined, the event drew well over 3,000 participants!

    This above picture is from the First Annual Riverfest and students provided first aid.

    Yakima Students

    December Convocation – Friday, December 7th at 12 noon, location TBA.

    Yakima campus has started “Cougs on the Move”. This includes a daily step challenge with faculty (Lisa Vickers and Laura Hahn) as well as monthly fun walk/runs. Picture below is from the Sun City Barry James Memorial 5K run that was 10/14/18. From left to right are Alan Gonzalez (Alumni/DNP student), Mary Gonzalez, Lisa Vickers, Teresa Gonzalez (alumni) and Kasey Johnson (S2).

    Employment Opportunities

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

    Briton House is a group home serving special needs children, licensed for eight children with medical conditions, all of whom use wheelchairs, and five of whom have tube feedings and attend school. Briton House is seeking a Nurse-RN or LPN. Must be flexible, a self-starter, familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel a plus, and bilingual, a plus.  Must have a valid driver’s license with insurance.  Apply at 106 SW 13th St. College Place or call Judi Breaux Krantz at 509-301-2442, or call Carri at 509-529-1892.

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

    October 1, 2018

    WSU Spokane nursing building

    Important dates:

    • October 1 – Mandatory Influenza immunization is due
    • October 4 – Cleveland Visiting Scholar presentation
    • October 11 – Nursing Career Fair
    • November 12 – Veterans Day (all university holiday)
    • November 19-23rd – Thanksgiving break
    • December 17-28th – Winter break

    All Students

    Follow us on social media, subscribe to our newsfeed, and stay tuned for our newest Focus on Nursing E-Newsletter.

    Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/WSUCollegeOfNursing/
    Twitter: @WSUNursing 
    Subscribe to our Newsfeed: https://nursing.wsu.edu/news/

    Cleveland Visiting Scholar

    WSU College of Nursing welcomes Therese S. Richmond, Ph.D, CRNP, FAAN, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Richmond’s talk, “Life is Fragile, Handle with Care,” will cover the psychological effects of trauma and how that affects recovery. She’s passionate about using nursing science to prevent injury and violence and improve outcomes, particularly in patients from vulnerable urban populations worldwide, those who live on the margins of society, have limited resources, or live in pervasively violent communities.
    Her work is informed by an early clinical position in a Washington D.C. trauma ICU, and she went on to co-found what’s now a vibrant interdisciplinary center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Injury Science Center.

    Students can hear her in Spokane in SNRS 105 & 5 from 10:10-noon.  Her presentation will be AMS’d to Yakima, the Tri-Cities and Vancouver.

    S2’s have you applied to Graduate?

    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.

    S2 Research opportunity for Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima students

    Are you a senior nursing student about to graduate?

    Have you have a meaningful experience that made you feel like a health care professional?

    Would you like to contribute to nursing research?

    If you answered YES to the questions above, then you could be eligible to participant in a nursing research study.
    Tullamora Diede, PhD, RN-BC, CNL is an assistant professor at Washington State University and is interested in the professional work of student nursing.
    If you chose to participate, you will be asked to take part in an one-on-one interview for about one hour. Information from the interview will be confidential. A $15 gift to Starbucks or Dutch Bros. will be provided for participating. If you are interested in participating, please contact Tullamora Diede at 509-863-5986 or tullamora.diede@wsu.edu. This research has been approved for human subject participation by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board.

    Is English your second (or third or fourth) language?

    Do you wonder if you may benefit from English as a Second Language (ESL) assistance? If so, please check the Student Resources section on our website for a self-assessment you can do to decide if you may benefit from assistance. The WSU Nursing ESL Support Checklist: For Students, includes a self-assessment. Contact Karen Haworth at khaworth@ewu.edu, 358-7537 for more information, or contact your advisor.

