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May

Graduating Summer/Fall 2017??

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Future Class Dates

First day of Summer 2017 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

First day of Fall 2017 instruction:  8/21/2017; last day of instruction, 12/8/2017

  • Mondays: 8/21, 9/14*, 10/9, 11/13, 12/4
  • Tuesdays: 8/22, 9/14*, 10/10, 11/14, 12/5
  • Wednesdays: 8/23, 9/14*, 10/11, 11/15, 12/6
  • Thursdays: 8/24, 9/14*, 10/12, 11/16, 12/7

E*Value Action Items!

  • New Students :
    • If you haven’t received your log in and password, please email rmwagner@wsu.edu.
    • Your E*Value Passport and Online Orientation (info to be sent out in June) must be complete before your nursing hold is released and you can register for classes.
  • Student Training
  • 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.
  • 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 email Katie (Vancouver) or Rychelle to get your nursing hold released.
  • Please be aware that passport items change annually. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the requirements. Passport information for ALL students.

Facebook Group for Fall 2017 DNP Admits

A student reached out to me and set up a Facebook group for the Fall 2017 cohort of DNP students. Hoping it would facilitate more correspondence –  she has already found someone to carpool with which is great. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/179396929246500/

Online Tutorial on Health Insurance and Disability

The CHRIL has developed an online tutorial on Health Insurance and Disability – http://www.chril.ilru.org/training/disability-and-health-insurance-online-self-paced-tutorial.

Congratulations Spring Graduates!

Job Opportunities

April

TBI Panel Symposium – Diagnosing, Treating, and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • May 18th, 2017
  • 1PM till 8PM
  • EWU Spokane, SEWC 122
  • The event is being held on May 18th, 2017 in the Eastern Washington University building from 1:00 PM till 8:00 PM. Our primary sponsors are the TBI Survivors Network, EWU Psychology, and the Washington State TBI Council. The purpose of the symposium is to bring people together to discuss vital topics concerning Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and disability as a whole.
  • We’ll also be providing resource/awareness tables at the event, in addition to refreshments and dinner. We hope your faculty and students will have the opportunity to attend.
  • Register at www.register.tbipanel.org
  • Flyer
  • Schedule

Graduate Curriculum Committee

The Graduate Curriculum Committee will need a MN or DNP student volunteer to participate on this committee for the 2017-18 academic year. If you are interested, please contact Sandy Carollo scarollo@wsu.edu.

Graduate School Survey

The Graduate School recently sent out an email requesting your response to the 2017 Graduate Student Survey. Please take a moment to complete this as we highly value feedback from our students.

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 foundation@nln.org.

Save the Date!

April 27th

DNP Presentation Day

1st ANNUAL APNA-WA CONFERENCE

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!

E*Value

  • 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

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

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

March

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 kelleyt@wsu.edu.

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

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

VCAN® FELLOWS GRANT
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 foundation@nln.org.

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.

Cheers,

Kim Mickey, MPA

Campus Registrar  | Washington State University

Office: 509.358.7530  K.mickey@wsu.edu   

1st ANNUAL APNA-WA CONFERENCE

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!

E*Value

  • 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

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

February

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 kelleyt@wsu.edu.

DNP Annual Review Form

MN Annual Review Form

Save the Date!

April 27th

DNP Presentation Day – more details to come!

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners launches a new initiative to update terms used to refer to healthcare providers

White paper is at: https://www.aanp.org/images/documents/publications/useofterms.pdf

Spokane Student Mail Cart

Due to some recent reallocation of space in the nursing building in Spokane we no longer have a spot for the Spokane graduate student mail cart. If you had anything left in the cart you should have received an email with instructions to stop by Tami’s office (SNRS 133) to pick up the next time you are on campus.  Thanks.

Scholarships

The WSU College of Nursing Scholarship application is open as of Tuesday, January 17 and closes on Friday, February 17 at 5:00 pm. This application cycle is for fall 2017 awards. Please go out to this link to apply: https://nursing.wsu.edu/current/scholarships/.

