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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
“Going to school was a privilege for me,” said Saba, the son of a pastor and the oldest of six siblings.
He wanted to give other children the same privilege, so at 18, he founded Findawende, or Praise God, a primary school in the outskirts of the capital city. He hauled and sold water to raise money … » More …
(Tri-Cities student Adam Halvorsen and Yakima student Teresa Gonzalez)
By Sarah Schaub
It was a big day in Olympia, Washington Tuesday where a record 102 Washington State University College of Nursing students from across the state attended the 35th annual Nurse Legislative Day.
“Nurse Legislative Day is really about advocating for the nursing profession and for the citizens of Washington State,” said Debbie Brinker, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs & Community Engagement at WSU College … » More …
WSU College of Nursing students and faculty coordinated a new community outreach clinic, this time working with kids ages 1-8 living in and around Valley, Washington. The Valley School Health and Safety Camp was a three-day (2 hours/day) day camp led by WSU College of Nursing students and faculty Janessa Graves with the goal of educating children about health and safety topics, exposing children to healthcare careers, helping children become familiar with healthcare providers, and providing health and first aid resources … » More …
With more than 6,300 square feet, multiple learning spaces, 11 high- to low-fidelity manikins, and simulation faculty experts, the Program of Excellence in Clinical Performance and Simulation partners with organizations to provide access to these healthcare learning resources. Working with WSU faculty, simulated activities are tailored for groups including the 141st Air National Guard, Spokane Regional Health Department, the Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the UW Medex Physician Assistant program, and others. Learn how the college shares it invaluable resources with other agencies in our region.
WSU College of Nursing received three federal HRSA grants totaling $1.1M aimed at reducing health disparities in Washington, increasing access to qualified healthcare providers in rural and medically underserved and expanding our ability to prepare nurse educators. New funding for each grant builds upon previously documented successes.
The Nursing Pathways: Community Alliance for Health Workforce Diversity project aims to increase the retention, graduation, and NCLEX pass rates of 115 underserved, diverse BSN and RN-BSN students living in rural areas. The Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program (AENT) aims to support 26 Family Nurse Practitioners including … » More …