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Jan Holloway in 1975
We say goodbye to Jan Holloway, associate professor emeritus

The Washington State University College of Nursing lost a valued colleague and great friend on Nov. 25 with the passing of Associate Professor Emeritus Jan Holloway.

Catherine Van Son honored for work in gerontological nursing

Catherine Van Son, an associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver, was honored this month as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing by an organization dedicated to improving healthcare for older adults.

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Research spotlight: Stephen James and Lois James focus on human response to stress

Among the faculty at the WSU College of Nursing are two experts on police use of force, implicit bias, and the effect of fatigue and shift work on law enforcement officers.

Julie Postma named Associate Dean for Research

The Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce that Julie Postma, PhD, BSN, has been named Associate Dean for Research.

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.

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.

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College of Nursing Vancouver faculty host Thai researchers

WSU College of Nursing faculty in Vancouver recently hosted two nursing faculty members of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand to learn more about palliative care and hospice care.

Medical marijuana patients face challenges getting accurate information

Tens of thousands of Washington residents legally use marijuana for medicinal purposes, often guided by consultants who are certified through a 20-hour class and whose knowledge sometimes doesn’t align with state law or research evidence.

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Celestina Barbosa-Leiker elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Eight faculty from Washington State University have been elected to membership in the Washington State Academy of Sciences, an organization that advances science in the state and informs public policy.

The new members come from WSU campuses across the state and represent a range of scientific specialties. They’ll be officially inducted in September, in a ceremony at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

In addition, two WSU faculty have been elected to the academy’s board of directors. The Washington State Academy of Sciences advances science in the state and informs public policy.

“It’s a great honor that so many WSU scientists have been recognized by the Washington State Academy of Sciences,” … » More …

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