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November 2019

N597

If you are planning to take N597, the Public Health Capstone course, please email Dr. Denise Smart, and let her know! Thank you.

Save the Date – DNP Day March 24th

Dr. Anne Mason wants you to know that we’ll hold an All Student DNP Day on March 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at all campuses/sites. The event is “Rural Health: Best practices and preparing providers.” We look forward to seeing you there.

Your MyWSU Hold

After the 30th day of classes (September 17), ALL graduate students will see a HOLD on their myWSU record. THIS IS NORMAL. You cannot change your Fall 2019 enrollment without submitting a petition to the Graduate School. Please work with your Academic Coordinator if you need to make changes to your current enrollment.

2019 Columbia River Nurse Practitioner Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2019. For more information: http://bit.ly/CRNPconference

National Rural Health Day

HRSA Virtual Job Fairs are free online recruitment events that connect students and clinicians with healthcare delivery organizations. During the fair, you will learn about available training and employment opportunities across the country, benefit packages offered, and general information about patient populations. The November event will be held in celebration of National Rural Health Day. Register now to find your next training or employment opportunity!

Geographic Information Systems in Health and Social Sciences Course

This course will prepare students to apply introductory level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques to health and social science data. The course, NEP 560, will be offered Spring 2020. For more information: https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/1084/2019/10/NEP-Course-560_GIS.pdf

Dropping a Course

Please let the course faculty and program coordinator know if you drop a course. Dropping a course can affect financial aid status and course progression.

MN/DNP Graduate Passport

  • Check E*Value to make sure your Graduate Passport is updated.
  • For the OIG/GSA requirement you do not need to do anything, that is a check that the College of Nursing will complete.
  • For TB, this is an annual requirement and there cannot be a gap. If you let your TB expire then you need to do a two-step or a QuantiFERON gold test.
  • Keep all previous Graduate Passport items on E*Value when uploading new ones to demonstrate continued compliance.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.
  • Questions? Rychelle Wagner – Spokane/Yakima; Heather Kriss – Tri-Cities/Walla Walla

Dates

  • Graduating Spring 2020? The application for graduation opened October 1st , with a deadline of March 6, 2020. Only students who apply by the deadline will have their names in the commencement program.
  • Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Veteran’s Day is November 11.
  • Thanksgiving break is November 25-29.
  • For holiday breaks see the academic calendar: http://registrar.wsu.edu/academic-calendar/
  • Registration: Spring 2020 registration began November 4th.

Scholarships

  • If you have any questions about scholarships, please access the Financial Aid and Scholarship Web page to access resources.
  • The Graduate School is pleased to announce several scholarships available for your graduate students for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Nominations are vetted at the college-level, and the top candidates forwarded to the Graduate School. Current students must be nominated by their college dean for those scholarships for which they meet all eligibility requirements. Some scholarships have sufficient funds to make awards to several students. The scholarships amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.  Each college can establish their own internal deadlines, but all nomination packages must be delivered to the Graduate School by the December 16 submission deadline. Information can be found at http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships/.Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of the required documentation, including areas such as leadership skills, research, quality of a master’s thesis or published research and scholarship, GPA and scholarly activities.

Jobs & Opportunities

  • Job postings
  • ThriveAP – Advanced practice providers often face a rocky transition into practice. ThriveAP’s curriculum pairs clinical and professional development topics to help ease this transition making for more proficient, productive and confident providers. Are you thriving in your practice? If not, let us help. Nervous to practice as a new grad? We can support you! ThriveAP has a rolling application and interested candidates are encouraged to apply or reach out to midlevelu@midlevelu.com for more information.

October 2019

MN/DNP Influenza Reminder

Please remember to update your grad passport in E*value with your flu documentation – this was due October 1st! Thank you. Flu availability

Spokane Career Fair

You are invited to attend the upcoming CMDhealth Career Fair in Spokane, WA. This recruiting event will offer job-seeking Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and CRNAs the opportunity to network with talent managers from hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide. There is no charge to attend.  Event details are as follows:

Who is Invited: Current students, recent graduates, administrators, and educators
Location: The Historic Davenport Hotel (10 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99201)
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Additional Information: Attire is casual, complimentary food and beverages will be served
How to RSVP: online at https://www.careermd.com/physicians/healthcare.aspx

Internship Opportunity

The Responder Safety Intern will:

  • Conduct research and write an operational guide for Responder Health and Safety to enhance response capabilities during emergencies.
  • Research and identify items required for emergency responses such as Personal Protection Equipment
  • Create a reference binder for use during a response.
  • Create an operational plan.

