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Federal grant to support students through nurse practitioner program at WSU

Manuel OrbanaA nurse practitioner degree program at Washington State University will be recruiting six students from underrepresented groups through a new grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration.

The two-year grant of $264,000 will allow the WSU College of Nursing to offer financial support to students who are U.S. military veterans, rural-dwelling Hispanics and/or Native Americans to help them become family nurse practitioners.

Beth Schenk
College of Nursing Hires Sustainability Expert

Beth SchenkNewly-created position aligns with college’s vision to lead practicing, educating, and researching environmental healthcare practice

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.

Hookah AP photo
WSU Team Studying Hookah Addiction

Hookah AP photo

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 …

Ginny Guido
Ginny Guido Retires

Ginny GuidoVancouver’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.

A day in the life
A Day in the Life – Martin (Nurse Scientist and Nurse Educator)
Q & A With Maria Castillo

Maria Castillo
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 …

Strong, Brave, and Intelligent

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.
Robbie Paul

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 …

New Nursing Transfer Agreement

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 …

Susan Fleming Publishes Book

Susan Fleming

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 …

Julie Postma
Community Project Targets Asthma

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.

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