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A Message from Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel

One of the goals in our Strategic Plan is to increase not only the amount of research being conducted, but also to dramatically increase support for faculty to do that research.

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Kyle Ross presenting at WIN

The 51st Western Institute of Nursing research conference

Mid-April saw some 800 nurse scientists, nursing faculty and administrators, graduate students, and executives in Spokane for the 51st annual Western Institute of Nursing research conference.

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Shelly Fritz giving smart-home presentation

WSU smart-home research expanding

Faculty researchers in nursing, computer science, and psychology have been testing the technology and processes at a retirement community in Spokane, in a project involving subjects who have a chronic illness.

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Research roundup

WSU College of Nursing grant and contract award summary, January 1 – December 31, 2017

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DNP student presenting poster at WIN

WSU graduates largest DNP class ever

Most of those 33 students will become family nurse practitioners, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, or will take on leadership roles in public health, public policy, or health care administration.

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Celestina Barbosa-Leiker

Focus on faculty & staff

Dr. Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, associate dean for research and associate professor, and her research team had two studies funded to examine the transition from pregnancy to parenthood in women who are in treatment for an opioid use disorder, and for women who use cannabis during pregnancy.

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Rosemary and Samuel Selinger

Sam and Rosemary Selinger’s gift supports project with Second Harvest

Rosemary and Samuel Selinger moved to Spokane in 1978, and if there’s one thing they’ve learned about their adopted hometown, they say, it’s this: small groups of people can make a difference.

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Nursing alumnas

Alumni class notes

Find out what your classmates and/or other graduates are up to.

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2018 graduates

Nominate a notable nursing grad

As we approach our 50th anniversary, the College of Nursing is seeking notable grads to highlight in the coming year. Nominate your classmates, your colleagues, or yourself.

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