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WSU COLLEGE OF NURSING NAMED A NATIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
The WSU College of Nursing has been named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, an honor given to only 15 schools and health care facilities nationwide in 2017.
The award recognizes the College of Nursing’s statewide programs, innovation, research, community outreach, and its commitment to diversity.
COLLEGE OF NURSING MOURNS THE PASSING OF ONE OF ITS FOUNDERS
Betty Anderson was one of the remarkable nurse leaders whose vision and drive established the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education in 1968, and her legacy is the WSU College of Nursing.
She once said of the College of Nursing, “We were all pioneers back then. And they’re still pioneering today.”
CAMP STIX OFFERS A “POWERFUL” LESSON FOR NURSING STUDENTS
The kids at Camp Stix make arts and crafts, swim, and play AWOL, a camp-wide game of hide-and-seek. It’s like any other summer camp, and that’s the point.
Most of the nearly 200 campers have Type 1 diabetes. It would be hard, maybe impossible, for them to go to summer camp if not for Camp Stix and its large medical team, specialized menus, and 1-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio.
DR. JANET KATZ NAMED A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NURSING
She is one of 173 nurse leaders worldwide selected for induction as an Academy fellow. Selection criteria includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are judged based in part on how their nursing career has influenced health policies and public health.
DR. RENEE HOEKSEL NAMED A FELLOW IN NLN ACADEMY OF NURSING EDUCATION
The National League for Nursing established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education and to recognize nurse educators who have made sustained and significant contributions to the field.
THANK A PRECEPTOR: SUE NEAL
Sue Neal wants student nurses to see how much community is involved in community health.
That’s why the executive director of Battle Ground Healthcare, a nonprofit, faith-based clinic near Vancouver, Washington, often takes nurses she’s precepting to meetings of committees and stakeholders.
THANK A PRECEPTOR: KATHRYN BRAULT
As a preceptor, she’s one of the many experienced practitioners who volunteer their time to instruct and supervise nursing students during clinical training. Brault is a family nurse practitioner who runs a specialty clinic in the Tri-Cities for diabetes patients, and also precepts students at Grace Clinic, which provides free health care to people in need.
HEALTH CLINICS IN PERU HELP STUDENTS LEARN FROM EACH OTHER
The pharmacy student said she didn’t realize a nurse’s touch was such an important part of patient assessment.
The nursing student said she has greater appreciation for the intricacies of dosing and formulation in pharmacy.
DONOR SPOTLIGHT: SHELLY MCHUGH
Just a decade after Shelly McHugh graduated from what would become known as the WSU College of Nursing, she began a regular habit of donating to the school.
She’d begun planning her philanthropy even earlier, saying she told her husband before they got married, “Someday I’m going to be giving what I can to the WSU undergrad nursing school because they helped me.”
DEAN’S EXCELLENCE FUND ANNUAL REPORT
This last fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017), your gifts supported several professional development activities for faculty and staff, research projects, and student activities that expanded participation and connection to more diverse communities. Funds were also used to celebrate faculty, staff, and student success.
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