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WSU’s Lonnie Nelson evaluating COVID vaccines for impact on indigenous populations

Lonnie Nelson’s work improving the health and well-being of indigenous peoples has earned him grant funding, awards and citations as an academic researcher at Washington State University Health Sciences.

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Cloth mask tested by WSU nursing faculty could offer more protection

Two faculty members at the Washington State University College of Nursing are testing a fabric mask made with a filter available at big-box stores as an alternative to sometimes-scarce N95 masks.

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Course helps WSU Health Sciences students treat patients who use opioids

Any health care provider in Washington is likely to encounter patients who use opioids, either legally prescribed or illegally obtained.

Caring for those patients takes teamwork and communication – skills that now are being taught to students in the medicine, pharmacy and nursing programs at WSU Health Sciences.

Clay See and Amy Mallonee, of Virginia Mason Memorial in Yakima.
Coug nurses in Yakima helping lead shift in mental health care

Two Coug nurses are at the forefront of a project to shift long-term care of mental illness away from Washington’s two state hospitals into smaller regional facilities. 

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Free health clinic will treat homeless, low-income people and their pets

Students and faculty from the WSU College of Nursing and the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine will join up to host a health-screening clinic for homeless and low-income people and their pets.  

A BSN student at the WSU College of Nursing practicing clinical skills.
Health care jobs will dominate the economy in the next 10 years

Health care will dominate the job market in the United States in coming years, says an employment outlook report from the federal government.

Study: 12-hour night shift can affect a nurse’s performance

Working a 12-hour night shift affects a nurse’s performance more than working a 12-hour day shift does, according to a recent study by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing.

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Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute under way at WSU Spokane

For more than two decades, Native American and Alaska Native teenagers have headed to Washington State University in the summer to learn about careers in the health sciences.

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.

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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.