The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue

You are invited to attend a mindfulness retreat presented by experts in the field from OHSU and Legacy Health System. The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue Workshop will be held at WSU Vancouver campus in room, VECS 105 on  Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Experience mindful self-compassion practices. Gain an understanding of the science behind mindfulness, self-compassion, and stress.

Mindfulness and self-compassion practices have been found to improve self-care, coping strategies, and emotional resilience. Mindfulness is a powerful uplifting evidence-based intervention to reduce stress and promote well-being in healthcare professionals and their patients. Mindfulness creates an open mind to accept experiences with a sense of curiosity rather than fear and judgement. Self-compassion, being kind to one’s self, is a powerful way to develop a positive mind set and avoid destructive thought patterns. Breathing, meditation, walking, and yoga practices will be taught and experienced. Catered lunch will be provided. Continuing education units available for nurses.

Mindful self-compassion has been found to:

  • Improve health, happiness, and well-being
  • Reduce stress and risk for compassion fatigue and burn out
  • Improve patient satisfaction and outcomes

You may elect to participate in an anonymous pre and post survey to help improve the workshop and measure objectives. IRB exempt. Pending WSNA CNE accreditation. Register by mail or phone Nancy Oberst (509) 324-7219.  Presented by Washington State College of Nursing Office of Professional Development. Speakers in order of presentation: Michelle Simmons RN, BSN (WSU DNP PMHNP grad student), Jeff Prouxl, PhD, Heather Mackay, M.Ed., Psy.D, Liya Leng, MD, MPH, Reza Antoszewska, MS, NP-C, and Hoa T. Ly, MD, FHM, CPE

Annual Reviews

Dear MN & DNP Students:

The WSU Graduate School requires annual reviews on all graduate students.  Attached are the forms that will be needed for your annual review with your advisor.  Please make sure you use the form that is correct for your program (either DNP or MN)!

Please work with your advisor to have these completed by 3/31/2017.  The advisor should return the completed form to Tami Kelley

DNP Annual Review Form

MN Annual Review Form

Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing: Call for Proposals

PhD Student Research & DNP Student Project Grants
The Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing (Vcan®) is pleased to announce grant opportunities to fund innovative and meaningful PhD student research and DNP projects related to nursing’s influence on Patient safety, Organizational capacity-building, Sustainability of organizations, and Economic success. $50,000 in total awards will be distributed.

View the Call for Proposals

Funding: $5,000 per PhD student grant
Deadline: 10 April 2017
Funding date: 1 May 2017

Funding: $2,500 per DNP student grant
Deadline: 10 April 2017
Funding date: 1 May 2017

IENA Scholarship

The Inland Empire Nurses Association (IENA) is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarship(s) annually to registered nurses who are ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD or Doctorate candidates.

IENA Scholarship Flyer

To complete the application in electronic format, click here.

The deadline to receive applications at the IENA office has been extended to April 1, 2017.

Washington State Scholarship Dollars for Nursing Students

We wanted to share that the Health Professional Scholarship Program for Nurse Faculty/Educators is now live!

More information and to apply 

2017 NLN Foundation Faculty Scholarship Award

Apply Today for a 2017 NLN Foundation Faculty Scholarship Award! Accepting Applications until May 31, 2017.

To address the nurse faculty shortage and attract more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators, the NLN Foundation will award scholarships of up to $8,000 to help complete graduate education. Funds may be used for tuition, support for a dissertation or thesis, or travel for attendance at an onsite internship or classes.

Eligibility – You must be…

  • Be a nurse pursuing an advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) in preparation for a career as a full-time nurse educator.
  • Have completed at least one full year of the program.
  • Be an NLN member, either through individual dues or through employment at a member institution.
    With the support of our generous donors, the NLN is the only member organization providing scholarships specifically to nurse educators. Together, we are preserving the past and building the future of nursing education.

If you have questions related to the application process, please visit our website or contact

Save the Date!

April 27th

DNP Presentation Day – more details to come!

Mental Health Trauma Care

Support a WSU Alum! Brooks Oglesby-Junk will be presenting on establishing a trusting, therapeutic relationship with clients who have suffered mental trauma is the most important first step to a meaningful and successful treatment plan. No matter where you practice, you are bound to encounter a client who has suffered mental trauma.  This mental trauma can lead to additional mental health disorders that increase the client’s complexity, making these clients very difficult to treat. This program will provide you with the insight and the proper skills to interact and manage clients who present with the most challenging mental conditions related to trauma including PTSD, TBI, personality disorders, panic disorder, and chronic pain.

Who Should Attend?

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in all areas of clinical practice including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, Registered Nurses and Other Health Sciences Professionals with an interest in caring for mental illness

When: March 18, 2017 8:00 am – 4:10 pm

Location: Acute Care Education Classroom, 7200 NE 41st Street, Suite 206, Vancouver, WA 98662

Contact Hours: 6.5

Price: $199

Register Now!

Spokane and Yakima Students – Commencement Info

The graduating students may now register to walk in the WSU Spokane Commencement ceremony!

All of the Commencement information has been updated on the commencement website.

The breakfast signup is also live.


Kim Mickey, MPA

Campus Registrar  | Washington State University

Office: 509.358.7530   


Advocacy for Psychiatric Nurses and Our Patients

Where: Central Washington University – Ellensburg, Washington

When: Apr 29th, 2017   8am-4:30pm

Click here for more info!


  • If you are having trouble with uploading immunization documentation please review the Student Training newly revised to match the new E*Value.
  • NURSING HOLDS have been placed on accounts that are out of compliance passports. Please log into E*Value and update your passport today! Please email Kathleen or Rychelle to get your nursing hold released.
  • Picture ID – Please take a minute to upload a current picture into your E*Value account. It is very important we have one for each student for emergency or security purposes. THANK YOU!
  • 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, or Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance (NUP).
  • Please be aware that passport items change annually. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the requirements. The requirements can be found here: Passport information for ALL students

WSU College of Nursing Events

Future Class Dates

Spring 2017:

First day of instruction:  1/9/2017; last day of instruction, 4/28/2017

Tuesdays:  1/10, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 4/25

Wednesdays:  1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/5, 4/26

Thursdays:  1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/6, 4/27

Summer 2017:

First day of instruction:  5/8/2017; last day of instruction, 7/28/2017

Tuesdays:  5/16, 6/6, 6/13, 7/18, 7/25

Wednesdays:  5/17, 6/7, 6/14, 7/19, 7/26

Thursdays:  5/18, 6/8, 6/15, 7/20, 7/27


Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

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