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Lions Club scholarships honor the dream of being a nurse
Amanda Bunch wanted to be a doctor, until she was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 11.

After a difficult year of treatment, she changed her mind, her father said – she wanted to be a nurse.

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#CougsGive is March 28th!
Help us celebrate WSU and the College of Nursing. Look for more information via email and social media, and be part of #COUGSGIVE 2018!

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Debbie Brinker to be inducted into WSNA Hall of Fame

Debbie Brinker, an assistant dean and assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, will be inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame this spring.

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Todd Smith

Preceptor Spotlight: Todd Smith, Nurse Practitioner Faculty in Residence

Family Nurse Practitioner and longtime preceptor Todd Smith knows how important it is to guide students as they translate academic learning into clinical practice.

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Become a preceptor for the WSU College of Nursing

You’ll serve your community and your profession by helping prepare the next generation of advance practice nurse leaders/Interested in learning more?

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Suicide-awareness training intensely personal for WSU nursing students

Suicide was the subject when two WSU College of Nursing students visited an 8th-grade class in Deer Park recently.

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WSU nursing instructor serves as medical expert in lawsuits

After serving as a medical expert in more than 70 lawsuits, Naomi Lungstrom knows there are a lot of ways health care can go wrong.

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Not seeing the WSU College of Nursing on Facebook?

The social platform’s newest adjustments may have made it hard for you to see our page, but it’s a simple fix. Go to our page (, and if you haven’t followed us yet, click that button. Then hover over “Following” and make sure “See First” is checked. That’s it!


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College of Nursing adding a Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Washington State University College of Nursing will introduce a Graduate Certificate in Public Health with enrollment to begin in the fall.

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Focus on Faculty

Dean Griffin-Sobel announces personnel moves at the WSU College of Nursing
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WSU nurse scientist Connie Nguyen-Truong honored as a refugee success story
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Professor Louise Kaplan helping Swaziland add nurse practitioners
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Dr. Andra Davis honored for her work in end-of-life care
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Alumni: Tell us what you are up to

We love to share what our alumni are up to. If you have received special recognition for your work or research, have a new position, or are doing something new and exciting, please let us know so we can feature you in our upcoming Focus on Nursing print magazine.

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Vaccination clinics staffed by WSU students reach more than 850 people

Students from the Washington State University colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy vaccinated more than 850 people in Spokane County this fall.

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