In the news: Data Aggregation Impacts AAPI Groups

In an article titled “Aggregating Data on AAPI Groups Can Be a Form of Erasure,” Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong discusses the potential dangers of grouping diverse Asian American and […]

VIDEO: 2023 Butterfield Upstream Fund Keynote and Lecture

Planetary Health- Building Solidarity for a Better Future Listen to keynote speaker Dr. Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, who will discussed “Planetary Health- Building Solidarity for a Better Future”. […]

WSU College of Nursing ranks in top ten for NIH Funding

Washington State University’s College of Nursing is now among the top ten nursing schools nationwide for funding received from the National Institutes for Health (NIH), according to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, an organization that tracks and compiles NIH grant funding data across a wide range of health sciences disciplines.

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Study seeks to define nursing’s professional identity

Professional identity, described as someone thinking, acting and feeling like a nurse, is a frequent topic in nursing, yet the definition is unclear. A study led by Dr. Tullamora Landis is working on defining that professional identity.

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BSN student’s thesis popular in nursing journal

An undergraduate thesis by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at WSU was one of the top 10 most-downloaded papers in 2020 from the journal Pain Management Nursing. Selena […]

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Nursing faculty land WSU health equity research projects

Health equity means something different to Spanish-speaking agricultural workers, suburban children of color, and Asian families and Pacific Islander families. Yet all these groups face challenges of health equity – […]

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Study: Kratom a danger for older adults

Older adults are using kratom, often as an alternative to opioids for pain relief. As the plant-based substance’s popularity has grown, however, so have calls to poison centers, often with […]


Nurses are ideal ambassadors for climate action

Nurses worldwide should become more involved in actions aimed at reducing the health effects of climate change, according to an analysis published recently in The BMJ, a prestigious medical publication […]

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Pulse oximeters more useful in COVID screening for older adults  

A new commentary by WSU College of Nursing Associate Professor Catherine Van Son and Clinical Assistant Professor Deborah Eti proposes that taking a temperature is a less useful indicator of infection in older adults and that a pulse oximeter be used instead. 

Study looked at how nurses view touch as a form of care

Touching patients while providing care is an important and unavoidable aspect of the nursing profession. Nurses can also transform touch into a useful therapeutic tool to improve patients’ – and their own – wellbeing.