More than 150 scholarship donors, students and faculty celebrated the 154 nurse scholar recipients recognized at the WSU College of Nursing 2013 Scholarship reception. In total, $266,979 was awarded to nursing students in the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs. This is a leap from the 2012 scholarship awards, where nearly $200,000 was given to 128 students.
By Doug Nadvornick
New mothers who serve as active duty military members share many of the same issues as new mothers in civilian life. But there is one difference: within a certain time period after giving birth – usually six months — military mothers are required to take fitness tests. Those who don’t pass the tests face negative consequences, such as unsatisfactory job evaluations or even discharge from the service.
The burden of having to take a fitness test causes plenty of stress for some new moms, says Nicole Armitage, a PhD student in the WSU College of Nursing. Armitage recently received a grant from … » More …
Mike Hamilton, a regular client of the House of Charity, lost most of his fingers to frostbite and spent months in the hospital. A program proposed by WSU nursing student Rebecca Doughty would create respite care beds for homeless men to recuperate at the shelter.
Mike Hamilton’s hands tell the story. His fingers are short and thick – too short, you realize – and it’s hard not to look at them and wonder what happened.
Back in December of 2009, Hamilton was clearing away snow for a place to camp, in a below-freezing wind chill. He’d lost his gloves. When he noticed, eventually, the blackening … » More …