Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has hired Beth Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN as Providence-WSU Nurse Scientist in a shared appointment with Providence Health & Services St. Patrick Hospital.
By Daniel Moore – The Spokesman-Review
It’s worked with cigarette smokers, drug addicts and children who stutter. Researchers at Washington State University hope it can help wean people off hookah.
This summer, the WSU College of Nursing is spearheading the first known study of addictive behavior related to use of hookah, the popular water pipe. The five-week study poses the question: How is quitting hookah different from quitting cigarettes?
Kawkab Shishani, assistant nursing professor and lead researcher for the study, already knows there are … » More …
Vancouver’s Regional Director and Assistant Dean of Nursing, Ginny Guido, JD, MSN, RN, FAAN, retired in May after nearly seven years at WSU Vancouver. A party was held in her honor on May 15 and was attended by faculty and staff from Academic Media Services, Library, Development, and Nursing as well as members of the Academic Leadership Council. A small buffet was served which included Ginny’s favorite cake: White with white butter frosting.
Among other gifts, Ginny was presented with a beautiful potted orchid, birthstone necklace, and an engraved brick at Vancouver’s Legacy Square.
Maria Castillo joined Washington State University College of Nursing Tri-Cities in the fall 2010 and currently is a nursing instructor. She is originally from Kennewick, WA, and her nursing career has spanned more than 20 years, working in both pediatric and adult ICU nursing.
Why did you choose nursing as a profession?
At a very young age, I saw nursing as a tool in which I could inspire and touch people’s lives. Sick people, sad people, and healthy people to strive to become better. Nursing is the greatest profession to touch the spirit, … » More …
Robbie Paul’s article “Strong, Brave and Intelligent” was recently published in the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) magazine. To view or subscribe to the online magazine, visit the AIGC website.
By Robbie Paul
My name is Robbie Paul. I was born and raised on the Nez Perce Reservation in Craigmont, Idaho. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and auntie. My life’s journey has been full, challenging and rewarding. I was the 4th of 5 children and lived with my family on a ranch on the Camas Prairie. My mother was Maxine … » More …
WSU College of Nursing faculty are working with state leaders to support streamlining RN-BSN transfer programs between state community colleges and universities. This is an important step to help the state attempt to create a more seamless pathway for Registered Nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
OLYMPIA — In a move to boost the number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees in Washington, the community and technical college system and four-year universities have reached a landmark agreement to create a shorter, smoother process for students to achieve the degree. A new statewide Associate in Nursing transfer agreement standardizes the way credits are … » More …
By Alli Benjamin
SPOKANE, Wash. – Intricate birth stories of interest to midwives, nurses, doctors and students combine with rugged Seattle pioneer history and some fictional characters in a new book by Washington State University assistant professor of nursing Susan Fleming.
She will read from her first book, “Seattle Pioneer Midwife: Alice Ada Wood Ellis – Midwife, Nurse & Mother to All,” at 7 p.m. March 6 at Auntie’s Book Store in Spokane and 7 p.m. April 11 at University Book Store in Seattle.
Evolution of birthing practice
In the early 1900s, 95 … » More …
TACOMA, Wash. – Patient-centered research to improve the quality of life for those affected by asthma is one of five Washington state projects to receive funding recently from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI.
The project will focus on developing strategic partnerships between individuals, families and communities affected by asthma and health care partners interested in promoting asthma prevention and management.
By Doug Nadvornick
SPOKANE, Wash. – The WSU College of Nursing and the Spokane Tribe of Indians are beginning a new project aimed at helping the tribe deal more effectively with substance abuse and mental health problems among its youth.
They’ve won a three-year, $825,000 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (an arm of the National Institutes of Health) to conduct a community-based participatory research project.