You can read the announcement and apply via the link below:

Responder Safety Internship (DOH-INT1093)

Employee Services

Tumwater, WA

Closing: October 22, 2019

Your MyWSU Hold

After the 30th day of classes (September 17), ALL graduate students will see a HOLD on their myWSU record. THIS IS NORMAL! You cannot change your Fall 2019 enrollment without submitting a PETITION to the Graduate School. Please work with your Academic Coordinator if you  need to make changes to your current enrollment.

2019 Columbia River Nurse Practitioner Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2019. Click here for more information.

Geographic Information Systems in Health and Social Sciences Course

NEP 560 will be offered Spring 2020. Click here for more information.

Dropping a Course

Please let the course faculty and program coordinator know if you drop a course. Dropping a course can affect financial aid status and course progression.

MN/DNP Graduate Passport

  • Check E*Value to make sure your Graduate Passport is updated.
  • For the OIG/GSA requirement you do not need to do anything, that is a check that the College of Nursing will complete.
  • For TB, this is an annual requirement and there cannot be a gap. If you let your TB expire then you need to do a two-step or a QuantiFERON gold test.
  • Keep all previous Graduate Passport items on E*Value when uploading new ones to demonstrate continued compliance.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.
  • Questions? Rychelle Wagner – Spokane/Yakima; Tracie Collins – Vancouver; Heather Kriss – Tri-Cities/Walla Walla

Dates

  • Graduating Spring 2020? The application for graduation opens October 1st , with a deadline of March 6, 2020. Only students who apply by the deadline will have their names in the commencement program.
  • Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.
  • For holiday breaks see the academic calendar: http://registrar.wsu.edu/academic-calendar/

Scholarships

  • If you have any questions about scholarships, please access the Financial Aid and Scholarship Web page to access resources.
  • The Graduate School is pleased to announce several scholarships available for your graduate students for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Nominations are vetted at the college-level, and the top candidates forwarded to the Graduate School. Current students must be nominated by their college dean for those scholarships for which they meet all eligibility requirements. Some scholarships have sufficient funds to make awards to several students. The scholarships amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.  Each college can establish their own internal deadlines, but all nomination packages must be delivered to the Graduate School by the December 16 submission deadline. Information can be found at http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships/.Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of the required documentation, including areas such as leadership skills, research, quality of a master’s thesis or published research and scholarship, GPA and scholarly activities.

Jobs & Opportunities

  • Job postings
  • ThriveAP – Advanced practice providers often face a rocky transition into practice. ThriveAP’s curriculum pairs clinical and professional development topics to help ease this transition making for more proficient, productive and confident providers. Are you thriving in your practice? If not, let us help. Nervous to practice as a new grad? We can support you! ThriveAP has a rolling application and interested candidates are encouraged to apply or reach out to midlevelu@midlevelu.com for more information.

September 2019

DNP Students

Students: Welcome to Fall 2019 semester. I hope your program is starting off on strong footing! I wanted to call attention to two matters in this message:

  1. As you are aware, Zoom has become the platform from which our videoconferenced classes are connected. While it seems like this opens up opportunities to attend your classes from any computer anywhere, the University has identified that this is not intended. The DNP Program is approved by the University for classes based at WSU Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses. This includes that the program functions on a hybrid model with a mixture of classroom sessions (currently 5 per semester) and online sessions.  Each of the campuses have additional sites for attendance (Yakima for Spokane, Walla Walla for Tri-Cities, and Puyallup for Vancouver) that offer some of the DNP courses (not all) if space is available and the associated campus continues their agreements with these sites.  At no time should students request or attend scheduled DNP class sessions from any place other than their campus of registration (i.e. you may not be at home/work and connected to the live class via Zoom, we will disconnect you).
  2. Students can only attend class sessions at the campus where you are registered.  For example, if you are admitted to WSU Vancouver, you should be registered in Vancouver class sections and then attend at Vancouver (or Puyallup if you are registered for the Puyallup section of Vancouver).  Students cannot simply choose to attend anywhere where the class sessions are set up.  There are multiple reasons for this. If you find you are not able to commit to attending at the campus you are registered you may request a “Change of Campus” formally (there is a form).  Your registration campus and requested campus will take these under consideration. Do know, however, that we cannot always accommodate these requests. Most of the DNP campuses are full and cannot add/move students.

