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WSU graduate nursing programs ranked in top 40 nationally

Washington State University’s Master of Nursing-Population Health and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees are both ranked in the top 40 programs nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report roster of graduate nursing programs, released today.

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Connie Nguyen-Truong honored with national teaching innovation award

Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver, is being honored with the 2020 Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Debbie Brinker
Debbie Brinker named 2020 YWCA Woman of Achievement

Debbie Brinker has been named a 2020 Woman of Achievement by the YWCA of Spokane.

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Three WSU faculty named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing


Three Washington State University College of Nursing faculty will be inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing this fall.

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WSU College of Nursing’s Tracy Klein inducted into nurse practitioner hall of fame

Dr. Tracy Klein has worked for years to elevate the role of nurse practitioners in healthcare policy in the Pacific Northwest.

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Tri-Cities’ Heather Kriss takes part in a global art project

WSU College of Nursing staff member Heather Kriss read a small article in 2013 about a global art project to create the Jewish holy texts of the Torah in cross-stitch.

She didn’t know how to cross-stitch. But she decided to take part in the Torah Stitch By Stitch project anyway.

Dr. Lisa Day
Associate Dean Lisa Day to be honored by two nursing organizations

Lisa Day, associate dean for academic affairs at the WSU College of Nursing, will be inducted this fall as a fellow in two prestigious nursing-education organizations.

Wendy Williams-Gilbert honored by Lutheran Community Services

Wendy Williams-Gilbert of the WSU College of Nursing was honored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest for her efforts to expand training for sexual assault examinations in Eastern Washington.

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Melody Rasmor named Washington’s nurse practitioner of the year

Melody Rasmor, clinical assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing-Vancouver, will be honored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a leader in the profession in Washington.

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College of Nursing’s Kyle Ross elected to national board

Kyle Ross, Academic Coordinator at the WSU College of Nursing, has been elected to the board of directors of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.