The College of Nursing identifies new priorities each year through thoughtful consideration. To further our mission, we invite you to help the programs grow in excellence by supporting the following initiatives.
Student Success Fund
The College of Nursing Student Success Fund supports the expansion and enhancement of the Center for Student Excellence and provides essential nursing education tools to students.
Growing a Diverse Nursing Workforce
Scholarship support is crucial to helping WSU recruit and retain nursing students from underrepresented communities, including those from rural areas, from ethnic and cultural minorities, and military veterans. Increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce at all levels will help reduce health disparities.
Healthcare education is an increasingly high-tech environment. To stay relevant, the College of Nursing would like to include augmented reality, virtual reality and telehealth in its curriculum. A longtime leader in simulation, the college would like to expand those offerings to include a mock multi-unit ICU and a home-health apartment setting. The college also seeks to increase interprofessional educational partnerships with other healthcare programs at WSU and in the communities we serve.
Endowed professorships and start-up funding for pilot research projects will help the College of Nursing build on its research strengths in behavioral health, community health, interprofessional education, and patient care quality and safety.
Dean’s Excellence Fund for Nursing
This fund allows the College to meet our most urgent needs in teaching, scholarship and research. Unrestricted funds enable quick action in the face of unanticipated needs, and help ensure continuity in faculty and educational excellence through recruitment and professional development.