Thank you for your attention to these matters. Please plan to attend all future class sessions at the campus/site you are registered or the campus where the lab is being held if you are in a lab course.

Regards,

Dr. Mason

Deadline to Drop a Course

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 is the last day that a student may drop a course without penalty.  Drops will result in the course being removed from the student’s transcript.

For a video of “How to drop a class” go to “myWSU FAQs for Students” at http://registrar.wsu.edu/

To drop a class, go to myWSU, select “Manage Classes”, and then select “Drop Classes”.

Then take the following steps:

  • Select the class by clicking on the box to the left of the class
  • Select a reason from the “Reason for Dropping” dropdown box
  • Select “Next”
  • Click “Drop Classes”
  • Select “Yes” to confirm the class(es) are to be dropped.
  • View the results of request. A green check mark next to the class indicates success.

The drop will show throughout myWSU immediately, in real time.

Graduate Passport

  • Check E*Value to make sure your Graduate Passport is updated.
  • Don’t forget to update your flu immunization record before October 1st!
  • *NEW Liability Form*: There is a new online liability form for you to use, see this link: https://formtool.wsu.edu/nursing/Signup/index.castle?formid=10
  • For the OIG/GSA requirement you do not need to do anything, that is a check that the College of Nursing will complete.
  • For TB, this is an annual requirement and there cannot be a gap. If you let your TB expire then you need to do a two-step or a QuantiFERON gold test.
  • Keep all previous Graduate Passport items on E*Value when uploading new ones to demonstrate continued compliance.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.
  • Questions? Rychelle Wagner – Spokane/Yakima; Tracie Collins – Vancouver; Heather Kriss – Tri-Cities/Walla Walla

Dates

Scholarships

  • College of Nursing Scholarship: The WSU College of Nursing scholarship portal for Spring Semester 2020 opened Aug. 19 and will close Sept. 27. Please complete the application.
  • If you have any questions about scholarships, please access the Financial Aid and Scholarship Web page to access resources.

Jobs & Opportunities

August 2019

Graduate Passport

  • Check E*Value to make sure your Graduate Passport is updated.
  • *NEW Liability Form*: There is a new online liability form for you to use, see this link: https://formtool.wsu.edu/nursing/Signup/index.castle?formid=10
  • For the OIG/GSA requirement you do not need to do anything, that is a check that the College of Nursing will complete.
  • For TB, this is an annual requirement and there cannot be a gap. If you let your TB expire then you need to do a two-step or a QuantiFERON gold test.
  • Keep all previous Graduate Passport items on E*Value when uploading new ones to demonstrate continued compliance.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.
  • Questions? Rychelle Wagner – Spokane/Yakima; Tracie Collins – Vancouver; Heather Kriss – Tri-Cities/Walla Walla

DNP Day Event

Please note, we will not be developing a DNP Day event for this fall.

OPTIONAL WSU Graduate School Orientation

The Graduate School has launched its optional online orientation course in Blackboard for new students at all campus locations, replacing our all-day event in past years.  Students can log into the course at learn.wsu.edu. Topics include an introduction to life as a WSU Cougar, tips for new graduate students, health insurance and services, details of assistantships and associated tuition waivers, and fun things to do on the WSU campuses. The course is organized into five modules, and students are expected (BUT NOT REQUIRED – THIS IS OPTIONAL) to complete modules 1-4 before arriving on campus. This orientation material will remain available to them for their first semester at WSU, to refer back to as needed.

We’re excited to offer this course to new students, and believe it will allow them to better retain important information as they begin their graduate student journey at WSU.

If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Graduate School at gradschool@wsu.edu.

Registration

Please long into your my.wsu account and review  your class schedule for fall! Make sure you are in the right section and have the right credits assigned to each class.

Due to the financial impact, we can’t register students without written/verbal permission from the student requesting assistance with registration. Please note, that just by turning in an independent study form does not mean you are registered for the course. Please reach out to Adriana, Tami or Rychelle if you have any registration questions/problems.

Fall 2019 Syllabus Preview for NURS 508

View this syllabus preview for NURS 508 FNP students to make plans for class attendance, obtain the book(s) needed, and be ready for the first week of the semester: nurs-508-syllabus-preview-fall-2019

Introducing the new Postdoctoral and Research Professional Association President

Bala Sonaware is the new Postdoctoral and Research Professional Association President. Please visit the ORAP website as they are looking to compile a list of current WSU postdocs and professionals, have a place where they can find funding opportunities, and any announcements specific to them. Please check out their website today!