In addition to student scholarships, the Development Office at the College of Nursing administers an emergency loan for students; the Iris M. Finch Memorial Loan Fund – available to any WSU College of Nursing students. It has a $1,000/term or $2,000/tenure max. An emergency is defined as “a sudden, unexpected event that necessitates an unplanned expenditure of money which the student does not have.” Please utilize the attached application when assisting students. Any questions about the process can be directed to Deborah Blake, Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations, deborah.blake@wsu.edu.

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.

Cheers,

Kim Mickey, MPA

Campus Registrar  | Washington State University

Office: 509.358.7530  K.mickey@wsu.edu   

1st ANNUAL APNA-WA CONFERENCE

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!

ADDING/DROPPING COURSES

  • ALL graduate students have a “30th day Graduate Student” hold on their account preventing all enrollment activity – any changes to a student’s schedule can only be done by completing a Petition form.

E*Value

  • 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

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

The 2017 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on February 23, 2017.

Click here to apply now.

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

January

Campus Alerts

Welcome back nursing students! Make sure you sign up to receive campus alerts, which includes alerts about campus closures and class delays, for your campus. https://alert.wsu.edu/.

Also follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSUNursing  and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WSUCollegeOfNursing%20  to stay informed.

Research Announcement Request

Are you interested in research? Do you think you might want to someday be a researcher or understand the research process better? Perhaps you are just curious to know more about the interesting topics being investigated at WSU College of Nursing and have a couple of hours a week to volunteer? If so, WSU College of Nursing has opportunities for you to get involved. There are many faculty members in need of dedicated students who are willing to volunteer as a research assistant. Examples of areas being researched include: smart home assisted living, addictions/drug abuse, chronic pain, fall prevention, ED use, and many more! If you are interested or would like more information on these and other research opportunities, please email Crystal Lederhos Smith at crystal.lederhos@wsu.edu.

Handbooks Updated

The 2016-2017 graduate student handbooks have been updated and added to the nursing website. You can find direct links under the current student and faculty and staff sections of our website. Here are the direct links:

Graduate Student Clinical Handbook
Graduate Student Handbook

ADDING/DROPPING COURSES

  • Students can make changes to their Spring 2017 courses (adding/dropping, etc.) during the first week of classes only!
  • After Friday, January 13, 2017, (11:59 pm) students must work with their program’s Academic Coordinator to make any desired changes up through 30th day (February 7, 2017).
  • After Friday, February 7, 2017, any changes to a student’s schedule can only be done by completing a Petition form.

A Note from the Grad School

  1. Students should be checking their WSU email account frequently for communications from university offices;  we recommend checking at least daily.   Use your WSU email address when corresponding with WSU offices.
  2. Students: Please keep your mailing address current.
  3. Graduate School Forms:  Please use the current version of each form located on our FORMS website: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/facultystaff-resources/18-2/Be sure to download the form before completing it (you may need to download a more current version of Adobe Reader – see our site for details).
  4. ALL forms are now submitted to the Graduate School by your Academic Coordinator via the Graduate Research Management (GRM) portal in the myWSU system.  If you do not know the name of your Academic Coordinator, please contact us at: gradschool@wsu.edu so we can provide that to you. Deadline on forms submissions: this is the last date the completed form can be submitted to the Graduate School via the portal.Students will need to allow as much time as their department requires (see your department) to allow their Academic Coordinator sufficient time to review each form for completeness and then to submit it to the Graduate School.    It is the responsibility of the student (working with their department) to insure completed forms are submitted.

E*Value

  • 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

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

The 2017 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on February 23, 2017.

Click here to apply now.

