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Nursing Roles Continue Specialization

Randi

By Alli Benjamin

When most people think of nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners are the first who come to mind. A second type of nurse practitioner is the future leader of providing mental health care: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP). These advanced nurse professionals counsel, care for, and treat individuals and families following traumatic situations or facing behavioral/mental health conditions.

Precepting 101
Precepting 101

Precepting 101Precepting is an organized, evidence-based approach to assist nurses who are new to practice or who are learning a new skill or role. For WSU College of Nursing undergraduate and advanced practice nursing students, preceptors provide thousands of hours of time and expertise to assist students with the entry to practice. The college is successful in preparing experienced nurses largely because of the support and commitment of preceptors in the community and of our healthcare partners. So what does it mean to be … » More …

Ysabel Myers
Faces of the DNP: Preparing Tomorrow’s Advanced Practice Nurses

Cameron GoodCameron Good, BSN, RN
Family Nurse Practitioner Student

“I believe nurse practitioners will help alleviate the weight that has been burdening doctors and physician assistants, specifically in primary care. We are being called on to assume preventive and primary care roles that will benefit the entire spectrum of providers – and our patients.”

Cameron Good earned his BSN degree from WSU College of Nursing in 2013 and immediately enrolled in the DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP) program. His nursing experience … » More …

Manuela Orban - DNP Graduate
WSU Graduates its First DNP Cohort

Manuel Orbana, DNP graduate
Manuela Orban, DNP, RN
DNP Project: Evaluating a clinic’s
weight loss program

On her first day of class as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student in Southern California, Manuela Orban knew it was a stepping stone degree. Fast forward to December 2014, when Manuela graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. During her course work, she completed the required clinical hours at Family Medical Care in Hayden, ID, where one of the physicians provided her with inspiration for … » More …

Cameron Good
Q & A With Cameron Good

Cameron Good
Cameron Good, BSN, RN
DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Student

“I believe nurse practitioners will help alleviate the weight that has been burdening Doctors and Physician Assistants, specifically in primary care. We are being called on to assume preventive and primary care roles that will benefit the entire spectrum of providers – and our patients.”

Cameron Good, originally from Bellevue, WA,  earned his BSN degree from WSU College of Nursing in 2013 and soon enrolled in the DNP … » More …

David Colvin, DNP student
Q & A With David Colvin

David Colvin, DNP student
David Colvin, BSN, RN
DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Student

“I see the DNP filling a need in primary care. As fewer medical students specialize in family practice, nurse practitioners are in a perfect position to help fill that gap. It is a good time to be moving in that direction.”

David’s first degree was in biology and he spent the first 25 years of his career teaching middle school and high school students. He decided he … » More …

Monique DNP Student
Q & A With Monique De Nysschen

Monique DNP Student

Monique De Nysschen, BSN, RN
DNP Advanced Population Health Student

“Our health care system is in great need of health care professionals in the community setting, because increasingly, patients have shorter stays in the hospital and get sent home sooner. Nurses are changing the health care system by reaching out through various settings to help all aspects of the population they serve.”

Monique was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States at the age of 20 to pursue a career in nursing. As a little girl, she … » More …

Ysabel Myers
Q & A With Ysabel Myers

Ysabel Myers

Ysabel Myers, BSN, RN
DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Student

“Advanced degree nurses can make an economic impact for the system by being key players in the Triple Aim: better health, better care, and reduced cost to the system. As we strive for 100% health care coverage for all, doctors cannot fill the increased need for providers. Nurses and nurse practitioners are able to best fill the gap, particularly in primary care, at a cost that won’t stress the … » More …

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