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.
Save the Date Oct. 11!
The Spokane College of Nursing Career Fair is set for October 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Agencies will be set up on the first floor and in room 119. If you are in the Spokane area that day, come check it out!
DNP Program Day
DNP On Campus Program Days
For NURS 562, you will have face-to-face lab from 8:00 a.m. -11a.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:
- 8/21/2018 (Tuesday)
- 9/11/2018 (Tuesday)
- 10/9/2018 (Tuesday)
- 11/6/2018 (Tuesday)
- 12/4/2018 (Tuesday)
- In addition, a face-to-face final exam will take place sometime during the week 17 of class (December 10-14). The exact date of the final exam may be different based on the home campus. This date will be announced during the first week of class this fall.
A Message from WSU Information Technology Services
After last summer’s successful upgrade of myWSU to Campus Solution 9.2 (CS 9.2), the ITS Enterprise Systems team is preparing to roll out several exciting myWSU CS 9.2 service enhancements to students, faculty and staff. The first major MyWSU enhancement coming your way is the Fluid User Interface (FUI). This aesthetic change will present users a redesigned homepage offering intuitive tiles for clear and efficient navigation within MyWSU, allowing information access in fewer clicks. The second major enhancement included within the new Fluid User Interface allows myWSU to be device aware. Users can log in on any device (laptop, tablet, or phone) and myWSU will resize and optimize the views presented to the user based on that device. More information
College of Nursing
The College of Nursing provided more than $413,000 in scholarships to nursing students last year. Numerous scholarships have been established by donors, friends, and alumni who are committed to the education of Cougar nurses. You must be currently enrolled and taking courses as an undergraduate or graduate student at the WSU College of Nursing to be eligible to apply. We ask that you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the process (international and graduate students are exempt). The College of Nursing scholarship awards are granted bi-annually for fall and spring semesters only.
The scholarship portal will be open from Monday, August 20 through Friday, September 28, 2018. You can apply online. If you apply for a spring 2019 scholarship, you will be notified of an award or decline by October 31, 2018.
For questions regarding the scholarship process, application, or awarding please contact: Deborah Blake, Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations, email@example.com, (509) 324-7339.
Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Save the Date: Informational Call on September 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT
The award provides support for students in programs of study that will qualify them to practice as an advance practice nurse with a specialization in oncology. This scholarship is available to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in nursing or a doctorate of nursing practice. Students in qualifying post-master’s certificate programs may also apply. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited graduate nursing degree program and be licensed registered nurses at the time the scholarship begins. The program of study must be offered within an academic institution (non-profit only) in the United States that can award an advanced nursing practice degree with demonstrated integration of cancer nursing content, or the applicant must demonstrate previous advanced practice oncology nursing training. The student must be advised by a faculty member responsible for the oncology nursing content in the curriculum or program of study proposed for the applicant.
The annual scholarship stipend is $10,000, and includes subsistence and tuition expenses. Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of one and a maximum of two years of funding. Continued funding is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the graduate program as documented in the student report.
For more information about the scholarship—including instructions to join the call—consult the American Cancer Society website. Choose “Apply for a Grant” > “Grant Types.
American Cancer Society Doctoral Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
Save the Date: Informational Call for Applicants and Advisors on
August 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
Doctoral Scholarships in Cancer Nursing provide support for study in a doctoral degree program in nursing or a related area that will prepare the graduate for a career as a cancer nurse scientist. Applicants must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse, and be enrolled in or applying to an accredited doctoral degree program. Students must project a full-time program of study that integrates cancer nursing and provides evidence of faculty support. Awards are made for up to two years, with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory progress. The yearly stipend is $15,000 per year, which includes subsistence and tuition expenses.
For more information about the scholarship—including instructions to join the call—consult our web site: www.cancer.org/research. Choose “Apply for a Grant” > “Grant Types.
Jobs & Opportunities
- Check out the job postings updated frequently on the WSU site
- CHAS Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program in Spokane
CHAS is accepting applications for its Nurse Practitioner Residency Program, in anticipation of hiring three residents to begin in September. For more information on the program, visit the CHAS Health website.
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.
WSU Spokane has a contract with Rockwood to provide a number of health services to students for free. If you are a full-time student, your student health fee covers the cost. WSU Spokane Health Services webpage.
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.