Scholarships

  • The WSU College of Nursing Scholarship application is open as of Tuesday, January 17 and closes on Friday, February 17 at 5:00 pm. This application cycle is for fall 2017 awards.  Please go out to this link to apply: https://nursing.wsu.edu/current/scholarships/.
  • In addition to student scholarships, the Development Office at the College of Nursing administers an emergency loan for students; the Iris M. Finch Memorial Loan Fund – available to any WSU College of Nursing students. It has a $1,000/term or $2,000/tenure max. An emergency is defined as “a sudden, unexpected event that necessitates an unplanned expenditure of money which the student does not have.” Please utilize the attached application when assisting students. Any questions about the process can be directed to Deborah Blake, Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations, deborah.blake@wsu.edu.
  • IENA Scholarship

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

December

Happy Holidays image

Dean Joyce Griffin-SobelFrom the Desk of Dean Griffin-Sobel

Happy Holidays from all of us here at WSU College of Nursing. It’s been a great year! We hosted our 19th annual Cleveland Visiting Scholar lecture in honor of Dean Emerita Thelma Cleveland; secured more than $6 million in research funding; awarded $345,000 in scholarships to nearly 200 students; and graduated more than 400 students. Please click the video below to see more of our 2016 highlights.

» Watch Holiday video

 

 

December Holiday Reduced Operations

WSU closes each year during the last week in December. The 2016 schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Dec. 26 – WSU holiday
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 – WSU holiday
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Essential operations only
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 – Essential operations only
  • Friday, Dec. 30 – Essential operations only
  • Monday, Jan. 2 – WSU holiday

Congratulations to all our graduates!

PhD

Ruth Bryant
Dissertation title: Comorbid Conditions Associated with Increased Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Pressure Ulcers during Hospitalization

Caroline Jacobs
Dissertation title: Betrayal by Comrades-in-Arms: VA Health Care Experiences of Women Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

Erla Champ-Gibson
Dissertation title: Understanding Family Members’ Experiences of Facilitated Family Presence during Resuscitation

Victoria Sattler
Dissertation title: Psychometric Analysis of a Scale Used to Measure Patient Perceptions of Cultural Competency

Started in the summer of 2007, the Philosophy of Nursing program at WSU has graduated 34 doctoral prepared nurses.

DNP

Christina DiFerdinando DNP PH
Nicole Slack DNP FNP
Dev Brierley DNP PMHNP
Samira Pardakhtim Post MN DNP

MN

Ana Golde MN FNP
Diane Marines MN PH
Nikkiel LeFebre MN FNP
Benjamin Matthews MN FNP

NP Students – Start Planning your 2017 Continuing Education

Fitzgerald has amazing courses to increase your knowledge. Check out their comprehensive, current & convenient courses & cool venues!

E*Value

  • 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

New Microsoft Cloud services available

WSU Information Technology Services has enabled access to the following Microsoft cloud products. These products are available to current students, faculty and staff at no additional charge.

OneDrive for Business – Similar in functionality to Dropbox or Google Drive, OneDrive for Business will make available to current students, faculty and staff one terabyte (1TB) of cloud storage. Files stored on OneDrive can be accessed and synchronized by a variety of devices
(computers, tablets, smartphones) and web browsers securely over the Internet from anywhere.
Office 365 ProPlus – This cloud version of Office 2016 offers similar features and functionality to the version you can install on your PC or Mac, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. In addition, downloadable versions are available that can be installed locally on both personal computers (PC and Mac) that run the iOS and Android environments.
Further information about OneDrive and Office 365 ProPlus is available at the following web site: http://its.wsu.edu/Office-365/

Questions or assistance with installation of these products on your office computer can be directed to the Technical Support Center at 509-358-7748 or spok.it.help@wsu.edu.

More training dates for these services will be scheduled by WSU Spokane ITS in the near future. For the ITS training schedule, visit: https://spokane.wsu.edu/its/education-technology/training-schedule//its/education-technology/training-schedule/

Calling all Health Sciences Graduate Students

As you work on your programs of study and plans for registering for Spring 2017, please consider Nurs 523 – Educational Issues and Curriculum Analysis.  These course is appropriate for all graduate students in the health professions, including, but not limited to those considering an academic career. As health professionals we all have a responsibility to teach – peers, students, clients, the public – and this course examines the issues affecting education and how curriculum respond (or don’t!) to changes in the health environment.   This course is appropriate for you if you are teaching or are considering teaching as a part of your career path OR if you have administrative responsibilities to assure competence in work forces.  The course is appropriate for both master’s and doctoral programs.

