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2014 Peru group
BSN Students Travel to Peru for Course in Global Health Care

2014 Peru group

By Bailey Dill

The 82-year-old woman came to the clinic in Iquitos, Peru, complaining of blurry vision, headaches, and arthritis pain. Through a series of health history questions, WSU College of Nursing BSN student Olivia Cline discovered that not only had the patient dealt with these issues for two months, she had also been grieving the loss of her husband who passed away just before the onset of her symptoms. Cline provided the patient with pain medication, new eye glasses, and some much needed … » More …

TC seniors center
WSU Program Links Nursing Students to Seniors

TC seniors centerNursing student Tiffany Ashbaker was happy with 79-year-old Paul Morrison’s blood sugar, but wanted to keep an eye on his blood pressure after it tested a little high.

By Veronica Sandate Craker

“When the nurse took it (the other day) it was 136 over 80. It was beautiful,” Morrison told Ashbaker, a nursing student at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Ashbaker was happy to hear that and suggested they rest for a second before trying it again.

Ashbaker and Morrison meet every week as part of a collaboration between Meals on Wheels and the … » More …

Hearts in Motion Trip 2014
Hearts in Motion Trip Reflection

Hearts in Motion Trip 2014I had the privilege of spending 12 days in Guatemala over Spring Break 2014. This trip was through WSU in conjunction with a service group called Hearts In Motion (HIM). We traveled to Zacapa, Guatemala where we served local villages in clinical settings and did surgeries in a privately owned hospital in the area. It was an amazing experience and has led me to understand the importance of service as well as the love and gratitude for people … » More …

Spokane BSN Students Attend Rockwood Diabetes Day

Spokane BSN Students Attend Rockwood Diabetes Day

Diabetes Day volunteers 2014We had a great representation of WSU College of Nursing Spokane students at the Rockwood Diabetes Day, an educational program promoting diabetes self-management for patients, their families and the general public. Students enjoyed themselves and did a great job with the screenings. They were professional, articulate, and provided very appropriate education, and the participants really enjoyed the nursing students. By participating in this event, students met part of Objective #4: teaching as they were having to … » More …

Audrey Humfeld
WSNA Nurse Legislative Day Reflection

Audrey Humfeld
Adrienne Humfeld BSN Program Yakima

Prior to attending this session, I really didn’t understand the need for our help to pass certain legislation. After seeing the speakers talk about issues that are clearly necessary for the welfare of both nurses and patients, and seeing the statistics on how healthcare continues to change, it was as if all the pieces fell together. After meeting with our representatives who really didn’t see the need for our legislation, it was disheartening, but also reinforced that I … » More …

New Nursing Transfer Agreement

WSU College of Nursing faculty are working with state leaders to support streamlining RN-BSN transfer programs between state community colleges and universities. This is an important step to help the state attempt to create a more seamless pathway for Registered Nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
OLYMPIA — In a move to boost the number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees in Washington, the community and technical college system and four-year universities have reached a landmark agreement to create a shorter, smoother process for students to achieve the degree. A new statewide Associate in Nursing transfer agreement standardizes the way credits are … » More …

Nursing Pathways high school students
New grant aims to diversify nursing workforce in Tri-Cities & Yakima

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.

WSU Honors College and WSU College of Nursing Direct Admit Program for Incoming Freshmen

Beginning fall 2013, ten incoming WSU Honors College freshmen declaring nursing as their major will be admitted to WSU College of Nursing. Selected students will complete all Honors College and College of Nursing prerequisite courses in Pullman for years 1 & 2 and maintain the required grades to remain in the nursing program.

Students will receive their primary advising through the Honors College and will maintain a relationship with a pre-nursing advisor. Years 3 & 4 are completed at one of the college’s sites in Spokane, Yakima, or Tri-Cities.

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Apply to WSU Honors College and specify “NURSING” as your major.

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Siimulation at the Davenport
Nursing completes its part in national simulation study

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University nursing students have completed their part in a national study of simulated patient use in education. In addition to contributing to the larger effort, lessons learned will help WSU better prepare students and provide expertise to groups outside the university.
“We’ve gotten so much out of the study, and we are excited at the direction our program is moving,” said Kevin Stevens, director of the College of Nursing’s program of excellence in clinical performance and simulation (PECPS).

After two years, 480 hours of simulation and 105 simulated patients, 60 bachelor of science in nursing students completed their part … » More …

Army ROTC Nurses in the Making at the College of Nursing

College and Army ROTC renew agreement ensuring five spaces for qualified cadets in BSN program

Army cadets interested in nursing careers will continue to have the chance to enroll at WSU College of Nursing with the resigning of an Army ROTC Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU outlines an agreement reserving five spaces annually for qualified army cadets in the College’s Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Spokane.

In order for cadets to earn a spot in program, they must apply for and meet all of the program’s enrollment requirements. From the applicant pool, ROTC leaders jointly select the five cadets to be … » More …

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