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Bill would expand SANE training in Eastern Washington

Gathering physical evidence of sexual assault or abuse in the ER takes specialized training. 

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Spread the word, Healthy People + Healthy Pets is back

The WSU College of Nursing and the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine will hold their third Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic on Feb. 22 in Spokane.

The clinic offers free immunizations, health screenings and simple treatments for homeless and low-income people and their pets, thanks to students, faculty, and the support of organizations like the MultiCare Community Partnership Fund and the Denice Murphy Community Nursing Endowment.

Please help us spread the word:

Location: WSU Veterinary Specialty Teaching Clinic, 218 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard (WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus) 

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. , no appointment needed

Services: Immunizations, health screenings, simple … » More …

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Dialogue circles help build bridges between nursing students and communities of color

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Communication between a nurse and a patient carries assumptions and beliefs on both sides.

When that nurse is a student and the “patient” is the leader of a racial or ethnic minority group, the barriers to effective communication can be high. 

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WSU nursing, pharmacy students vaccinate nearly 800 people

Nearly 800 children and adults in Spokane County are protected against flu, chickenpox, measles, shingles and other illnesses thanks to students and faculty at Washington State University Health Sciences. 

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Community partners part of the lesson plan at WSU Health Sciences  

Health sciences students at Washington State University are learning leadership and service in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood. 

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WSU students, people and pets all helped by wellness clinic

Dogs, cats and their people cycled through the second Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic at Washington State University Health Sciences last week, all getting free vaccinations, screenings and simple treatments from WSU nursing and veterinary medicine students. 

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Nursing students create community at Halloween event

Students at the Washington State University College of Nursing hosted a Halloween event for kids who have dietary restrictions or special needs, and the community responded.

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WSU grad student designed Grant County needle exchange

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A Washington State University College of Nursing graduate student helped bring the first needle-exchange program to Grant County, Washington. 

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Army National Guard trains combat medics at WSU in new partnership

A new partnership between the Washington Army National Guard 161st Infantry unit and the Washington State University College of Nursing brought 30 combat medics to the college for two days of training this fall.

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Veteran commits $1 million to WSU College of Nursing to honor wartime nurses

PULLMAN, Washington – A sign on Wally Lindblad’s door reads, “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Waldron O. Lindblad embodies that sentiment.

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