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Dr. Janet Katz is inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 7, 2017.
WSU College of Nursing faculty received a variety of honors this fall

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

Portrait of Gordana (Dana) Dermody
Gordana Dermody named to national CNL certification board

Gordana Dermody, PhD, RN, CNL, has been named to the board of the Commission on Nurse Certification, which manages the Clinical Nurse Leader certification program. Dermody, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the WSU College of Nursing, will join the board on July 1 and will serve a three-year term.

Portrait of Barb Richardson holding a microphone with a group of teenagers behind her.
Barbara Richardson honored for founding Youth Leadership Spokane

More than 600 area teenagers have learned civic responsibility, leadership, communications and team-building in the last 20 years through Youth Leadership Spokane, a program founded by Barbara Richardson, now a faculty member at the WSU College of Nursing.

Renee Hoeksel
Dr. Renee Hoeksel named a fellow in NLN Academy of Nursing Education

Dr. Renee Hoeksel, Executive Associate Dean and Professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.

Close-up of statue face at a temple or palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
Friendship forged ties between College of Nursing and Thailand’s top university

A formal agreement signed late last year between the WSU College of Nursing and Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious university began with the friendship of two doctoral students.

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WSU Professor Dawn Garzon to lead national nurse practitioners’ group

Dr. Dawn Garzon of the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver has been chosen as president-elect of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She will become president of the organization on July 1, 2018.

Robin Hauser points a laser handgun while participating in Counter Bias Training Simulation on the campus of WSU Spokane.
Simulator that trains police on bias to be featured in documentary

A simulator developed by a WSU College of Nursing researcher that helps police officers recognize their biases in making deadly-force decisions will be featured in an upcoming documentary called “Bias.”

Portrait of Dr. Beth Schenk
Beth Schenk honored for work creating healthier environments in health care

Dr. Beth Schenk, Assistant Research Professor at the WSU College of Nursing, was named 2017 Charlotte Brody Award Winner for her work in creating a healthier environment in health care and inspiring other nurses to do the same. Dr. Schenk will be honored in May at CleanMed 2017, a conference on environmental sustainability in health care.

She received her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing in 2013. Her research focused on the development of an environmental awareness tool for nurses that’s been used in multiple states across the nation, has been requested for use in nine other countries, and has been translated into three additional … » More …

HPA Professor Jae Kennedy
Dr. Jae Kennedy named president-elect of disability research organization

A decades-long interest in issues relating to disability has taken Dr. Jae Kennedy to a leadership position with NARRTC, an organization that advocates for increasing the quality and rigor of applied disability research. Kennedy, professor and chair of the WSU College of Nursing’s Health Policy & Administration program, was named president-elect of the organization at its annual conference last week.

NARRTC is made up of current and former grantees of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation. The federal agency funds projects to generate new knowledge on disability and rehabilitation and to encourage the adoption and use of that work. Projects … » More …

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Clinical instructor Kay Olson included in Women of Distinction awards

Tri-Cities Clinical nursing instructor Kay Olson will be honored along with 12 others as Women of Distinction – those who’ve made notable contributions to the WSU Tri-Cities campus and community.

The 13 women will be recognized at a gallery exhibition opening and reception on April 13 on the WSU Tri-Cities campus.

“This is a way to honor our female leaders within the WSU Tri-Cities community who have gone above and beyond to improve access to educational opportunities, driven momentous initiatives within their respective professions and have given generously of their free time in dedication to service and volunteerism,” said Chris Meiers, vice chancellor for enrollment … » More …

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