Nurs 523 meets 5 times per term, and is offered only in the spring.  Please contact me if you have questions or interest in the course – I would be happy to provide additional information.

Jo Ann Walsh Dotson PhD RN

ph 509-324-7261 | joann.dotson@wsu.edu

New Professional Editing Service Center

Students, has your instructor or chair suggested you hire an editor? Faculty, do you need a second pair of eyes to look at your publication drafts? WSU writing program now has a New Professional Editing Service Center. This service is open to all grad students and faculty.

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

Scholarships

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

November

What Local Clinicians Need to Know

Eastern Washington University’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Spokane Regional Health District will co-host an event educating clinicians on the Zika Virus on Dec. 8 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in EWUC room 122.

Zika Virus Health Session

Plan now for December Holiday Reduced Operations

WSU closes each year during the last week in December. The 2016 schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Dec. 26 – WSU holiday
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 – WSU holiday
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Essential operations only
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 – Essential operations only
  • Friday, Dec. 30 – Essential operations only
  • Monday, Jan. 2 – WSU holiday

E*Value

  • 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).
  • Passport information for ALL students

Calling all Health Sciences Graduate Students

As you work on your programs of study and plans for registering for Spring 2017, please consider Nurs 523 – Educational Issues and Curriculum Analysis.  These course is appropriate for all graduate students in the health professions, including, but not limited to those considering an academic career. As health professionals we all have a responsibility to teach – peers, students, clients, the public – and this course examines the issues affecting education and how curriculum respond (or don’t!) to changes in the health environment.   This course is appropriate for you if you are teaching or are considering teaching as a part of your career path OR if you have administrative responsibilities to assure competence in work forces.  The course is appropriate for both master’s and doctoral programs.

Nurs 523 meets 5 times per term, and is offered only in the spring.  Please contact me if you have questions or interest in the course – I would be happy to provide additional information.

Jo Ann Walsh Dotson PhD RN

ph 509-324-7261 | joann.dotson@wsu.edu

New Professional Editing Service Center

Students, has your instructor or chair suggested you hire an editor? Faculty, do you need a second pair of eyes to look at your publication drafts? WSU writing program now has a New Professional Editing Service Center. This service is open to all grad students and faculty.

Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference

The conference theme, Living With(in) Borders: Immigration, Indigeneity, and Education, invites researchers from a wide range of disciplines to examine the following questions: How can researchers and practitioners contribute to more nuanced understandings of immigration, indigeneity, and education? How do we teach the historical record and ongoing issues of enslavement, dominance, and forced migration? How can we “speak back to manifest destinies” (Calderon, 2014)? In this conference we will discuss ways we can talk and act productively and sensitively about immigration, indigeneity, and education.

We invite proposals from diverse perspectives that address the conference theme. Such topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Student activism and immigrant justice
  • Post-colonial and Indigenous perspectives towards decolonizing research
  • Land Education and Place-Based Education
  • Immigration and language rights
  • Tribal sovereignty
  • Teaching immigration and indigeneity in K-12 and higher education
  • Allies in education and immigrants and indigenous peoples

Visit the website: https://education.wsu.edu/events/globalization/

Submission deadline: December 5, 2016 at 12 noon Pacific Time

Please see the attachment for instructions and form.

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

Upcoming Semester Dates

FALL 2016

  • 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)

Nominate Faculty and Staff for Crimson Spirit Award

If you have experienced exceptional customer service by a WSU faculty or staff, show them appreciation by nominating them for a Crimson Spirit Award. The monthly Crimson Spirit Award recognizes Washington State University faculty and staff who have provided exemplary service while representing WSU. Details on the award and how to nominate are found here.

