Officers from Yakima Simulation and Diversity Clubs participated in the Eastern Washington Scrubs Camp. Hosted by the Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center, Scrubs Camp is a one-day, hands-on health career exploration opportunity for high school students. The Club officers, Brooke Brown, Olivia Hull, Isaac Estrada, Raegan Ramynke, and Jeri Riddle, presented nursing as a career.
A note from your SNL President David Mishin:
Hello fellow nurslings,
It saddens me to know that my relationship with the College of Nursing is coming to an end, however it is bittersweet for I know that a life of service is on the horizon. Last year around this time, I took a leadership role as the Student Nurse Leaders (SNL) President as an opportunity to learn and wander far beyond my comfort zone. One of the things I envisioned was that this organization would serve the community that houses our institution. I am proud to say that our nursing students were eager to see that vision come to fruition. For our first service experience, we volunteered with Blessings Under the Bridge that had our nursing students provide wound care to Spokane’s homeless population. This event was so successful that almost immediately students were looking forward to the next opportunity. I wanted to say a special thank you to Laura Wintersteen-Arleth for being our nursing faculty preceptor and for setting up wellness screenings at various senior centers in the community. Your passion and dedication for students and the community does not go unnoticed. We also had quite a bit of nursing students provide education and screenings at our interdisciplinary community health fair last semester at Sheridan Elementary School. Last but not least, Washington State University nursing students served female veterans as they managed a first aid station for Cowgirls and Women Warriors at their Memorial Day retreat. I want to say thank you to all the faculty and students who contributed and volunteered in these activities.
As mentioned in SNL’s mission statement, we also seek to foster student success and involvement in our college and the WSU Health Science Campus. Last semester we hosted several inter-professional events that seek to educate students as well as give our students an opportunity to interact with students from the diverse disciplines of WSU Spokane’s campus. Next semester, under Chris Liss’s leadership, we hope to partner with Providence to host an inter-professional event that would equip students going into patient care fields with tools like de-escalation strategies and education on management of the aggressive patient.
Thank you, SNL Officers, for the time you sacrificed to try to improve the experience of students attending the college of nursing. Class officers, I want to say that you rock! I love the creativity and perspective that you bring to our college. It is important to promote and provide opportunities that allow students to destress. Looking forward I would like there to be more fun events that will help build camaraderie between classes and with the other disciplines on campus. I hope that we strive to continue to be service oriented and to have more active nursing student involvement. I am proud to be a Coug and soon to be nursing graduate of WSU. My advice to current and future students would be to seize every opportunity you are given because it is another experience from which you can grow and learn to appreciate the world around you.
David Mishin SNL President
WSNF- Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarship Opportunity
See attached form for deadline, eligibility requirements and required materials 2018 WSNF Scholarship App v1-0 (002)
Peru Scholarship Opportunity
The Peru Global Health Education Scholarship application is now open. Submit your application by December 8, 2017 by clicking this link: https://nursing-wsu.academicworks.com/
If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 509.324.7339.
Spokane Convocation Practice: Thursday, December 7, 12:00-1:00pm, SNRS Rm 105
Spokane Convocation: Sunday, December 10 2017, 2:00PM
INB Performing Art Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane WA
Info on your Nursing Hold
During your advising meeting you were given a copy of the immunization sheet which shows, if any, immunizations that need to be updated before your registration hold is lifted. Some of you have immunizations that are due in December. If so, please update and bring the documentation to the Nursing Student Service office before you leave for the holiday break. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Susan Blair by email email@example.com or 509-324-7338.
Tri Cities Students
Nursing Convocation – Tri Cities Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Richland Red Lion, 6pm-7:30pm.
The Halloween Sim at the Yakima campus is a fun annual event and provides Nursing students an opportunity to practice as well as learn some helpful clinical skills.
Yakima Convocation: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12 noon, at Central Lutheran Church.
- The sign up for the Leavenworth Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by AINS will be Saturday, December 2nd. The bus will leave from the College of Nursing at 11:00 am and return at 10:00 pm. A charter bus is reserved and seats are limited. Please sign up on the AINS board to ensure your spot.
- Volunteers needed to help with the Yakima Convocation. The date is Friday, December 8th, students would need to be available from 10 am – 4pm. Convocation will be held at Central Lutheran Church and the ceremony will start at 12:00 pm. If you are interested please contact Mary Gonzalez or Sandy Carollo.
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has nursing positions open in Spokane, Walla Walla, Port Orchard, and Puyallup. Please visit Employment to see the opportunities that we have! You can also contact a recruiter at DennisL@dva.wa.gov or call 360-725-2183.
Looking for a part-time caregiver to assist an elderly woman. Very light duties, in the afternoon and evening hours. Contact Cathy at 509-220-7897 if interested.
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.