A simulator developed by a WSU College of Nursing researcher that helps police officers recognize their biases in making deadly-force decisions will be featured in an upcoming documentary called “Bias.”
It’s National Nurses Week, an event that has been celebrated since the 1970s but that didn’t gain official recognition until 1982, when then-President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation for a “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”
Faculty, friends and family gathered Friday morning for WSU Spokane’s 2017 Commencement Breakfast, and students and faculty from the WSU College of Nursing were among those honored with Chancellor’s Awards.
Among the six doctoral students who’ll graduate from the WSU College of Nursing Friday are Anas Mohammad and Yasmin Musa Al-Shannaq, a Jordanian couple who met in nursing school and came to the United States together to pursue graduate degrees.
The day before commencement, WSU College of Nursing undergraduates will take part in 100-year-old tradition handed down from none other than Florence Nightingale – the pinning ceremony.
The WSU College of Nursing will graduate its largest-ever class of DNP students next week. The 23 students from across the state cleared their last hurdle with the presentation of projects on Thursday.
The WSU College of Nursing will welcome 121 new nursing students on campuses in Spokane, Yakima and the Tri-Cities in the fall. The students were selected for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (pre-licensure) program out of nearly 440 applicants.
They will arrive on their campuses for their junior and senior years already experienced in caring for others. All BSN students are required to have accumulated 50 hours of work or volunteer experience for organizations that help them understand the role of professional nurses in health care. Students must write about their experience and what they learned when applying to the WSU College of Nursing.
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Dr. Beth Schenk, Assistant Research Professor at the WSU College of Nursing, was named 2017 Charlotte Brody Award Winner for her work in creating a healthier environment in health care and inspiring other nurses to do the same.
By Addy Hatch
Crimson scrubs, white lab coats and black polo shirts mingled in the basement of the College of Nursing this week as an interprofessional simulation got under way. The scenario: a Cougar football player collapses in 97-degree heat in the afternoon session of “daily doubles” practice.
Teams included students from WSU Spokane’s College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy, the University’s Athletic Training and Nutrition Exercise and Physiology programs, and the University of Washington’s MEDEX Northwest physician assistant program.
Interprofessional education in health care means students from different professions working together from the very beginning of their training, learning from each other, and … » More …
By Addy Hatch
The number of retail cannabis shops in a location is associated with higher marijuana use among young people there.
That’s just one of the public health-related findings presented Friday morning at the Inland Northwest Research Symposium on the campus of Washington State University Spokane. Panelists shared some of the research and outcomes from Washington, Oregon and Colorado, where marijuana is legal for recreational use.
Nicholas Lovrich, PhD, WSU Regents Professor Emeritus and chair of the WSU Committee on Cannabis Research and Outreach, introduced the panel by noting that marijuana purchases in the three states rival alcohol sales, so tracking, monitoring and documenting … » More …