Scholarships

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

October

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.
  • Criminal History Disclosure Form – all students are now required to complete an annual criminal history disclosure form. Please fill out and upload into E*Value NOW!!
  • 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).
  • Passport information for ALL students

Spokane Graduate Students

WSU-Spokane IT and Student Affairs offices have asked that we communicate with all WSU-Spokane students about issues they are experiencing with students using empty classrooms for study space without going through the classroom reservation process.  Additionally some students using the rooms are turning off equipment as technicians remotely prepare to connect to an upcoming class.  As you can imagine this would be an issue!

It is important that WSU-Spokane room usage data be collected.  To this end, please use the on-line room reservation request form that can be found at:  https://scheduling.wsu.edu/spokane/default.aspx

Use Mindfulness To Enhance Your Nursing Practice and Well Being

Mindfulness is a powerful approach to self-care. It’s purposefully paying attention in the present moment with a sense of acceptance and nonjudgment. Not being mindful or aware of the present moment due to immense pressure can cause unmanaged stress. Unmanaged stress can have detrimental effects on patient care and safety, and can lead to burnout—or worse.
Cultivating Mindfulness for Nursing Practice and Self-Care  was designed to explore how mindfulness can be used to enhance your nursing practice and your overall well-being. Throughout this online course, you will practice a variety of activities that promote mindfulness and you will learn strategies that will help you incorporate mindfulness practices into your everyday life. Register Now

Spring Internships: WA DC Health Care Policy Applications

The Alliance for Health Reform is now accepting applications for two health policy internships that run from January – May 2017

Interns at the Alliance receive a thorough education in health care economics and politics, the roots of the problems with our health care system, and the various proposed reform strategies. They have a variety of responsibilities including: research, health policy analysis, event planning and execution, web page updates, and some administrative duties. Students work closely with experienced policy professionals, congressional staffers, administrators, and other members of the policy community.

Applications must be received by Oct. 28. Visit our website for more information or to apply.

New Professional Editing Service Center

Students, has your instructor or chair suggested you hire an editor? Faculty, do you need a second pair of eyes to look at your publication drafts? WSU writing program now has a New Professional Editing Service Center. This service is open to all grad students and faculty.

Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference

The conference theme, Living With(in) Borders: Immigration, Indigeneity, and Education, invites researchers from a wide range of disciplines to examine the following questions: How can researchers and practitioners contribute to more nuanced understandings of immigration, indigeneity, and education? How do we teach the historical record and ongoing issues of enslavement, dominance, and forced migration? How can we “speak back to manifest destinies” (Calderon, 2014)? In this conference we will discuss ways we can talk and act productively and sensitively about immigration, indigeneity, and education.

We invite proposals from diverse perspectives that address the conference theme. Such topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Student activism and immigrant justice
  • Post-colonial and Indigenous perspectives towards decolonizing research
  • Land Education and Place-Based Education
  • Immigration and language rights
  • Tribal sovereignty
  • Teaching immigration and indigeneity in K-12 and higher education
  • Allies in education and immigrants and indigenous peoples

Visit the website: https://education.wsu.edu/events/globalization/

Submission deadline: December 5, 2016 at 12 noon Pacific Time

Please see the attachment for instructions and form.

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

Upcoming Semester Dates

FALL 2016

  • 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)

Scholarships

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

Events Calendar

September

Class Dates

Please plan accordingly!

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

Cleveland Visiting Scholar: Opportunities to Hear from Dr. Skiba

We have multiple opportunities next week to engage with our Cleveland Visiting Scholar, Dr. Diane Skiba. Please take a moment to see how you can participate!

  • All students via AMS: The student presentation is on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 9-10AM with AMS to all sites. No need to RSVP, just show up.
    WSU Spokane (SNRS 105, 205)
    WSU Tri-Cities (TNRS 1212, TNRS 1213 , TNRS 1214 , TNRS 1215)
    WSU Vancouver (VECS 120)
    Yakima Nursing (YNUR 107, 111, 104, 105)
    Walla Walla Community College
    Puyallup: TBD
  • Spokane students: We will continue the conversation with Dr. Skiba on Tuesday, Sept. 13, during a hosted lunch from 11:30-1:00. We encourage any of our students to attend. If interested, please RSVP here.
  • Spokane students: The community lecture and reception will be held at the Spokane Convention Center from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Normally tickets are $35, but because we have received generous support from sponsors, we can offer up to 20 seats to our students! If you would like to attend at no charge, please email Brooke Ledeboer (brooke.ledeboer@wsu.edu).
  • Spokane students are also invited to present their research during the first hour of the reception, and then attend the community event at no charge. If you have a poster and would like to exhibit it, please email Alli Benjamin (alli.benjamin@wsu.edu).

