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November 13, 2017

 

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 deborah.blake@wsu.edu, or 509.324.7339.

Spokane Students

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 srblair@wsu.edu or 509-324-7338.

 

Tri Cities Students

Nursing Convocation – Tri Cities Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Richland Red Lion, 6pm-7:30pm.

Yakima Students

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.

Volunteers  needed

  • 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.

Job Opportunities

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.

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 23, 2017

Tri Cities Nursing volunteers at first aid booth for the Buddy Walk, a walk to raise awareness about Down’s Syndrome.

All Students

December Graduates

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.

Spokane Convocation: Sunday, December 10 2017, 2:00PM
INB Performing Art Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane WA

Spokane Convocation Practice: Thursday, December 7, 12:00-1:00pm, 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.

Tri Cities Convocation: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Richland Red Lion, 6pm-7:30pm
Yakima Convocation:  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12 noon, at Central Lutheran Church.

Scholarship Awards

WSU College of Nursing scholarship applications have been reviewed by committee and awards will be made in the next few weeks.  If you submitted a completed application, you will be notified of your award status via email the week of November 6, 2017.  Additionally, if you are offered a scholarship, the AcademicWorks system will require you to accept your offer(s) and provide additional personal information.

The Office of Development will provide clear communication regarding your status, so please look for an email from nursing.scholarship@wsu.edu!

KAPLAN Check

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.

Spokane Students

ALS Forum – Bridging the Gaps in Quality Care

Hosted by the Speech-Language Pathology Department
This event will incorporate a discussion for inter professional development after a discussion panel from individuals and families who have ALS. Nursing students are encouraged to attend and contribute their knowledge to the discussion.

Writing Support Services

Writing Support at WSU Spokane is a free service available to all registered WSU Spokane students.  Their goal is to help you become a more effective, confident, and self-sufficient writer. Schedule an appointment or drop by to discuss any aspect of any writing project at any stage of the writing process. Visit the website: https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/successcenter/writing-assistance/ 

Writing Support at WSU Spokane provides:

  • Advice and strategies for planning, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing any writing project.
  • Assistance with grad school and job applications, writing samples, cover letters, statements of purpose, and other professional documents.
  • Opportunity to learn and grow as a writer through one-on-one sessions focused on any aspect of your writing.
  • Distance consultations through Google Docs collaboration platform.

Click here to make an appointment with the Writing Specialist. You will need to create an account using your WSU e-mail address. For students on the Yakima campus, please make a note in the comments field that you are requesting a distance consultation.

Tri Cities Students

Nursing students taking blood pressures at the Tri Cities Diabetes Coalition Annual Health Fair.

We at the College of Nursing encourage students to get involved in leadership roles with nursing organizations.  Here is another example of one of our student leaders in the Tri Cities.

Jonathon Blanchard, an S1 student in Tri Cities holds the position as Director at Large. As one of two Directors at Large, he gets the opportunity to represent nursing students by acting as a liaison on their behalf for the Nursing Students of Washington State (NSWS). Part of that responsibility as a liaison is communicating with nursing schools throughout the state and sharing the benefits of being a member of NSWS. This includes communicating events, coordinating statewide projects proposed by NSWS board of directors, which he is also a member of, and promoting nursing student’s membership and activity in NSWS. He also acts as a representative of NSWS at state and national functions and assist other board members as needed with projects. He says he enjoys this position because “I’m a part of an organization whose goal is to promote nursing students personal and professional growth as well as helping those students network with professionals who are interested in the student’s education and potential future employment.”

Nursing Convocation – Tri Cities Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Richland Red Lion, 6pm-7:30pm.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Marathon with Meaning October 29th – Helping young adults with cerebral palsy compete in a marathon.  Volunteers will take turns pushing these athletes.  Please see Kay Olson if you are interested.

Yakima Students

Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice & Education Collaborative (YVIPEC) steering committee consists of student representatives from each participating profession on 9/28th.

“Weekly wellness”

Fridays at 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm for Faculty/staff/students

Meet at the library to experience healthy movement followed by a relaxation activity.  Please wear comfortable shoes and warms clothes for walking outside.

“Food for Thought”

Thursday 10/26 at 12:15 in the library, bring lunch and a friend. Faculty/staff and students welcome
Topic: Stress management

Volunteers  needed

  • 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.

