Happy Holidays ~

Congratulations to all of our

2017 Graduates!

WSU Closure

WSU will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of University Holidays.

December holiday reduced operations will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 through Friday, December 29, 2017. Most university operations and services will be unavailable during this time.

From the DNP Program Director: Nurse practitioner clinical placements

Hello Students!  I hope you all are wrapping up your Fall 2017 semester nicely and looking forward to some down time over the holiday season. I am writing to you at this time as we are anticipating some challenges in the coming semesters with clinical placements. If you have been in clinical recently you already know how full our healthcare organizations are with students from all health science specialties and from programs all over the country. Because of this, I must remind all of you who are in a nurse practitioner track that, while we definitely want your input on where you think you will have a superb clinical placement, we cannot guarantee you will get the site(s) you request. Also, it is crucial that you understand that each of you will have to accommodate traveling for some placements at some point in your education with us.  We are a land grant University that is committed to reaching the smallest communities in the state. As part of that ideology, we want to be a part of addressing the rural health needs and these sites are desperate for us.  I truly understand the challenges this can create for families, work and your overall busy lives. I have been in your shoes too (even while working full time as this Director last Fall) but we must utilize all the placement opportunities we have. Please work carefully, and professionally, with our clinical placement coordinators as they make placement arrangements on your behalf (sometimes 20+ phone calls/emails to arrange 1 placement). Know that they truly have your best interests at heart but are working in an extraordinarily constrained system.

Foreign Service Medical Providers

Currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Medical Provider (MP) positions.

Foreign Service Medical Providers are Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants with family practice backgrounds. MPs assume the role of a primary care provider in diagnosing and treating patients and will be responsible for administering a full range of community health care services, including preventive health education for the official mission community.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is December 19, 2017.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Dates to Remember

  • The first day of classes for spring semester is Monday, January 8th
  • Tuition waiver forms are accepted Monday, January 8th.  Email faculty who teach the courses you are planning to enroll in two weeks beforehand for the syllabi.

Clinical Placements

Deadlines to ensure contracts are in place:

Summer 2018 Placements – before spring break

Fall 2018 Placements – May 1, 2018

Spring 2019 Placements – September 1, 2018

Graduate Passport

Keeping your passport consistently current is mandatory regardless of what classes you are taking!  Prior to the beginning of each semester, log 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.  Out-of-compliance students will have a nursing hold placed on their student account and be unable to register until the passport is brought current.

WSU Graduate Passport forms, links and instructions are found on the WSU website: https://nursing.wsu.edu/current/admitted-students/.

CHAS Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program in Spokane

Beginning in January we will open the application cycle to accept applications in anticipation of hiring three residents for next year’s program beginning in September. Please review the attached document if you are interested in the program.