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Fire drill scheduled Sept. 25
September 18, 2019

Campus fire drills will be conducted the week of Sept. 23-26. A fire drill for the Nursing building will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Just a heads-up as you schedule meetings, conference calls, research projects or tests. For questions, please contact Norene Phillipson at

Free film on vaccinations followed by panel discussion (Spokane)
September 18, 2019

Spokane Rotary Club 21 has invited faculty, staff and students at the WSU College of Nursing to a free film showing and panel discussion on vaccinations next Tuesday.

What: Screening of a one-hour documentary about the man who developed more than 40 vaccines, estimated to have saved 8 million lives each year – “Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children.” The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with area healthcare professionals Deb Harper, pediatrician; Gretchen LaSalle, physician; and Kari Lidbeck, director of immunizations at the Spokane Regional Health District.
When: Tues., Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m.
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CON committees looking for volunteers
September 13, 2019

Washington State University College of Nursing Committee Openings 2019-2020
Looking for volunteers by Friday Sept. 20th by noon for elected and appointed committees.

Elected Faculty Governance Committees:

Faculty Affairs Committee: instructor or senior instructor                  for 1 year

Undergraduate Admissions/Progression: tenured faculty                    for 1 year

Graduate Curriculum: graduate faculty open rank                                  for 1 year

If interested in running for any of these openings, contact Anna Fulton or Tulla Diede


Dean’s Appointed Committees:

Awards Committee: student & faculty awards for fall and spring. Any rank, any track. Especially looking for representatives from campuses other than Spokane and a staff representative … » More …

Mary Lee Roberts will give prelim defense Sept. 18
September 12, 2019


Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM

Spokane: SNRS 203
Vancouver AMS: VLIB 210B

Join Zoom Meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: Meeting ID: 791 542 782



Dissertation Chair: Mel Haberman, PhD, RN, FAAN

More than 20,000 female adolescents across the United States enter substance use treatment each year. For many of these young females, their relationships and social connections with friends, family, and people in their communities have been, and continue to … » More …

New employees at WSU Health Sciences invited to welcome session
September 11, 2019

Human Resource Services will be presenting a Welcome! session for new (or in a new position) WSU Health Sciences Spokane employees. This session will cover the Spokane campus history, policies, how to navigate the campus, and other informative topics.

The Welcome! session is a supplemental presentation to the WSU New Employee Orientation presented by HRS Pullman (3-part workshop over the course of 1 day), which covers details of benefits and retirement plans.

Welcome! sessions will be held once a month, and the next session is scheduled for:

Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: SAC 515

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Call for posters for Sigma Theta Tau research meeting
September 10, 2019

Call for Posters:  You are invited to submit abstracts for a poster session at the Sigma Theta Tau Research Meeting and Induction 2019. Abstracts are due on or before 10/7/2019.

The purpose of this meeting is to promote communication about nursing research, education, practice, and leadership in the community.  A poster session is a visual display of completed OR in-progress work. We will provide a mechanism to display your poster.

Our Research Meeting and Induction will be held on Monday November 4, 2019 5 – 8 PM in the Globe Room (across from College Hall) at Gonzaga University located at: 502 E Boone Ave. Spokane, … » More …

Become a member of the President’s Commission the Status of Women
September 9, 2019

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women is requesting applications for a special election for new voting members for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Students, faculty, and staff of all genders are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The Commission is composed of faculty, administrative professionals, civil service employees, and students from all campuses who are charged with gathering data, monitoring emerging trends, and making policy recommendations directly to President Kirk Schulz regarding matters affecting the lives of women in our WSU communities.

The Commission also works in conjunction with other WSU organizations to sponsor and present events such as the Women of Distinction Recognition Luncheon and Symposium.

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Breastfeeding mothers sought for a study, please share with your networks
September 4, 2019

Dr. Natsuko Wood is conducting a study involving breastfeeding mothers and is looking for participants to take a short survey. Please share the following with any friends, family, professional networks or contacts you think appropriate:


The Washington State University College of Nursing is conducting a study on assessing breastfeeding relationships between mother and baby.

We are seeking breastfeeding mothers who:

Have started breastfeeding after childbirth
Are breastfeeding baby directly on the breast as one of their feeding methods
Have a healthy, full-term, single baby
Are 1 week to 6 weeks postpartum
Can speak, write, and read English

Participants will … » More …

RSVP for Tell the College of Nursing’s Story with Joe Albert
September 3, 2019

The College of Nursing will host an event, led by noted leadership consultant and trainer Joe Albert, on Friday, September 13 at 11:30 AM. Joe Albert will lead College of Nursing faculty and staff through a session to help us tell our story in this, our 50th year.

• Spokane: Room 205
• TC, Yakima and Vancouver: TBD

Lunch will be provided to all attendees, including attendees from Vancouver and Tri-Cities. Please RSVP via the provided link by Monday, September 9.

Fall Festival of Wellness in Spokane is Sept. 23
August 29, 2019

Attend the Fall Festival of Wellness (WSU Health Sciences Spokane) on Monday, Sept. 23

Join your fellow colleagues and celebrate the season with an array of fun fall festivities on Monday, Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the SAC patio.

No need to head to Green Bluff on this day, just step out of your office, onto the main lawn and you’ll enjoy the following:

Pumpkin donuts and apple cider
Photo booth
Live music
Massages (must pre-register, faculty and staff only)
Petting zoo (puppies/kittens)
Fun games: Ping pong, croquet, Frisbee and corn hole
Dunk the … » More …