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Update on parking changes
March 22, 2019

Thanks for your feedback on the proposed parking changes.

With some help, the Facilities folks discovered an $83,000 annualized calculation error in the draft parking rate-increase spreadsheet.  The correction of this error reduces the cumulative proposed 3-year rate increase.

The new proposed increase numbers, based on initial feedback, are leveled-out over the 3 years instead of the lower initial increase in 2019-20 previously proposed.

The current proposal is:

Orange annual increase of $71 in 2019-20, $71 in 20-21 and $71 in 21-22
Green will increase $52 in 2019-20, $52 in 20-21 and $52 in 21-22

The Parking Advisory Committee will meet Monday, March … » More …

Sigma Honor Society spring induction and awards on March 28
March 21, 2019

Please join us for the Sigma Honor Society of Nursing Spring Induction & Awards Ceremony

WHEN: Thursday, March 28th 6:00pm Reception, 6:30 Food service, 7:00 Induction

WHERE: Gonzaga University, The John J. Hemmingson Center, 702 E. Desmet Ave

We are excited to welcome our new Inductees and present the annual Delta Chi, Dorsey scholarships, travel and
Excellence Awards

Our keynote speaker will be Kathleen Magonigle, a Family Nurse Practitioner, who practices at the home-like shelter, Anna Ogden Hall.

Our Delta Chi chapter will be accepting cash donations to purchase urgently needed items for the women & children in the recovery programs at Anna Ogden … » More …

Public Health Grand Rounds – March 29
March 21, 2019

The College of Nursing will be the site of an EWU Public Health Grand Rounds event on “Preventing Firearm Injuries and Deaths: Protecting our communities through a public health approach to reduce gun violence.”

Speakers are Therese Hansen, who manages the Injury and Violence Prevention section at the Washington State Department of Health, and Sgt. Jordan Fergus on the Spokane Police Department.

The event will explore how a public health approach to gun violence would better help understand trends in gun-related deaths and injuries, their causes and the impact of interventions, identifying risk factors associated with firearm injury and death (e.g. drug and alcohol misuse, … » More …

Reminder: Stop the Bleed training tomorrow
March 21, 2019

Providence Trauma Services will be in the College of Nursing in Spokane on March 22nd to give a free “Stop the Bleed” training to any interested faculty, staff or students.

The goal is to educate the Spokane community about how to quickly and effectively stop bleeding in a trauma situation. The class is roughly 90 minutes and is aimed at teaching people how to correctly apply tourniquets and utilize gauze or makeshift gauze to control bleeding.

The Stop the Bleed Coalition is focused on raising awareness of how, with the proper training and materials, death from bleeding can be prevented. Mass casualty events often present … » More …

Shandeigh Berry prelim examination scheduled
March 20, 2019


When: Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m.


Spokane: SNRS 205
Vancouver AMS: VLIB 210B
Yakima AMS: YNUR 105
UNITE: 777424

Title: Project PoppySeed: Experiencing Anencephaly, A Parent’s Perspective

Dissertation Chair: Gail Oneal, PhD, RN


Introduction: Perinatal loss refers to unintended or involuntary pregnancy loss occurring at any time within the perinatal period. Congenital anomalies are the leading cause of infant death in the United States (US), responsible for 20% of annual infant mortality. Nearly 25% of women who experience perinatal loss from anomalies, including anencephaly, develop … » More …

Medical tent volunteers needed for Bloomsday
March 19, 2019

From Sue Rossetti, Providence Healthcare: Providence is looking for Bloomsday volunteers to help in the medical tent at the finish line. If you are interested, please respond back to Leah Edwards, Providence Sacred Heart Adult ED Nurse Manager at  She will need a t-shirt size as well.  Hope to see many of you there!

Master’s oral exam for Elizabeth Merritt scheduled
March 15, 2019

Master’s Oral Examination for Elizabeth “Zibby” Merritt

Monday, April 15, 2019, 10 am
Spokane SNRS 203

“Exploring Perceptions of Providers Who Care for Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorders”

Chair: Jo Ann Dotson
Background: Pregnant women with substance use disorders (SUDs) present with unique needs that are often left unmet. When providers identify their explicit and implicit biases, patient outcomes for this vulnerable population improve. Reducing stigma as a barrier to care increases the likelihood that these women will engage in services.

Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship program seeks applicants
March 13, 2019

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is launching an Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship program starting June 2019. Applications due March 31st. Please share with your networks!

This opportunity is a great way to plug in at both the national and community level, gain skills and connections, take your career to the next level, and make a difference through helping to create a healthier environment. This fellowship for nurses focuses on addressing environmental health in your community and is designed to:

Increase your capacity to assess and address environmental health issues
Focus on community-level impact
Address environmental justice
Advance health equity

The … » More …

Call for abstracts for the INW Research Symposium
March 11, 2019

Call for Abstracts: The Inland Northwest Research Symposium is April 23, abstracts due April 5

All students, faculty, research assistants and researchers in the community are invited to submit abstracts for the 2019 Inland Northwest Research Symposium.

Abstracts for planned, ongoing and completed projects will be considered. Authors with accepted abstracts will be invited to present their work during the poster session on April 23, 2019. All are welcome to attend.

Abstract deadline is April 5, 2019.

Submit your abstract here.

For information:

Heads-up: December reduced operations will require 5 days of leave
March 8, 2019

Anita Martinez notes that people might want to plan ahead for December 2019 reduced operations.

The way the holidays fall this year, people on 12-month schedules will need to use 5 days of leave to take the customary amount of time off. Usually it’s 3 or 4 days.

For those who plan out their leave for the year, the December Holiday Reduced Operations Schedule for 2019 is:

Monday, 12/23 – Reduced Operations
Tuesday, 12/24 – Reduced Operations
Wednesday, 12/25 – Holiday
Thursday, 12/26 – Holiday
Friday, 12/27 – Reduced Operations
Monday, 12/30 – Reduced Operations
Tuesday, … » More …

Nominations are open for College of Nursing awards
March 8, 2019

The College of Nursing Awards Committee invites you to nominate exceptional students, faculty, and staff for the spring 2019 excellence awards. Information, nominations forms, and the drop box for submissions are located at:


Thanks to all of you that have submitted or are working on nominations to recognize the many deserving students, faculty, and staff at our college. This would be a great year to celebrate the excellence in our college.

Questions? Contact any member of the Awards Committee: Laura Wintersteen, Janessa Graves, Janet Purath, Sandy Carollo, Tulla Diede, Anita Martinez, Renee Hoeksel.