Graduation and Convocation is almost here. It’s a busy time so please mark your calendars for the following.
Commencement: Saturday, December 9, Beasley Coliseum, 10:00 AM
For specific information on ordering regalia, line up etc. https://commencement.wsu.edu/fall/schedule/
Honor Cords: Candidates for baccalaureate degrees are those who have completed 30 hours of graded work at Washington State University. Based on your cumulative GPA at the end of the term, you will be notified if you are eligible for honor cords for commencement. Following fall 2017, final term, the Registrar’s Office will recompute your gpa, this computation will determine official graduation honors. Honors Cords will be given out if you had a 3.5 or higher. Cords will be available when you return from practicum and are typically worn at commencement.
Caps and gowns– Place your order via the Josten’s website. Gowns will be shipped to your home address and all gowns are to be returned to the Pullman Bookie post ceremony. See details in link above.
WSU Nursing Pin -Attached is the order form. It is optional. You do not need to order a pin to participate in Convocation.
Convocation: Sunday, December 10
INB Performing Art Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane WA
Convocation Practice: Thursday, December 7, 12:00-1:00, SNRS Rm 105
Practice is required. During this time, we will give you 3 x 5 index cards. The following information will be asked: Your Name, (Phonetic Spelling, if you think it may be mispronounced), Who is pinning you, Your Future Plans. You are welcome to ask 1 or 2 family members to pin you but for the sake of time we will limit you to 2.
Appropriate Dress for Convocation: Smart Casual or Business Casual Dress, Skirt, Slacks, Sweater, Jacket, Blazer.
We are providing these guidelines due to numerous complaints from previous attendees regarding dress/skirt lengths. Please ensure that your dress length is long enough to sit comfortably on stage and hug family members during the pinning ceremony.
Notes from Dr. Dotson, Prelicensure Director
2018 NURSE Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
These federal programs, which are administered through the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration, supports student nurses and registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nurse faculty. The scholarship program will pay for nursing education for students who agree to practice in underserved areas after graduation, and the loan repayment program will pay practicing nurses up to 85% of their unpaid nursing education debt. If you are accruing debt or graduating soon and thinking about how you will manage that debt after graduation, consider these programs. The application cycles for these programs typically open very early in the year (January or February) and have a short (6-8 week) window – go to Get notified for e-mail notification of when the application cycle opens. For more information on these programs, go to https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps. Remember, the only way you may receive funding is if you apply – so check it out!
Have you talked with your advisor lately?
Your advisor is one of the many people here at the college who can help you be successful. It is important you create a relationship with your advisor, who can help you with academic challenges, resource availability, employment, and continuing education and graduate school plans. If you haven’t met with your advisor yet this term – make a 15 minute appointment with them today!
How many questions have you completed in Kaplan this term? Check with your Kaplan coordinator, Sara Barron (Tricities), Dionetta Hudzinski (Yakima) or Laura Wintersteen-Arleth (Spokane) for help on how to be successful and get full value from your KAPLAN plan!
Considering Graduate School?
Check out the new WSU Imagine Beyond initiative, designed to help prepare undergraduate students for Graduate school. Register for Workshops, Explore Graduate degree programs, find Graduate School funding here: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyond.
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 cards. LINK TO RECORDING: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cbQoboIbmN
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Fair at the College of Nursing
Oct 12th from 11am-1pm, 1st floor. A great opportunity to practice your personal introduction and handshake.
Worksheets to prepare you for the career fair. High Five_Elevator Pitch_Introduction Worksheet (003 & Rock the interview (002)
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,
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
Next AINS meeting is Thursday October 5th.
The AINS meeting will be held at 12 noon in the library. For agenda items please email Paula Cruz, AINS Secretary at email@example.com
- Student volunteers need to help with interviews. Students will be able to sign up for a 2 hour block. Interviews will be held on Friday, October 27th. Please see Mary Gonzalez if you are interested.
- Volunteers needed to help with the Yakima Convocation. The date is Friday, December 8th, at Central Lutheran Church. Students would need to be available from 10 am – 4pm. If you are interested please contact Mary Gonzalez or Sandy Carollo.
Adult Family Home is looking for a very dependable part-time employee to work every-other Sat & Sun 4pm-8pm. We have 5 clients with mental health and developmental disabilities that require only light care. If interesetd contact Karly (509) 710-0087.
Interested in pursuing a Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training & Externship Program through the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps with Federal Bureau of Prisons sponsorship? Get paid a salary and receive full benefits while in your last year of school without having to work. The application window is September 1, 2017 – October 13, 2017. See flyer for details to apply: SRCOSTEPInforSheet for Nursing Students
Contact Stacy Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Renae Richter at email@example.com if you have questions or an item to contribute.