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portrait of preceptor Kathryn Brault
Meet a preceptor: Kathryn Brault, ARNP

Kathryn Brault loves her job, and that’s why she’s a preceptor for the WSU College of Nursing and other schools.

Portrait of Sue Neal, a preceptor for the College of Nursing at Battle Ground Healthcare
Thank a Preceptor: Sue Neal, Battle Ground Healthcare


Sue Neal wants student nurses to see how much community is involved in community health.

Mike Munoz sits on an exam table in the WSU College of Nursing's Simulation Lab.
Actors play a role in health education as ‘standardized patients’

As acting jobs go, this one’s not typical.

Photo of two boys at Camp Stix.
Camp Stix offers a ‘powerful’ lesson for nursing students

CUSICK, Wash. – The kids at Camp Stix make arts and crafts, swim, and play AWOL, a camp-wide game of hide-and-seek. It’s like any other summer camp, and that’s the point.

A counselor shows a teenage participant in Na-ha-shnee Native American Health Sciences Institute how to measure blood pressure.
Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute under way at WSU Spokane

For more than two decades, Native American and Alaska Native teenagers have headed to Washington State University in the summer to learn about careers in the health sciences.

Photo of Teresa Bigand gesturing to her research poster
Dean’s Excellence Fund 2017 Annual Report

The WSU College of Nursing is grateful for the generous support of donors who help the College of Nursing achieve excellence and reach. The Dean’s Excellence Fund is used at the Dean’s discretion for the College’s most urgent needs in teaching, scholarship, and research.

Community fitness program helped overweight teens in Coeur d’Alene

Image of two feet in running shoes.

Five years ago, researchers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, wanted to test whether overweight teenagers would be receptive to a community-based fitness program that included exercise, goal-setting, and nutrition coaching.

A panel of three people
Researchers tracking public health impacts of marijuana legalization

By Addy Hatch

The number of retail cannabis shops in a location is associated with higher marijuana use among young people there.

That’s just one of the public health-related findings presented Friday morning at the Inland Northwest Research Symposium on the campus of Washington State University Spokane. Panelists shared some of the research and outcomes from Washington, Oregon and Colorado, where marijuana is legal for recreational use.

Nicholas Lovrich, PhD, WSU Regents Professor Emeritus and chair of the WSU Committee on Cannabis Research and Outreach, introduced the panel by noting that marijuana purchases in the three states rival alcohol sales, so tracking, monitoring and documenting … » More …

Anita Hunter, right, with Vancouver high school student Chris Bevin in Uganda
Project in Uganda led to discovery of widespread health impacts from contaminated water

As published in Northwest Crimson & Gray, a magazine of WSU Vancouver

Helping get a hospital built in Uganda was an important step for Anita Hunter. But it was just the first step.

More than 10 years ago, Anita Hunter was invited to Mbarara, Uganda, to build a children’s hospital that would treat children who were dying from preventable diseases. Thanks to many people, the hospital was built and has been operating since 2009.

But Hunter’s interest didn’t stop there. Too many children still had preventable diseases. “Our work has gone beyond building a hospital to cure illnesses. We need to prevent … » More …

2014 WSU Nursing Peru team
WSU Nursing teams travel to Peru in May with the launch of a new project in Chiclayo

The Chiclayo project is the second for Washington State University College of Nursing in that South American country; WSU nurses have been part of the nonprofit People of Peru Project for more than a decade.

Vicky Sattler, a PhD alumna from the WSU College of Nursing, is leading the Chiclayo project. She’ll take about 10 students from the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs. They’ll work with nursing students from Chiclayo’s USAT – the Universidad Católica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo – and with the nonprofit Centro ECO.

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