GNSA Liaisons

AACN’s Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) is seeking one or more graduate students to represent your school as a GNSA Liaison. These students should demonstrate strong leadership potential and an interest in introducing GNSA initiatives and resources to their peers. GNSA Liaisons are essential to linking the student body to all of the resources and services that are available for free through the GNSA. As a Liaison, students have the opportunity to:

  • Engage directly with AACN and members of the GNSA Leadership Council
  • Participate in biannual town hall calls with other GNSA Liaisons nationwide
  • Develop leadership and networking skills
  • Be the first to know of and take part in new GNSA resources and initiatives

If you are interested in serving as a GNSA Liaison, please complete the form at the following link: https://aacn.wufoo.com/forms/gnsa-liaison-application/

Multiple students may volunteer to be GNSA Liaisons. We encourage students from different programs to sign up to vary GNSA representation at your school.

If you have any questions please contact Autumn Spriggs at aspriggs@aacnnursing.org.

New Course Being Piloted Spring 2020

  • Nurse 598 Financial and Business Concepts in Health Care
  • 2 semester credits
  • This course develops fundamental conceptual and practical applications of financial management, cost analyses, budgeting and human resource management in the contemporary health care delivery system.
  • Instructor: Dr. Jo Ann Dotson
  • Student Learning Outcomes –
    1. Analyze concepts from economics, accounting, revenue and cost analysis, budgeting and financial management in relation to contemporary health care organizations.
    2. Interpret financial statements, cost management techniques, operating budgets, variance analysis, cost benefit ratio and cost effectiveness analysis within contemporary health care organizations.
    3. Use computer programs to prepare reports for ethical fiscal decision-making.
    4. Analyze theoretical and applied research from health care literature in relation to financial management and the managerial role.

Dates

  • Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.

Scholarships

  • Scholarship applications open on Aug. 19th, and close on Sept. 27
  • If you have any questions about scholarships, please access the Financial Aid and Scholarship Web page to access resources.

Jobs & Opportunities

May 2019

Graduate Passport

  • Check E*Value to make sure your Graduate Passport is updated.
  • *NEW Liability Form*: There is a new online liability form for you to use, see this link: https://formtool.wsu.edu/nursing/Signup/index.castle?formid=10
  • For the OIG/GSA requirement you do not need to do anything, that is a check that the College of Nursing will complete.
  • For TB, this is an annual requirement and there cannot be a gap. If you let your TB expire then you need to do a two-step or a QuantiFERON gold test.
  • Keep all previous Graduate Passport items on E*Value when uploading new ones to demonstrate continued compliance.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.
  • Questions? Rychelle Wagner – Spokane/Yakima; Tracie Collins – Vancouver; Heather Kriss – Tri-Cities/Walla Walla

Human Development 586 – Special Topics: Adult Development and Aging

  • HD 586 is open to students from all fields of study! Increased life expectancy and a significantly growing aging population yields uncharted research territory and unanswered policy questions relevant to a wide range of disciplines.
  • Offered Fall 2019
  • More information

New Course Being Piloted Spring 2020

  • Nurse 598 Financial and Business Concepts in Health Care
  • 2 semester credits
  • This course develops fundamental conceptual and practical applications of financial management, cost analyses, budgeting and human resource management in the contemporary health care delivery system.
  • Instructors: Dr. Joann Dotson and Leslie Fountain Williams
  • Student Learning Outcomes –
    1. Analyze concepts from economics, accounting, revenue and cost analysis, budgeting and financial management in relation to contemporary health care organizations.
    2. Interpret financial statements, cost management techniques, operating budgets, variance analysis, cost benefit ratio and cost effectiveness analysis within contemporary health care organizations.
    3. Use computer programs to prepare reports for ethical fiscal decision-making.
    4. Analyze theoretical and applied research from health care literature in relation to financial management and the managerial role.

Dates

  • Memorial Day Holiday is May 27 and Independence Day Holiday is July 4th.
  • If you wish to apply for a Graduate Certificate in summer 2019 (once courses are complete), the deadline is May 24, 2019.
  • Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.

Scholarships

Jobs & Opportunities

  • Independent study project for credits: Dr. Marian Wilson needs a graduate student who would like to learn more about research and help with an extension of Hyperbaric oxygen intervention work for reducing opioid withdrawal symptoms. If you’re interested, contact Dr. Wilson at marian.wilson@wsu.edu, or (509) 324-7443.
  • Job postings

April 2019

New Course Being Piloted Spring 2020!

