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Opinion: AMA should stop trying to limit nurse practitioners

WSU College of Nursing Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel wrote an opinion piece that ran in The Spokesman-Review on Sunday. Here’s the full text: 

A committee of the American Medical Association is threatening the ability of nurse practitioners to fulfill their critical role in modern health care.

Portrait of Russell Michaelsen
Retired nurse Russell Michaelsen found an encore career as an inventor

Russell Michaelsen didn’t graduate from the WSU College of Nursing until he was nearly 50, after working as a medical lab tech, logger, commercial fisherman, hunting guide, and builder.

Group photo of nurses at Coulee Medical Center
College of Nursing and Providence launch pediatric outreach program

Small rural hospitals face pediatric emergencies less frequently than their urban counterparts. That creates a host of challenges, from staff not being familiar with pain-control protocols, to not having appropriately sized supplies and equipment, to seemingly little things, like not having toys on hand to distract young patients.

Mike Mosier with a knife and piece of deer meat.
WSU nursing student pinch-hits as a butcher for Union Gospel Mission

The call went out to the day room at the Union Gospel Mission men’s shelter in Spokane on Wednesday morning: “Hey, we need somebody who can butcher up some animals.”

The WSU College of Nursing and one of its faculty were honored by the National League for Nursing (NLN) in a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Left to right: Renee Hoeksel, Executive Associate Dean; Joyce Griffin-Sobel, Dean and Professor; and Rumay Alexander, NLN President.
NLN honors both the WSU College of Nursing and Associate Dean Renee Hoeksel

There are more than 800 nursing programs in the United States and more than 400,000 nurses who’ve earned masters or doctoral degrees.

Julie Postma, left, a faculty member with the College of Nursing, has been a volunteer companion to Barbara, right, through ElderFriends.
College of Nursing professor bonds with retired nurse through ElderFriends

The heart of a nurse isn’t bound by the hours of a work shift.

Julie and Barbara both know that.

Portrait of Dr. Jae Kennedy
Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities.

Emilie Kimball, BSN '11, will volunteer for 10 weeks in Africa with Mercy Ships.
Emilie Kimball, BSN ’11, to volunteer aboard Mercy Ships

Emilie Kimball’s nursing degree will take her across the globe later this month to volunteer for Mercy Ships in Africa.

Photo of Cadet Madriaga shaking hands with a representative of Norton Healthcare.
Two WSU nurse cadets take top honors at ROTC summer training

Two ROTC nurse cadets from the WSU College of Nursing took top honors at Cadet Summer Training in Kentucky.

Two students in scrubs sit looking at their laptops.
What Coug Nursing alumni wish they’d known in nursing school

With undergraduate students beginning their nursing studies this week, we asked WSU College of Nursing alumni and the larger nursing community what they wish they’d known then. Here’s what they said:

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