E*Value

  • If you’ve logged into E*Value this week, you’ll notice the new user interface! If you were not able to attend one of the multiple “E*Value ‘LIVE’ New User Interface Webinars” hosted over these past few weeks, not to worry! Click on this recorded webinar which includes a full tour of the new E*Value User Interface, along with the open Question & Answer portion.
  • Criminal History Disclosure Form – all students are now required to complete an annual criminal history disclosure form. Please fill out and upload into E*Value NOW!!
  • 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!
  • Passport Compliance: 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.  Passport information for ALL students

Professional Development and Training Programs

The Graduate School has developed a range of professional development and training programs around subjects important to Graduate students success in academia and careers beyond graduate school. Please view this list of events and consider attending! https://gradschool.wsu.edu/pdi/

Graduate School Orientation

The WSU Graduate Orientation was fantastic! It took place on August 16, 2016, and over 350 graduate students attended. With sessions on financial aid, residency and many others, we were able to get our students ready for their graduate education at WSU. A special thanks to all the students that attended. If you missed the orientation, please click here for the orientation YouTube videos.

Save the Date – Nursing Career Fair

October 13th

11:00 am-1:00pm

Spokane Nursing Building First Floor Lobby

Upcoming Semester Dates

FALL 2016

  • 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)

Scholarships

  • College of Nursing Scholarship page
  • CLICK HERE to apply for spring 2017 scholarship funding. The application deadline, including the deadline for references, is Monday, September 26, 2016. Please use Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox to access the application.

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

Events Calendar

August

Welcome!

Every month we publish a Grad News post with important messages, upcoming dates, deadlines, and highlight student success! Please feel free to email me (rmwagner@wsu.edu) if you have any comments, questions or suggestions! Thanks, Rychelle Wagner – Graduate Program Assistant

New Passport Requirement

Criminal History Disclosure Form – all students are now required to complete an annual criminal history disclosure form. Please fill out and return the form by August 31. Completed forms can be sent to rmwagner@wsu.edu (In the future, you will be able to add it to E*Value.)

Johnson & Johnson Awards PhD Student with $10,000 Scholarship

Doctoral student Leslie L. Randall poses outside Wilson-Short Hall on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 on the Washington State University Pullman campus.

Johnson & Johnson, a longtime advocate for nurses and the nursing profession, has awarded one WSU College of Nursing PhD student with a $10,000 scholarship. The scholarship is designated for an American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) nursing scholar in an effort to increase their representation among the nursing workforce.
Leslie Randall, a PhD candidate, received the scholarship. Randall is an enrolled member of the Nez Perce tribe from Idaho and began the PhD program at WSU in 2011.
“There are so few AIAN nurses compared to other races. We need our AIAN providers and nurses back home where they understand the culture and the population,” Randall said. →READ MORE

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!

Save the Date – Nursing Career Fair

October 13th

11:00 am-1:00pm

Spokane Nursing Building First Floor Lobby

New Students

Congratulations on your admission to WSU College of Nursing! Please thoroughly look over your program’s requirements. Most of the requirements are due before your first day of class! Please take time these next few weeks to upload your certificates, immunizations and complete required trainings so you are ready to go for fall semester.

Let me (rmwagner@wsu.edu)  know if you have any questions! Looking forward to working with you during your career at WSU!

Rychelle Wagner – Graduate Program Assistant

Upcoming Semester Dates

FALL 2016

  • 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)

Scholarships

Passport Compliance

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.

Deadlines

Don’t miss out on upcoming deadlines!

Job Opportunities

Events Calendar