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Q & A With Lisa Vickers


Lisa Vickers, MN, ARNP-BC
Clinical Instructor, Yakima

Lisa is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico and moved to Yakima, Washington with her parents when she was in high school. She is a clinical instructor at WSU College of Nursing in Yakima, and she maintains a private practice providing mental health care and wellness promotion. Her passion for teaching comes from her strong desire to influence future nurses.

Who or what inspired you to become a nurse?
While I announced at a young age that I was going to be a nurse, it … » More …

Nurse Legislagive Day 2015
Nurse Legislative Day

Yakima BSN Student Sarah Wilson Shares her Nurse Legislative Day Experience

Before I tell you about my experience on Nurse Legislative Day, I have to say it was wonderful to meet my fellow classmates from Spokane and Tri-Cities on the same side of the screen. We can now put faces and personalities with our recognizable voices. We have a great cohort!

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.

Kay Olson
Q & A With Kay Olson

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Kay Olson
Instructor – Tri-Cities

Where are you from?

Born in Flagstaff, AZ now live in Richland, WA.

What nursing site do you work at?


Why did you choose nursing as a profession?

I had never really even thought about a career in nursing, but after my youngest child went to school I decided it was time for me to do something for myself, and so at 42 years old I went back to school. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do … » More …

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