Tracy Klein is an Assistant Professor at the WSU Vancouver College of Nursing. She is originally from Portland, Oregon. She completed her FNP post-masters as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner at WSU in 2003 and went on to complete her PhD in nursing from WSU in 2011 after transferring from Portland State University’s Public Policy PhD program. She is active in research and aims to identify knowledge deficits or needs which may be addressed by education or policy solutions.
With more ARNPs, patients may be left wondering who should provide their care
Kathryn Sander can care for patients from birth to death. As a family nurse practitioner for CHAS Health, Sander treats patients with a variety of illnesses, focusing on management of chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension.
WSU Tri-Cities Nursing instructor Sarah Barron was highlighted today on the front page of the Seattle Times for her discovery of an abnormally high number of birth defects in Central Washington. Her discovery of this public health issue three years ago is finally leading to more investigation by the state officials.
As a mysterious cluster of rare birth defects grows in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties, state health officials are conducting first interviews with women who lost babies to the devastating disorder known as anencephaly.
By JoNel Aleccia – originally published in Seattle Times
by Eric Sorensen – published in Washington State Magazine
The pain wasn’t acute or sharp, more a powerful, throbbing ache focused on the lower back. Ron Weaver was in his early 20s. He was a meat cutter, and at first he thought it was a typical problem for the trade—twisting, working in the cold, “lifting too heavy.” He tried muscle relaxants. He had physical therapy, massage therapy, and 222’s, a combination of codeine, caffeine, and aspirin, and went about his life.
Over time, it took longer to loosen up in the morning. The pain worsened at night. Things got downright scary when his heart … » More …
From the Desk of Dean Patricia Butterfield
With great sadness, I share with you the passing of Dean Emerita Thelma Cleveland on December 27, 2014.
Dr. Cleveland was the longest serving Dean of the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education (ICNE), now the Washington State University College of Nursing. Working collaboratively, Dr. Cleveland served the region through the advancement of the Center’s partnerships with Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, and Fort Wright College of the Holy Names.
Amy Cross is originally from Couer d’Alene, Idaho, but moved to Millwood in Spokane Valley in her sixth grade year. She now teaches Community Health Nursing to the graduating senior students at 14 clinical sites. She has tried a variety of nursing specialties including home health, low-income clinic work, overseas volunteer medical relief work, hospice, acute care, and long-term care. She eventually found her niche in Public Health. She is excited to continue growing in her teaching position in Community Health Nursing because she is very passionate about … » More …
Where are you from?
Milwaukee, WI originally—but all over since high school.
What nursing site do you work at?
Who or what inspired you to become a nurse?
My uncle contracted AIDS and was dying. My grandmother, who was one of the most important people to me, was experiencing the death of a child—not okay. The home health nurse caring for Uncle Bob was so patient and giving with my family. She cried with my grandmother and helped her to express the overwhelming grief. She stood with … » More …
By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. – A nursing professor at Washington State University Spokane has developed materials to save time and money for employees, employers and the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
Getting individuals who have a job-related injury or illness back to work as soon as possible was the goal of the state Safety and Health Investment Programs grant awarded to Denise Smart in the College of Nursing.
Celestina Barbosa-Leiker is an Assistant Professor and joined the faculty at WSU College of Nursing in 2010. Her primary research interest is in examining the roles of mental health and other psychosocial variables in relation to substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, and other adverse health outcomes to determine how these relationships may differ across urban, rural, and at-risk populations.
Why did you choose to work at WSU College of Nursing?
My PhD is in Psychology, and the first time I came to the Nursing building and saw all … » More …
More than 150 alumni gathered to celebrate nursing with former nursing leadership, students, faculty, and nursing friends. The college is pleased to share memories from the event and stories from our alumni. We hope you’ll enjoy them too!
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