    Spokane Students

    New Grief Support Group on Spokane Campus

    WHEN: October 1st & 15th from 2:30-3:30pm. Following those dates, the first Monday of every month from 2:30-3:30pm.
    WHERE to meet: SEWC 101J (in the student services department of the EWU building).
    There will be a Grief Support group on campus starting on October 1st. The group will be facilitated by a bereavement counselor from Hospice of Spokane. It is open to all WSU and EWU students, The group is an OPEN group. No sign up needed, no weekly commitment.   If you have any questions contact Miriah Sonneman at msonneman@eagles.ewu.edu.

    College of Nursing Career Fair October 11, 2018

    Plan on attending the Spokane College of Nursing Career Fair on October 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Agencies will be on the first floor and want to meet you!

    • Plan to dress professionally and bring a copy of your resume to hand to the Human Resource contact at your facility(s) of interest.
    • A list of agencies and a check-off list will be provided, so you can collect signatures at each agency table for an opportunity to win a prize drawing!!

    Spokane Convocation: Thursday, December at 6 PM, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

    Mandatory Rehearsal: December 6th at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 10am-Noon

    Pre-Licensure Pinning Ceremony
    In order to make this pinning ceremony a success, we will need some things from you. We will ask that you complete your RSVP at the link below by October 1st.
    This link includes information on the following: will you be attending December convocation; first and last name; phonetic spelling of your first and last name; your hometown; nursing area of interest; if you have a family member who is a nurse and would like to be pinned by that person, we’ll need his/her name; and how many will be attending in your party.

    RSVP Online

    You are invited to have two family members or friends join you on stage. Please notify these people that they will have assigned seats, separate from the rest of the party as the order of students is alphabetical by last name and that they will be asked to line-up backstage.

    Plan ahead for May Commencement

    It’s not to early to think about May Commencement Day on May 3rd.   On this day, there will be a lot of conventions in town as well as Bloomsday.  If you have family or friends coming from out of town you may want to want to start booking hotels now.  Also, due to construction at INB, Commencement for May will be at the Spokane Arena.

    Naloxone Education presentation

    Generation Rx is hosting a Naloxone Education presentation with Dr. Perea from the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. With the growing problem of opioid abuse in the US, we as health care professionals need to be prepared to help our patients to the best of our abilities.
    Join us on Thursday, October 25th from 5pm-7pm in PBS 101 to learn more about opioid abuse and naloxone administration.

    Deaconess Nursing Residency Hiring Event

    Thursday, October 20, 2018 at Multicare Deaconess Hospital
    800 W. Fifth Ave, Spokane, WA 99208

    If you are graduating within the next year, come with your resume and interview with a hiring team, including recent RN Residency program graduates. Door prize winners will be drawn every half hour.

    There are opportunities in these nursing specialties: General Medical/Surgical, Orthopedics, Neurology, Oncology, Progressive Care Unit.
    Reasons to consider Multicare:  Varied settings, generous benefits, competitive pay, tuition assistance, retention bonus, 10 week Formal Residency.

    Saint Alphonsus Graduate Nurse Residency program

    Saint Alphonsus is looking to hire December nursing graduates into the Nurse Residency Program within their Boise and Nampa, Idaho hospitals. For information about the program, current job postings, units, and a link to apply, visit this TrinityHealth website.

    Tri-Cities Students

    Upcoming volunteer opportunities are listed below and sign-up sheets are posted outside Kay Olson’s office. Please stop by and sign up if you are interested.

    Annual Diabetes Awareness Fair – Saturday, Oct 13, ESD 123 in Pasco

    Free Community Presentation – Dr. Ira Byock, hospice physician, will be here talking about “What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living- Saying the Four Things That Matter Most.” Kay has read his book, “The Four Things That Matter Most,” and says she’s excited to hear him. She hopes many students take advantage of this free opportunity! The flyer is posted outside Kay Olson’s office.

    Yakima Students

    Yakima nursing students participated in a new SIM IPE activity this past Monday with PNWU Medical students, and WSU Pharmacy students. We will be conducting this SIM for the next 3 weeks, involving S2 and S1 nursing students. Laura Hahn is the coordinator for the nursing department. The goal is to address the importance of teamwork in the delivery of health care. The launch on Monday Sept 17th was a great success and student feedback was awesome. Our nursing students “rocked” in the exercise!

