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Please join us for Research First Friday
November 16, 2018

Please join us for Research First Friday

We will be giving an overview of College of Nursing research according to research cluster. Please join us for the presentations and discussions:

Dec. 7:  A Summary of the Research Cluster – Interprofessional Education
Cluster Lead:  Lisa Day, PhD, College of Nursing Spokane

Time:  12:10 PM to 1:00 PM

Rooms:  Spokane: SNRS 119, Tri-Cities: TNRS 1212, Vancouver: VLIB 210B


Kathy Bridwell • (509) 324-7258  •



S1s launch holiday door-decorating fundraiser
November 16, 2018

Attention Staff and faculty: It’s that time of year again; the door decorating fundraiser is upon us!

If you are interested in having your door decorated in the holiday fashion, let us know. For a mere $15 and some supplies, we will decorate your door to look nice and spiffy for the holidays. If you don’t want to buy supplies, fear not, your door can still be decorated for only $20!

We will be accepting requests through the morning of Nov. 27. If you’re interested, email any of the following students:

Nominate a colleague for a WSU Excellence Award
November 15, 2018

The Washington State University Employee Excellence Award Program recognizes outstanding contributions to our university and the Spokane community by WSU Spokane employees. The high-quality performance of our staff is essential to WSU Spokane’s ability to deliver on its mission, and we greatly appreciate the service that everyone provides each and every day.

The nominee may be someone in a civil service, administrative professional position, or a department/ group/ committee that provides outstanding service in his/her job on the WSU Spokane campus.

The recipients are awarded a plaque and their names are engraved on a permanent display outside the Chancellor’s office. These recipients are also recognized … » More …

Nursing and VetMed host second successful people+pets clinic
November 14, 2018

Dogs, cats and their people cycled through the second Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic at Washington State University Health Sciences last week, all getting free vaccinations, screenings and simple treatments from WSU nursing and veterinary medicine students.

After the health care came the fun stuff: dogs were outfitted with crimson-and-gray coats and harnesses, while cats were offered collars and carriers. Their owners got pet food, treats and other supplies.

“People are more concerned about their animals than themselves,” said Joyce Griffin-Sobel, dean of the WSU College of Nursing, as she supervised a coat fitting for Jasmine, a terrier. The event “is my favorite day … » More …

Suture clinic looking for preceptors
November 14, 2018

The Pharmacy Institute for Healthcare Improvement student group is sponsoring a suture clinic.  They are in need of faculty who will be willing to be preceptors for this event.

If you can help, please contact: Lynn Nguyen
Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2020
WSU IHI Communication Liaison
Washington State University College of Pharmacy | (805) 210 9455

Here is the info received from the group:

Last year we had 15 spots available for Nursing, and it was all filled up within hours. Same goes for spots for pharmacy, medicine, NEP,…Due to the high volume of demand, we are planning to host a … » More …

Call for applications: 2019 Macy Faculty Scholars Program
November 13, 2018

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the ninth class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators and future leaders in medicine and nursing. With support from the Macy Foundation, Scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities.

Chosen Scholars will receive:
• Salary support of up to $100,000 per year for two years
• At least 50% protected time for two years to pursue an educational innovation project
• Active mentorship by a senior faculty … » More …

WIN call for award nominations now open
November 8, 2018

The College of Nursing Awards Committee wants to call your attention to another opportunity at WIN — the annual call for Award Nominations, which is open now.

Nominations are due by November 15th and each nominee needs a sponsor and two co-sponsors.

Shelly Fritz was recognized last year as a new researcher in Geriatric Nursing Research and Catherine Van Son in 2012 for her excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education.

Consider nominating a deserving colleague for one of the awards listed at this WIN website:

David Oni to defend dissertation
November 6, 2018

David Oni, PhD candidate, will defend his doctoral dissertation on Thursday, Nov. 15.

His research topic is “Foot Self-Care Practices Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Ulcers: The Lived Experience.”

Oni’s dissertation chair is Julie Postma, PhD, RN.

His final defense will take place from 10-11 a.m. in SNRS 203 in Spokane. It will be available via AMS in: Vancouver, VLB 210B; Tri-Cities, TNRS 1211; Yakima, YNUR 104; and UNITE, 6039


Need stock art? Let Addy know
November 6, 2018

If you need stock images or graphics for any upcoming reports, posters or promotional materials, please let Addy know. We have more than 60 paid-for licenses for images that we’ll lose once we transfer the Adobe Stock account to Addy’s name from Sarah’s, so we might as well use them.

Please send Addy ( a list of what you’re looking for.

ICNE and CON grads wanted for a group photo
November 1, 2018

If you’re on social media, you might have seen group photos of Coug Nurse grads who work together at hospitals and clinics around the state recently.

Sue Perkins had a great idea to ask the WSU or ICNE grads who work at the College of Nursing to pose for such a group shot.

If that’s you, and you’re interested, please let Addy know when you’re available to gather for a photo. ( Thanks!


Support student bake sale!
October 24, 2018

Alpha Sigma is a newly chartered chapter of the Alpha Tau Delta (ATD) professional nursing fraternity. This chapter serves to bring all nursing student cohorts together. Alpha Sigma’s goal is to promote camaraderie, leadership, and personal growth of its members by supporting each other and serving the Spokane community.

In order to raise funds for future student events and community projects, ATD will be hosting a Thanksgiving themed bake sale on Wednesday, November 14th in the SAC from 12-2pm and Thursday, November 15th in the Nursing Building from 12-2pm.

The Bake Sale Committee Chair (Becca Wright) and the rest of ATD’s members would like to … » More …

Healthy Work Environment Committee Hosting Halloween Potluck!
October 24, 2018

The second floor is hosting a Faculty and Staff Halloween Potluck on Wednesday, October 31st from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in 205 with games in 217 as the Healthy Work Environment event. A signup sheet is outside of the lab (217) on the bulletin board in case anyone is interested in signing up to bring a treat.