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!”
Attention May Graduate Nursing students
You may now register to walk in the WSU Spokane Commencement ceremony!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Alphonsus Health System Website: www.saintalphonsus.org
Phone: (208) 367-3531
A letter from the Desk of WSU President Kirk Schulz
Standing with our International family members View in Browser
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
1. Submit a completed, typed Scholarship Application Form IENA AnnualScholarshipApp2017
to be received no later than March 1, 2017 to this address:
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com or call 509-324-7230.
Want to know what’s happening on WSU Spokane campus? Visit the Campus Events Calendar
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Renae Richter at email@example.com if you have questions or an item to contribute.