    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 4, 2018

    Mission-vision-values

    Important dates:

    • September 7 – 7:30-8:30 a.m., Donuts with the Dean – First floor lounge (outside Rm 105). Have coffee, tea, donuts and bagels, and say hello to Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
    • October 4 – Cleveland Visiting Scholar presentation 10:10am – noon
    • November 12 – Veterans Day (all university holiday)
    • November 19-23rd – Thanksgiving break
    • December 17-28th – winter break

    All Students

    Cleveland Visiting Scholar

    WSU College of Nursing welcomes Therese S. Richmond, Ph.D, CRNP, FAAN, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Richmond’s talk “Life is Fragile, Handle with Care,” will cover the psychological effects of trauma and how that affects recovery. She’s passionate about using nursing science to prevent injury and violence and improve outcomes, particularly in patients from vulnerable urban populations worldwide, those who live on the margins of society, have limited resources, or live in pervasively violent communities.

    Her work is informed by an early clinical position in a Washington D.C. trauma ICU, and she went on to co-found what’s now a vibrant interdisciplinary center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Injury Science Center.

    Students can hear her in Spokane in SNRS 105 & 5 from 10:10-noon.  Her presentation will be AMS’d to Yakima, the Tri-Cities and Vancouver.

    S2 Fall 2018 Graduation application deadlines

    WSU due before 10/5/18 cost $50.00
    Whitworth due by 11/1/18 – See WU website for graduation fees. WU login required.
    See Jodi Pyle in Nursing Student Services #130 office with questions.

    Kaplan Update

    Students please remember that Kaplan will be emailing you billing information for the 2018/2019 academic year.  This fee is not automatically deducted from your financial aid as it is a direct bill. Please pay it upon notice.  For more information on Kaplan: Nursing.wsu.edu/academics/bsn/Kaplan-q-a 

    Is English your second (or third or fourth) language?

    Do you wonder if you may benefit from English as a Second Language (ESL) assistance? If so, please check the Student Resources section on our website for a self-assessment you can do to decide if you may benefit from assistance. The WSU Nursing ESL Support Checklist: For Students, includes a self-assessment. Contact Karen Haworth at khaworth@ewu.edu, 358-7537 for more information, or contact your advisor.

    New optional health insurance for WSU Health Sciences students

    You now have the opportunity to enroll in United Health Care Health Insurance plan through your MyWSU. Check your WSU email for details on this offer. Visit your myWSU account, go to My Comm Center Fluid Tile on the Student Homepage for a To DO Checklist and enroll.

    Need scholarship or emergency loan money?

    The WSU College of Nursing online scholarship portal will be open until September 28, 2018 at 5 pm.  Apply online at: https://nursing-wsu.academicworks.com/  This application qualifies you for all current scholarship opportunities.
    The Development Office at the College of Nursing also administers emergency loan for students: The Iris M Finch  fund is available to any WSU College of Nursing student, with a $1,000/term or $2,000/tenure max. An emergency is defined as “a sudden, unexpected event that necessitates an unplanned expenditure of money which the student does not have.”

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

    Spokane Students

    Generation Rx is hosting a Naloxone Education presentation with Dr. Perea from the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. With the growing problem of opioid abuse in the US, we as health care professionals need to be prepared to help our patients to the best of our abilities.
    Join us on Thursday, October 25th from 5pm-7pm in PBS 101 to learn more about opioid abuse and naloxone administration.

    Tri-Cities Students

    Tri-Cities College of Nursing is off to a great start! We welcome two new faculty in the BSN program, Gina Cronrath (J1) and Bonnie Sarkinen (J2) ~ welcome!!

    Upcoming volunteer opportunities are listed below and sign-up sheets are posted outside Kay Olson’s office. Please stop by and sign up if you are interested.