Job Opportunities

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.

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 2, 2017

All Students

December Graduates

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!

KAPLAN Check
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 cardsLINK TO RECORDINGhttps://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

Learn more

Research Announcement Request

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

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

Spokane Students

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,

Yakima Students

Central Washington Circle of Life Symposium –

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

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 paula.cruzgerman@wsu.edu

Volunteers  needed

  • 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.

Job Opportunities

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

September 18, 2017

 

All Students

Mandatory Influenza immunization due 10/1/2017

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

December Graduates are you ready?

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

Hello Prelicensure, Junior 1st Semester Students

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

Need scholarship money?

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

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

2017 Why WSU video contest for students

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

Win Real Cash Money!

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

Learn more

Research Announcement Request

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

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

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSUNursing

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

Spokane Students

Health services offered through Rockwood Clinics to Spokane students

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

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

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

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

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

Yakima Students

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

Tri Cities Students

 

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

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

September 5, 2017

All Students

Important dates

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

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

Air quality health concerns for students

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

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

December Graduates are you ready?

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

Two WSU nurse cadets take top honors at ROTC summer training

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

Need scholarship money?

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

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

Spokane Students

Health services offered through Rockwood Clinics to Spokane students

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yakima Students

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

Tri Cities Students

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


Incoming J1 in Simulation with Lee Punch on Day 1

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

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

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

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

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

August 17, 2017

 

 

Welcome New and Returning WSU Nursing Students!

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

GO COUGS!!

All Students

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

Important dates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Need scholarship money?

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

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

Spokane Students

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

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

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

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

Yakima Students

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

Tri Cities Students

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

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

Job Opportunities 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 27, 2017

 

Congratulations Spring 2017 Graduates!!

College of Nursing – Spokane Campus Graduation Activities


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

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

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

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

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

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

All Students

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

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

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

Scholarship opportunity

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

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

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

Navy Nurse Candidate Program (NCP)

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

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

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

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

Yakima Students

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

Hiring Fair at Comprehensive Healthcare

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

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

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

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

Tri Cities Students

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

Job Opportunities 

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2017

All Students

Graduation Activities for May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Scholarship opportunity

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

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

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

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

See Flyer CHI RN_residency_fly_2017

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

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

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

Nursing Students of Washington State

NAVIGATING SAFE PASSAGE FROM STUDENT TO STAFF NURSE

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

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

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

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

Spokane Students

The student mail slots have moved…...

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

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

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

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

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

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

Yakima Students

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

Tri Cities Students

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

Job Opportunities 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 3, 2017

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

 

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

All Students

The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue

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

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

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

 

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

See Flyer CHI RN_residency_fly_2017

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

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

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

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

Nursing Students of Washington State

NAVIGATING SAFE PASSAGE FROM STUDENT TO STAFF NURSE

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

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

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

Navigating Safe Passage Registration Form

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

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

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

Spokane Students

Your student mail slot has moved…...

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

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

Spokane Graduation Activities

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

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

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

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

There are three time blocks when volunteers are needed:

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

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

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

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

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

Cardiac Simulation opportunity April 17:

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

Yakima Students

Yakima Convocation details:

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

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

Tri Cities Students

Community Health Worker Conference

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Job Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

March 20, 2017

 

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

All Students

S2 employment opportunity at Providence Medical Center

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

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Scottish Rite Undergraduate Scholarship

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

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

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

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

Spokane Students

S1 and S2 employment opportunity at Coulee Medical Center

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to the new ASWSUS leadership for WSU Spokane campus

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

Speaker to talk about personal experience with mental illness

March 23rd 11am-12pm SAC 249

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

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

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

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

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

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

S2 Spokane Students

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

Become an Ambassador for WSU College of Nursing

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

Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, Spring, 2017

Cardiac Simulation opportunity:

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

A Heart to Heart Free Academic Lecture

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

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

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

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

Vancouver Students

The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue

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

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

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

Yakima Students

Certification: ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tri Cities Students

Community Health Worker Conference

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

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

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

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

Job Opportunities

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

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

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

Nursing Assistant Residential Living (WWVH) 

Registered Nurse 2 (WWVH) 

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

Registered Nurse 2 – Spokane Veteran Home (S1101)

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

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

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