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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

July

Graduate Quantitative Analysis Course

There is a new graduate course in quantitative data analysis for environmental science being offered this fall.  See the attachment for more details.

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! Before completing your Graduate Passport, please review E*Value training #1 located on our E*Value home page. Please thoroughly look over your program’s requirements. Most of the requirements are due before your first day of class! Please take time this summer 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

Upcoming Semester Dates

SUMMER 2016

  • July 29 – Last day of instruction

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

June

PhD Student Receives Scholar Excellence Grant

Laura-Sherburne-web

Laura Sherburne, a PhD student at the college, was named a recipient of a Scholar Excellence grant, allowing her to attend the Swiss PhD Platform in Nursing Science (SPINE) Summer School, hosted jointly by the University of Basel and the University of Lausanne. The summer school is titled, “Genomics and the Science of Symptom Management,” which aims to improve healthcare professionals’ understanding of the underlying mechanisms of common symptoms for which patients usually seek medical care, such as pain, fatigue, anxiety, sleep disturbances, etc. The course will span over one week in Basel, Switzerland, and offers participants with limited experience in genetics, genomics, and symptom management research the chance to develop and further advance their understanding in this field. Only six recipients were selected to receive the SPINE Summer School – Scholar Excellence Grant.

New Students

Congratulations on your admission to WSU College of Nursing! Before completing your Graduate Passport, please review E*Value training #1 located on our E*Value home page. Please thoroughly look over your program’s requirements. Most of the requirements are due before your first day of class! Please take time this summer 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

Upcoming Semester Dates

SUMMER 2016

  • July 29 – Last day of instruction

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

Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunity

With the generosity of the Hansen Foundation, the College of Nursing is able to offer doctoral students (DNP and PhD) scholarships (up to $500) to offset travel expenses associated with the dissemination of their dissertation or transformation project. In some limited cases, the scholarship can be used to pay for costs associated with helping to  prepare their study results. The graduate student should submit the Carl M. Hansen Scholarship Request Form for Students to the Associate Dean for Research as instructed on the form. If an award is approved, the student will receive a letter via email indicating the amount of the award and instructions on how to receive the award.

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

June

PhD Student Receives Scholar Excellence Grant

Laura-Sherburne-web

Laura Sherburne, a PhD student at the college, was named a recipient of a Scholar Excellence grant, allowing her to attend the Swiss PhD Platform in Nursing Science (SPINE) Summer School, hosted jointly by the University of Basel and the University of Lausanne. The summer school is titled, “Genomics and the Science of Symptom Management,” which aims to improve healthcare professionals’ understanding of the underlying mechanisms of common symptoms for which patients usually seek medical care, such as pain, fatigue, anxiety, sleep disturbances, etc. The course will span over one week in Basel, Switzerland, and offers participants with limited experience in genetics, genomics, and symptom management research the chance to develop and further advance their understanding in this field. Only six recipients were selected to receive the SPINE Summer School – Scholar Excellence Grant.

New Students

Congratulations on your admission to WSU College of Nursing! Before completing your Graduate Passport, please review E*Value training #1 located on our E*Value home page. Please thoroughly look over your program’s requirements. Most of the requirements are due before your first day of class! Please take time this summer 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

Upcoming Semester Dates

SUMMER 2016

  • July 29 – Last day of instruction

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

Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunity

With the generosity of the Hansen Foundation, the College of Nursing is able to offer doctoral students (DNP and PhD) scholarships (up to $500) to offset travel expenses associated with the dissemination of their dissertation or transformation project. In some limited cases, the scholarship can be used to pay for costs associated with helping to  prepare their study results. The graduate student should submit the Carl M. Hansen Scholarship Request Form for Students to the Associate Dean for Research as instructed on the form. If an award is approved, the student will receive a letter via email indicating the amount of the award and instructions on how to receive the award.

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

May

Spokane Students

Please check your student file on the 4th floor!

Upcoming Semester Dates

SUMMER 2016

  • May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday (All University Holiday)
  • July 29 – Last day of instruction

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

Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunity

With the generosity of the Hansen Foundation, the College of Nursing is able to offer doctoral students (DNP and PhD) scholarships (up to $500) to offset travel expenses associated with the dissemination of their dissertation or transformation project. In some limited cases, the scholarship can be used to pay for costs associated with helping to  prepare their study results. The graduate student should submit the Carl M. Hansen Scholarship Request Form for Students to the Associate Dean for Research as instructed on the form. If an award is approved, the student will receive a letter via email indicating the amount of the award and instructions on how to receive the award.

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

April

WSU College of Nursing Welcomes Dean Griffin-Sobel

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“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

SOC592: Poverty and Families

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

– Gina McKenzie
Music Therapy as an Intervention for Managing Agitation in Individuals with Alzheimers: A Literature Review

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.

white coat ceremony on 4-13-2016

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.

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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

SUMMER 2016

  • May 9th – First day of instruction
  • May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday (All University Holiday)
  • July 29 – Last day of instruction

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

March

Call for Nominations for Spring Excellence Awards

Nominations are due April 11th.

Spokane Students Graduating Spring 2016

Commencement RSVP is up and live!

Graduate Grant Writing Workshop

This is a notification regarding the April 9th, 2016 Graduate Grant Writing Workshop offered by the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (formerly part of the Office of Grant and Research Development). From now on, the workshop will be offered free-of-charge solely via an online format. This will provide students from all campuses equal access to the materials with no cost barriers. In addition, the software used to produce the online workshop will allow students to slow down or speed up the videos and to search for keywords within the verbal and written materials.

If you have already paid for the workshop, you will be refunded and/or your check will be voided, but your registration will remain active. If you are still interested in signing up for the workshop, please do so via this link.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Hannah Merley

Graduate Support Coordinator

Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships 509-335-3825

Upcoming Semester Dates

SUMMER 2016

  • May 9th – First day of instruction
  • May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday (All University Holiday)
  • July 29 – Last day of instruction

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