Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has hired Beth Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN as Providence-WSU Nurse Scientist in a shared appointment with Providence Health & Services St. Patrick Hospital.
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.
“I’ve always known I wanted to be a Nurse Practitioner,” Manuela said. “And I wanted a terminal degree. In reviewing my graduate program options, the DNP was the best fit so I could gain the skills and knowledge to teach and provide patient care, while … » More …
By Daniel Moore – The Spokesman-Review
It’s worked with cigarette smokers, drug addicts and children who stutter. Researchers at Washington State University hope it can help wean people off hookah.
This summer, the WSU College of Nursing is spearheading the first known study of addictive behavior related to use of hookah, the popular water pipe. The five-week study poses the question: How is quitting hookah different from quitting cigarettes?
Kawkab Shishani, assistant nursing professor and lead researcher for the study, already knows there are … » More …
“We had been talking about moles in one of my nursing classes, and I noticed one on me that did not look right. I had it checked out, and it was an early stage melanoma. At that age, I thought I was indestructible. That was not the case,” Jeff said.
This situation was the tipping point for what … » More …
APHA book details need, approaches to research in US Native communities – by Natalie McGil*
It has been nearly two decades since Leslie Randall, RN, MPH, participated in a research project measuring the infant mortality rate among American Indian tribes in South Dakota. Yet she said residents still remember her and her fellow researchers. “When I go back I’m constantly surprised that people still remember, even after all these years,” said Randall, who is now a doctoral nursing student at Washington State University.”They still remember, and they … » More …
TACOMA, Wash. – Patient-centered research to improve the quality of life for those affected by asthma is one of five Washington state projects to receive funding recently from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI.
The project will focus on developing strategic partnerships between individuals, families and communities affected by asthma and health care partners interested in promoting asthma prevention and management.
There is growing recognition that complex health issues are best addressed by interprofessional teams of health care providers. For the past few years, WSU has been providing opportunities for students from different health disciplines to learn and work together. A new grant-funded project is going to take this to the next level while improving care for patients with multiple chronic conditions who live in rural or medically underserved areas.
“This program is really going to let us build out our rural focus to an even greater degree,” said assistant professor of nursing Cindy Fitzgerald, the program director on the project.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The WSU College of Nursing has received a new federal grant designed to expand a program to diversify the nursing workforce in the Tri-Cities and Yakima.
The purpose of the three-year, $1,041,000 grant from the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) is to continue to serve students from disadvantaged groups who are interested in pursuing nursing careers, according to College of Nursing associate professor Janet Katz. It builds upon an initial HRSA grant, awarded in 2010, that set up the infrastructure for the program.