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Two students talk to an older woman, with a dog laying on the ground between them.
Nursing instructor helps students understand the healing power of pets

People love their pets, but for senior citizens, a companion animal can also be powerful medicine, helping to ease loneliness, lift depression, and spur physical activity and social interaction.

Four students with a horse
Horse therapy teaches nursing students the value of presence

Horses have a lot to teach nurses, says Jayne Beebe, a senior instructor at the WSU College of Nursing in Yakima.

Portrait of Dawn Garzon
Dr. Dawn Garzon Maaks to be featured on SiriusXM show

Dr. Dawn Garzon Maaks, clinical professor and associate director of the WSU College of Nursing Vancouver, will be a guest on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio on Thursday to discuss the role of nurse practitioners in health care.

Portrait of Abel Garcia, student at the WSU College of Nursing in Yakima and US Navy veteran.
Military ties an important part of the WSU College of Nursing

Service to country is as much a part of the DNA of the Washington State University College of Nursing as service to patients.

Senior Instructor Laura Wintersteen-Arleth with a commemorative helmet received when she was honored as one of the Provost's Featured Faculty during the WSU-Colorado football game on Oct. 21, 2017.
Laura Wintersteen-Arleth honored by Provost during homecoming game

Laura Wintersteen-Arleth was one of two WSU instructors honored by Provost Dan Bernardo as Featured Faculty at the Oct. 21 football game against Colorado in Pullman.

Dr. Janet Katz is inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 7, 2017.
Janet Katz inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Janet Katz, professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, on Saturday was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington D.C.

Study: 12-hour night shift can affect a nurse’s performance

Working a 12-hour night shift affects a nurse’s performance more than working a 12-hour day shift does, according to a recent study by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing.

Portrait of Julie Postma, who specializes in environmental health and asthma
Julie Postma of the College of Nursing honored for public health work

Julie Postma, associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing, will be honored with the Public Health Leadership Award by the Washington State Public Health Association at the organization’s annual meeting this month.

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Cleveland police department to test simulator developed by College of Nursing professor

Two hundred patrol officers in the Cleveland police department will undergo training to recognize their subconscious biases using a simulator developed by an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing.

Portrait of Laura Wintersteen-Arleth holding the Crimson Spirit Award.
And the Crimson Spirit Award for September goes to… Laura Wintersteen-Arleth

Congratulations to Laura Wintersteen-Arleth of the WSU College of Nursing, who received Washington State University’s Crimson Spirit Award in September.

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