    Riverfest First Aid Booth – Saturday, Sept 9th, Columbia Park in Kennewick
    Walk About to Talk About Suicide – Saturday, Sept 15th, Outback Restaurant in Kennewick
    Walk to Defeat ALS – Saturday, Sept 29th,Howard Amon Park in Richland
    Annual Diabetes Awareness Fair – Saturday, Oct 13,ESD 123 in Pasco

    Free Community Presentation – Dr. Ira Byock, hospice physician, will be here talking about “What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living- Saying the Four Things That Matter Most.” Kay has read his book, “The Four Things That Matter Most,” and says she’s excited to hear him. She hopes many students take advantage of this free opportunity! The flyer is posted outside Kay Olson’s office.

    Yakima Students

    Sim Club Yakima is hosting a Where’s Waldo sim
    Friday, September 14, 2018
    1:00 – 3:30 pm
    Practice Lab room 103
    Please stop by and practice your skills
    Snacks will be provided

    The Development Office at the College of Nursing administers emergency loans for students:

    H.D. and Clara Schlotfeldt Emergency Loan Fund available to Yakima WSU College of Nursing students only, it has a $1,000/term or $2,000/tenure max. An emergency is defined as “a sudden, unexpected event that necessitates an unplanned expenditure of money which the student does not have.”
    If you have questions, contact Deb Blake at 59-324-7339 or deborah.blake@wsu.edu.

    Job Opportunities

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

    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 15, 2018

    People and pets clinic 2018

    Welcome Back from Dr. Jo Ann Dotson, BSN Program Director
    Welcome back to the new school year!!  We are pleased to welcome back the 370 continuing J2, S1 and S2 BSN students and 200 RNB students AND the new BSN J1 cohort of 127 students – 87 in Spokane, 24 in Yakima, and 16 in Tricities. Be sure to greet all those new faces!  We are also welcoming many new faculties across the campuses, so we have a great opportunity for new ideas and new energy.

    One of the changes you will be seeing is an increased emphasis on utilization of Kaplan and integration of the resource into your courses.  Kaplan is a program that helps prepare nursing students to successfully pass the NCLEX. The program emphasizes critical thinking and develops students’ capacity to effectively read and interpret test questions which are representative of NCLEX questions.  We are increasing the number of courses with Kaplan experiences and testing included in your course work, with a goal of every student having close to 3000 questions over their two years in the program.  This level of Kaplan utilization has been associated with higher NCLEX pass rates and new nurses ready to enter their chosen profession.

    Kaplan Resources in your package include focused review and integrated tests, a Kaplan Channel and over 300 content review videos, E-books, and NCLEX sample tests. The Kaplan system provides you with access to your individualized test results as well as national averages.  This will help you gauge your readiness in each of the test areas, which in turn will guide you to use resources in the system to help improve your performance and scores.

    We encourage you to be actively involved in student engagement opportunities at the college and campus.  Spokane, Tricities and Yakima all have tutoring, counseling services, interprofessional learning experiences, writing and ESL services, and many other student supports available.  Check with your campus leadership for more information. Staff and faculty are there to support you to be successful in school, with a goal of being successful in your chosen career.

    Again, welcome to the new year!  Go Cougs!!

    All Students

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

    • Monday, August 20 – First day of class
    • Monday, September 3rd – Labor Day  (all university holiday)
    • November 12 – Veteran’s Day (all university holiday)
    • November 19-23rd – Thanksgiving break
    • December 17-28th – winter break

    Kaplan Update

    Students please remember that Kaplan will be emailing you billing information for the 2018/2019 academic year.  This fee is not automatically deducted from your financial aid as it is a direct bill. Please pay it upon notice.  For more information on Kaplan: Nursing.wsu.edu/academics/bsn/Kaplan-q-a 

    New optional health insurance for WSU Health Sciences students

    You now have the opportunity to enroll in United Health Care Health Insurance plan through your MyWSU. Check your WSU email for details on this offer. Visit your myWSU account, go to My Comm Center Fluid Tile on the Student Homepage for a To DO Checklist and enroll.