  • Nurse 598 Financial and Business Concepts in Health Care
  • 2 semester credits
  • This course develops fundamental conceptual and practical applications of financial management, cost analyses, budgeting and human resource management in the contemporary health care delivery system.
  • Instructors: Dr. Joann Dotson and Leslie Fountain Williams
  • Student Learning Outcomes –
    1. Analyze concepts from economics, accounting, revenue and cost analysis, budgeting and financial management in relation to contemporary health care organizations.
    2. Interpret financial statements, cost management techniques, operating budgets, variance analysis, cost benefit ratio and cost effectiveness analysis within contemporary health care organizations.
    3. Use computer programs to prepare reports for ethical fiscal decision-making.
    4. Analyze theoretical and applied research from health care literature in relation to financial management and the managerial role.

APP Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital Update

Attention soon-to-be graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program:

The application deadline for the September cohort of Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital will be May 3, 2019.

The one-year APP Fellowship is a way to help new graduate NPs and PAs prepare to provide great pediatric specialty care and to care for a complex patient population. The goal is to teach them to how to practice independently in a collaborative manner within a team.

For more information about the fellowship program, please refer to the Seattle Children’s APP Fellowship website.

Questions? contact Angela Forbes, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner , Cancer Care Unit – Inpatient, APP Fellowship Supervisor/Educator, Seattle Children’s Hospital, at 206-987-9486 or angela.forbes@seattlechildrens.org

Dates

  • April 12th – last day to withdraw from a class
  • April 26th – last day to cancel enrollment
  • Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.

Grad Certificates

Did you know that as a DNP student you will have taken all courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership? The required courses are: NURS 565, Information Management for Clinical Practice, NURS 576, Organizational Systems & Leadership, NURS 553, Practicum in Organizational Systems & Leadership, and NURS 591, Mixed Methods for Program Planning, Implementation & Outcome Evaluation.

If you are interested in receiving this certificate along with your degree, you will be required to apply for the certificate in a separate application than your application for degree and pay the $25 certificate application fee. The deadline for applying for the certificate is the same date as applying for your degree. The application was due in Pullman by 3/1/2019 for a spring award.

If you are interested in the other certificates in Nursing Education or Public Health, please check the Graduate Student Handbook or talk with your advisor to see if you have met the course requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the graduate program office staff. Spokane, Yakima, Tri-Cities and Walla Walla students, contact Tami Kelley (kelleyt@wsu.edu); Vancouver students, please contact Adriana Thomas (Adriana.thomas@wsu.edu).

Scholarships

Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Passport

  • Keeping your passport consistently current is mandatory regardless of what classes you are taking. Prior to the beginning of each semester, log on to the E*Value database, go to “Other Tasks”, then to “Personal Records Requirements” and update any expired requirement. Please do not delete the expired documentation, just add your new documentation. Also, check your expiration date column and update requirements that are about to expire or schedule the update and add to your calendar with other program obligations.  It is your responsibility to keep your graduate passport current throughout enrollment, without prompts from faculty or staff.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.

March 2019

A Note from the Registrar

The registrar’s office would like to reach out to all students and ask, “Are you or have you had Veterans status in the past, but are not currently using your benefits?” We would like to honor you with your Veteran cords and the challenge coin you will receive as a Veteran when you graduate. If this applies to you, please contact Jason Trosine, the Spokane Campus Registrar. Thank you.

Editing Services

WSU offers editing services to all students and faculty/staff. This is available to all campuses. Please visit the website for more information: https://writingprogram.wsu.edu/graduate-writing-center/professional-editing-service-center/

APP Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital Update

Attention soon-to-be graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program:

The application deadline for the September cohort of Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital will be May 3, 2019.

The one-year APP Fellowship is a way to help new graduate NPs and PAs prepare to provide great pediatric specialty care and to care for a complex patient population. The goal is to teach them to how to practice independently in a collaborative manner within a team.

For more information about the fellowship program, please refer to the Seattle Children’s APP Fellowship website.

