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Stacey Lynds: ‘If I’m not working on the Rez I’ll be near it’

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we talk to Stacey Lynds, a BSN nursing student in Spokane and a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

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WSU nursing students in Yakima test hundreds for COVID

Washington State University nursing students in Yakima have tested hundreds of people for COVID-19 in the past few weeks in a new partnership with Medical Teams International.

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WSU revises RN-BSN to meet needs of nurses, community partners

More than 1,700 registered nurses who had a hospital diploma or an associate degree have been able to earn a bachelor’s degree because of the Washington State University College of Nursing.

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WSU student’s research leads to training for oncology nurses

Sexual intimacy is an important quality-of-life issue for cancer patients, but it’s a difficult subject to talk about – even for nurses.  

Freyja Herzog, who just earned her bachelor’s degree from the Washington State University College of Nursing, wanted to do something about that.   

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WSU nursing program adds telephone outreach to homebound seniors

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First-semester nursing students at Washington State University spent nine weeks caring for patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities before the coronavirus pandemic hit and ended those clinical experiences.

But WSU nursing faculty quickly and creatively came up with an alternative, one that has been valuable enough that it may be folded into the program even after COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.

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Nursing student’s concussion research wins award


WSU College of Nursing senior Jacquelyn Deichman won a top award at the university’s undergraduate research showcase last week with her work on treatment of adolescent concussions.

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Congratulations December grads!

December 2018 graduates of the WSU College of Nursing received their nursing pins at the college’s Convocation ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6. 

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Concussion laws need adjustments, new analysis shows

In 2009 Washington became the first state to pass a law requiring that young athletes be cleared by a healthcare provider to return to play after a concussion. In the next few years all states passed similar laws as awareness of the danger of sports-related concussions grew. 

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WSU student juggles deployments and nursing school

Angela Brown was in Guam when her last year of nursing school began, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base as a Washington Air National Guard medic.

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New community college pathway produces WSU nursing grads

The newest pathway from community college to a bachelor’s degree in nursing is producing graduates at the WSU College of Nursing.