    SN2RN

    A Nursing Convention hosted by Spokane Community College Nursing Club on Saturday August 25th, 2018. This is a one-day professional event intended to help current nursing students transition into professional practice.  The event will host a guest speaker who discuss workplace violence, lateral violence, and incivility followed by and a resume workshop to fine tune your resume, interview tips, and questions to ask companies. A Q+A panel with specialty nurses in fields like flight nursing, nurse anesthesia, nurse practitioner, and more. The last session is an exhibitor/job fair- with over 20 companies across Eastern Washington from Yakima to Idaho coming to recruit, promote, and hire YOU! Download the event flyer.

    When: Sat, August 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Where: Spokane Community College 1810 N Greene St Spokane, WA 99217

    Register online

    Need scholarship money?

    The WSU College of Nursing online scholarship portal will be open beginning August 20 through Friday, September 28, 2018.  Apply online at: https://nursing-wsu.academicworks.com/
    This application qualifies you for all current scholarship opportunities.  Questions?  Contact Deborah Blake by phone at 509.324.7339 or via email at nursing.scholarship@wsu.edu.

    Return to school tips for self-care

    1. Get Some Rest – You 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.

    Spokane Students

    New Student J1 ONLY Lunch: Friday, August 17, 12:30-1:30 pm in the Nursing Gardens, ground level. Lunch provided by Spokane Teachers Credit Union.

    J1 Clinical Orientation: Monday, August 20, 9-11am in SAC Bldg -Student Academic Center, Rm #20

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

    Parking Update for WSU Health Sciences Campus
    Although parking is available at the WSU Health Sciences Spokane Campus, parking is very limited the first 3 weeks each semester; parking availability usually improves by the end of the third week.

    • Campus Parking is prohibited on a first come basis.
    • 80 parking spaced were added in 2018 along Front Avenue located on the east side of campus.
    • Please contact campus parking services if you are having difficulty locating an open parking space or for additional /transportation information.

    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.

    RNB Corner

    Welcome to all RNB students both new and returning.

    This fall the on-campus day will co-inside with the Cleveland Visiting Scholar Event on Oct 4th. Dr. Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will be discussing the fragility of life. Dr. Richmond’s talk “Life is Fragile, Handle with Care,” will cover the psychological effects of trauma and how that affects recovery. She’s passionate about using nursing science to prevent injury and violence and improve outcomes, particularly in patients from vulnerable urban populations worldwide – those who live on the margins of society, have limited resources, or live in pervasively violent communities. Her work is informed by an early clinical position in a Washington D.C. trauma ICU, and she went on to co-found what’s now a vibrant interdisciplinary center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Injury Science Center.

    Have a great semester!!!
    Wendy Williams-Gilbert, PhD, RN
    Clinical Associate Professor |
    RN to BSN and Professional Development Director

    Yakima Students

    Welcome Back Breakfast on Monday, August 20th, hosted by AINS in Yakima.  Stop by and grab a quick breakfast before class or when you have a break.  Breakfast will be in the hallway outside the library.  Food will be available from 7:45 am until it is gone.

    Yakima campus parking lot is currently under construction. Yakima Valley College is asking students to park across the street in student parking lot H and use the bridge to come across campus. Please remember to park in student parking not faculty/staff. If you do choose to park on the street you are parking at your own risk, and do not block mailboxes as your car will be issued a citation and will be towed. The parking lot construction should be done in a few weeks. Thank you for your patience.

    Job Opportunities 

    Please contact Bailee Jones regarding the Nurse Tech program at Auburn MultiCare on the Family Birth Center Floor. They have a per diem schedule which means you can work whenever you want and not work during the school year if you do not want. You get paid a base of 17 dollars plus or minus differentials.  During the summer you can work as much as 40 hours per week! Contact me at(360) 460-2091. The duties include gives baby baths, baby meds, holding and rocking babies in the NICU, baby recovery, CPR, helping with PPH, and much more! Bailee Jones: beajones42@gmail.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.