WSU College of Nursing Welcomes Dean Griffin-Sobel
“I am deeply committed to interprofessional education and practice, as it is the foundation for moving healthcare towards improved quality and patient-centered care.”
We Need to Hear Your Voice
Online WCN Nursing Student Diversity Survey – The purpose of this survey is to gather student perceptions of diversity in Washington State nursing programs in order to help us promote strategies to support inclusion, retention and academic progression of diverse people in Washington State Schools of Nursing.
The survey is voluntary and anonymous and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Sofia Aragon, Executive Director SofiaA@wcnursing.org
Online Survey Period: April 23 – May 25
New Graduate Course Offering
MN Oral Defenses
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
– Kathleen Dronkowski
From Hospital to Home: Rapid Discharge of Dying Patients
Thursday, April 21, 2016
– Melissa Charlotte Selzler
Effective Strategies for Behavior Change Resulting in Weight Loss in Obese Adults
White Coat Ceremonies a Success
The White Coat Ceremony, made possible with a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, welcomes and initiates new DNP students, while underscoring the importance of humanistic, patient-centered care.
Eleven Vancouver DNP FNP students were presented with their white coats in a ceremony held at the Vancouver Clinic last week. Clinical Professor Anita Hunter gave the welcoming remarks followed by guest speaker DNP student Stephanie Gardiner. Nancy Lawton, MSN, RN was the keynote speaker and spoke on policies and politics in DNP FNP practice. Following the speakers, all students were presented their white coats by DNP Program Director, Darryl DuVall, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Melody Rasmor. The ceremony concluded with the students reciting the FNP Student Pledge of Professionalism. Nearly 40 family members and friends of the students were in attendance, along with seven WSU College of Nursing faculty and staff.
Twelve Spokane/Yakima/Tri-Cities DNP FNP students were presented with their white coats in a ceremony held at the Spokane campus Wednesday night. Dr. CIndy Fitzgerald, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, gave the welcoming remarks followed by guest speaker DNP student Dawn DePriest. Heather Healy, the Chief Nursing Officer at Deaconess Hospital, was the keynote speaker and spoke on knowing your story and listening to your patient’s story. Following the speakers, all students were presented their white coats by DNP Program Director Darryl DuVall, Dr. Cindy Fitzgerald, and Clinical Assistant Professor Sarah Fincham. The ceremony concluded with the students reciting the FNP Student Pledge of Professionalism. Seventy family members and friends of the students were in attendance, along with WSU College of Nursing faculty and staff.
Upcoming Semester Dates
- May 9th – First day of instruction
- May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday (All University Holiday)
- July 29 – Last day of instruction
- August 22nd – First day of instruction
- September 5th – Labor Day Holiday (All University Holiday)
- November 11th – Veteran’s Day Holiday (All University Holiday)
- November 21st-25th – Thanksgiving Break (students); 24th and 25th All University Holiday
- December 9th – Last day of instruction
- December 12th-16th – Finals Week
- December 26th & 27th – Christmas Holiday (faculty/staff)
Just a reminder that a non-current passport could result in a registration hold, a delay or cessation of rotation until the item(s) are updated and documented, or not being able to count clinical hours accrued during the time when a passport item was expired. Students must remain current on all passport items throughout the duration of their enrollment at WSU CON, regardless of whether or not they are in clinical rotations.
Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!