Questions? contact Angela Forbes, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner , Cancer Care Unit – Inpatient, APP Fellowship Supervisor/Educator, Seattle Children’s Hospital, at 206-987-9486 or angela.forbes@seattlechildrens.org

Workshop Announcement

  • Software Carpentry introduces essential skills for research computing, which can be used throughout researchers’ careers. This is  a two-day workshop on April 8th and 9th that is open to grad students! No prior computing experience required. Cost for participation is $25.
  • Contact matthew.brousil@wsu.edu with questions
  • Workshop website

Dates

  • Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.

Grad Certificates

Did you know that as a DNP student you will have taken all courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership? The required courses are: NURS 565, Information Management for Clinical Practice, NURS 576, Organizational Systems & Leadership, NURS 553, Practicum in Organizational Systems & Leadership, and NURS 591, Mixed Methods for Program Planning, Implementation & Outcome Evaluation.

If you are interested in receiving this certificate along with your degree, you will be required to apply for the certificate in a separate application than your application for degree and pay the $25 certificate application fee. The deadline for applying for the certificate is the same date as applying for your degree. The application was due in Pullman by 3/1/2019 for a spring award.

If you are interested in the other certificates in Nursing Education or Public Health, please check the Graduate Student Handbook or talk with your advisor to see if you have met the course requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the graduate program office staff. Spokane, Yakima, Tri-Cities and Walla Walla students, contact Tami Kelley (kelleyt@wsu.edu); Vancouver students, please contact Adriana Thomas (Adriana.thomas@wsu.edu).

Scholarships

Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Passport

  • Keeping your passport consistently current is mandatory regardless of what classes you are taking. Prior to the beginning of each semester, log on to the E*Value database, go to “Other Tasks”, then to “Personal Records Requirements” and update any expired requirement. Please do not delete the expired documentation, just add your new documentation. Also, check your expiration date column and update requirements that are about to expire or schedule the update and add to your calendar with other program obligations.  It is your responsibility to keep your graduate passport current throughout enrollment, without prompts from faculty or staff.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.

AACN Student Policy Summit

  • Three day conference, March 24-26, 2019, held in Washington, DC
  • Open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at an AACN member institution
  • Up to two students per institution
  • Didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process.
  • Go online for more information!
  • Contact: Payal Shah

February 2019

Spokane: Valentine Cookies!!

S2’s are doing a Valentine’s Day Cookie Gram fundraiser. Heart shaped cookie grams with personalized messages will be available to buy and send to classmates and colleagues in the College of Nursing for $5.

To order: e-mail Jacquelyn.deichman@wsu.edu with name, message, and who the cookie gram is for (including cohort) by 2/11. Students can pay cash or venmo Paige Wolter.

Note from the Registrar

  • Please check your WSU student accounts for tuition and fees. Late fees will be assessed on non-paid tuition/fees. Please contact your campus registrar office with any questions or concerns.

Dates

  • Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.

Grad Certificates

Did you know that as a DNP student you will have taken all courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership? The required courses are: NURS 565, Information Management for Clinical Practice, NURS 576, Organizational Systems & Leadership, NURS 553, Practicum in Organizational Systems & Leadership, and NURS 591, Mixed Methods for Program Planning, Implementation & Outcome Evaluation.

If you are interested in receiving this certificate along with your degree, you will be required to apply for the certificate in a separate application than your application for degree and pay the $25 certificate application fee. The deadline for applying for the certificate is the same date as applying for your degree. The application is due in Pullman by 3/1/2019 for a spring award.

If you are interested in the other certificates in Nursing Education or Public Health, please check the Graduate Student Handbook or talk with your advisor to see if you have met the course requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the graduate program office staff. Spokane, Yakima, Tri-Cities and Walla Walla students, contact Tami Kelley (kelleyt@wsu.edu); Vancouver students, please contact Adriana Thomas (Adriana.thomas@wsu.edu).

Scholarships

Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Passport

  • Keeping your passport consistently current is mandatory regardless of what classes you are taking. Prior to the beginning of each semester, log on to the E*Value database, go to “Other Tasks”, then to “Personal Records Requirements” and update any expired requirement. Please do not delete the expired documentation, just add your new documentation. Also, check your expiration date column and update requirements that are about to expire or schedule the update and add to your calendar with other program obligations.  It is your responsibility to keep your graduate passport current throughout enrollment, without prompts from faculty or staff.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.

AACN Student Policy Summit

  • Three day conference, March 24-26, 2019, held in Washington, DC
  • Open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at an AACN member institution
  • Up to two students per institution
  • Didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process.
  • Go online for more information!
  • Contact: Payal Shah

January 2019

Welcome to Spring Semester 2019!

