MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
As I write this, Veterans Day is approaching. How welcome it is to read this issue of Focus which highlights the faculty and students who have served their country. My own years in the Navy included some of the best experiences of my career.
GIVE TO NURSING
You can help support innovative nursing education at the Washington State University College of Nursing by giving to the Dean’s Excellence Fund.
DONOR SPOTLIGHT: CAROL QUIGG
Carol Quigg never worked as a nurse, yet she’s a faithful supporter of the WSU College of Nursing.
CONTINUING EDUCATION MOVING ONLINE TO BETTER SERVE NURSES
Nurses in Washington need 45 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their licenses, but that’s not easy to achieve for nurses working in rural or remote locations. That’s why the Washington State University College of Nursing is working with WSU’s Academic Outreach & Innovation group and WSU Extension to make continuing education more accessible to nurses everywhere.
NLN HONORS THE WSU COLLEGE OF NURSING
The National League for Nursing honored the Washington State University College of Nursing at the organization’s 2017 Educational Summit.
CREATIVE, MULTI-SENSORY TEACHING TECHNIQUES TESTED AT WSU COLLEGE OF NURSING IN VANCOUVER
Research has shown that students learn better through interactive, multisensory education, using some combination of sound, touch, vision and movement. An associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver wanted to know whether that same multisensory approach could help prepare nursing students for the challenges of an intense, fast-paced profession.
STUDY: 12-HOUR NIGHT SHIFT CAN AFFECT NURSES PERFORMANCE
Working a 12-hour night shift affects a nurse’s performance more than working a 12-hour day shift does, according to a recent study by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing.
WSU NURSING STUDENT PINCH HITS AS A BUTCHER FOR UNION GOSPEL MISSION
The call went out to the day room at the Union Gospel Mission men’s shelter in Spokane one morning: “Hey, we need somebody who can butcher up some animals.”
RETIRED NURSE RUSSELL MICHAELSON FOUND AN ENCORE CAREER AS AN INVENTOR
Russell Michaelsen didn’t graduate from the WSU College of Nursing until he was nearly 50, after working as a medical lab tech, logger, commercial fisherman, hunting guide, and builder. As a nurse, he added inventor to that list of vocations.
CLEVELAND VISITING SCHOLAR SHARES LESSONS IN NURSING – AND LIFE
A “Living Legend” came to Spokane in September to share some of the wisdom earned over more than 50 years in nursing and academia. Angela Barron McBride, Ph.D., was the 20th annual Cleveland Visiting Scholar at the WSU College of Nursing, giving two addresses to students, faculty and the public.
THANK A PRECEPTOR: MIRANDA HENNES, EXCELSIOR YOUTH CENTER
Hennes is a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner at Excelsior Youth Center in Spokane who precepts students just about every semester.
FOCUS ON RESEARCH: RECENT GRANTS COVER BROAD RANGE OF SUBJECTS
College of Nursing researchers were awarded a handful of major grants recently.
FOCUS ON FACULTY: FALL AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Dr. Janet Katz, professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington D.C. in October.
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