 

Note from the Registrar

  • Please check your WSU student accounts and notify the registrar of any issues.

Dates

  • Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Research First Friday: Acute and Chronic Care
    • February 1, 2019
    • 12:10 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Rooms: Spokane – SNRS 119; TC – TNRS 1213; Vancouver – VLIB 210B; Yakima – YNUR 104
  • Information: Kathy Bridwell – (509) 324-7258 –  bridwell@wsu.edu

Scholarships

Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Passport

  • Keeping your passport consistently current is mandatory regardless of what classes you are taking. Prior to the beginning of each semester, log on to the E*Value database, go to “Other Tasks”, then to “Personal Records Requirements” and update any expired requirement. Please do not delete the expired documentation, just add your new documentation. Also, check your expiration date column and update requirements that are about to expire or schedule the update and add to your calendar with other program obligations.  It is your responsibility to keep your graduate passport current throughout enrollment, without prompts from faculty or staff.
  • IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.
  • WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.

AACN Student Policy Summit

  • Three day conference, March 24-26, 2019, held in Washington, DC
  • Open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at an AACN member institution
  • Up to two students per institution
  • Didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process.
  • Go online for more information!
  • Contact: Payal Shah

NW Chapter Residency and Fellowship Fair

November 2018

Congratulations to all of our MN and Post MN DNP students who are graduating this semester!!

Important Dates & Deadlines

Curious about your graduate degree deadlines? Visit the WSU Graduate School website to stay on track of all the requirements for your master’s or doctoral degree.

DNP On Campus Program Days

For NURS 562, you will have face-to-face lab from 8-11 a.m. on the dates below. This lab time will be spent practicing physical exam skills.  You will have to be at your home campus (Spokane, Tri-Cities, or Vancouver) on these dates:

  • 12/4/2018 (Tuesday)
  • In addition, a face-to-face final exam will take place sometime during Week 17 of class (December 10-14).  The exact date of the final exam may be different based on the home campus. 

Grad Certificates

Did you know that as a DNP student you will have taken all courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership? The required courses are: NURS 565, Information Management for Clinical Practice, NURS 576, Organizational Systems & Leadership, NURS 553, Practicum in Organizational Systems & Leadership, and NURS 591, Mixed Methods for Program Planning, Implementation & Outcome Evaluation.

If you are interested in receiving this certificate along with your degree, you will be required to apply for the certificate in a separate application than your application for degree and pay the $25 certificate application fee. The deadline for applying for the certificate is the same date as applying for your degree. The application is due in Pullman by 3/1/2019 for a spring award.

If you are interested in the other certificates in Nursing Education of Public Health, please check the Graduate student handbook or talk with your advisor to see if you have met the course requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the graduate program office staff. Spokane, Yakima, Tri-Cities and Walla Walla students, contact Tami Kelley (kelleyt@wsu.edu); Vancouver students, please contact Adriana Thomas (Adriana.thomas@wsu.edu).

Jobs & Opportunities

  • Check out the job postings updated frequently on the WSU site

Scholarships

  • Carol Rudy $1,000 Student Scholarship.
    • Eligibility:
      • A current NPGS student member
      • Enrolled in a Nurse Practitioner Program
    • Information
      • NPGS offers student NPs scholarship opportunities
      • Download & Print the Student Scholarship
      • Deadline: November 15, 2018
      • Scholarship awarded annually in December

Graduate Passport

Keeping your passport consistently current is mandatory regardless of what classes you are taking. Prior to the beginning of each semester, log on to the E*Value database, go to “Other Tasks”, then to “Personal Records Requirements” and update any expired requirement. Please do not delete the expired documentation, just add your new documentation. Also, check your expiration date column and update requirements that are about to expire or schedule the update and add to your calendar with other program obligations.  It is your responsibility to keep your graduate passport current throughout enrollment, without prompts from faculty or staff.

IMPORTANT: Allowing a passport item to expire could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of your rotation until the item is updated and documented, not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item is expired, and/or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).

Please be aware that some clinical sites may have additional requirements above and beyond the clinical passport. Students will need to complete these additional requirements in order to do a rotation at these sites.

WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website.

AACN Student Policy Summit

  • Three day conference, March 24-26, 2019, held in Washington, DC
  • Open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at an AACN member institution
  • Up to two students per institution
  • Didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process.
  • Go online for more information!
  • Contact: Payal Shah