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Blog: WSU students take part in People of Peru Project for 13th year
May 18, 2018

This year, 19 students accompanied by four faculty are partnering with the People of Peru Project (POPP) in Iquitos for the 13th year in order to fulfill the POPP mission of “Relief of human suffering, caring for children, education for self-help and planting the seeds of hope.”

Save the Date Oct. 4: Cleveland Visiting Scholar Breakfast
May 18, 2018

The WSU College of Nursing welcomes Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Richmond’s work focuses on the psychological effects of trauma and how that affects recovery. She’s passionate about using nursing science to prevent injury and violence and improve outcomes, particularly in patients from vulnerable urban populations worldwide – those who live on the margins of society, have limited resources, or live in pervasively violent communities. Her work is informed by an early clinical position in a Washington D.C. trauma ICU, and she went on to co-found what’s now a vibrant interdisciplinary center at the University … » More …

How to Increase Your Professional Quality of Life While Working in Health Care: A Workshop
May 11, 2018

Facilitated by Catherine “Cat” Mayberry, MA, LMHC, MHPA (Candidate)

A One -Day Workshop to Increase Professional Resilience
This Workshop Will Cover:

How Professional Quality of Life is Measured
Gaining Control of Stress, Burnout and Impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress
Compassion Fatigue versus Compassion Satisfaction
Tools for Hope to Self-Regulate and Increase your Professional Intentionality
5 Key Resiliency Skills to Increase Compassion Satisfaction

Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am – 4:00pm

WSU’s Health Education and Research Building (HERB)
Rm. #432
665 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202 Lunch will be Provided

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Save the Date Friday Aug. 17: Cultural Competency-Hispanic Patients
May 10, 2018

Save the date! More information to follow.

Cultural Competency: Hispanic Patients

Friday, August 17, 2018  |  12-1:30 p.m.

Spokane Campus
Eastern Washington Center Building
668 N. Riverpoint Boulevard Auditorium, Room 122.

Attend online or in person!

Session Presenter: Victoria D. Larios, BSN RN was born in Jalisco, Mexico to Hispanic Immigrants.  She was brought to the United States at the young age of one year old by her parents and has lived in the Yakima area for most of her life.  She pursued her nursing career after starting a family of her own and enjoys working and caring for the undeserved Hispanic populations.  … » More …

Congratulations to our student Spring Excellence Award recipients!
May 10, 2018

The Awards Committee congratulates the College of Nursing faculty, staff, and students for a successful campaign to recognize Outstanding Students across the College for Spring 2018. The number of nominations rose to new heights! Congratulations to all the nominators, nominees, and recipients of these awards.

BSN Clinical Excellence – Kailee Draine
Outstanding BSN Student – Yaamen Aidaas
Outstanding RN-BSN Student – Mathew Freeman
Outstanding MN Student – Annette Jenkins
Outstanding DNP Student – Tod Peterson
Outstanding PhD Student – Leslie Randall

A full report for both fall and spring is included in the 2017-18 annual report for the Awards … » More …

Robbie Paul Receives Award
Robbie Paul Receives Women of Courage Award
May 10, 2018

Dr. Roberta Paul (Robbie), who retired from the WSU College of Nursing in 2017, has been chosen as a 2018 Women of Courage Honoree.  Dr. Paul was recognized at a celebration in Seattle put on by the University of Washington Women’s Center.

The 2018 honorees were chosen based on their character and actions to create a more equitable and compassionate community through the advancement of women, political and social change and the demonstration to better society beyond personal self.

Call for Nominations: Faculty Excellence in Research Award
May 7, 2018


The nomination process is now open for the Faculty Excellence in Research Award in the College of Nursing. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Thursday May 10.


Current faculty member working 50% or more during the award year.
Completed at least one full year teaching at WSU College of Nursing.

Criteria: Outstanding research based on the follow criteria:

Develops and implements a line of inquiry in research.
Receives extramural funding for research.
Communicates and disseminates own research findings.
Promotes and facilitates research in less experienced faculty, community individuals, and/or groups.

The Awards Committee congratulates the … » More …

Sign up for Hoopfest
May 2, 2018

Ready to show off your basketball skills? The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, in partnership with the Wellness Collaborative, is sponsoring five campus teams comprised of faculty and staff. They would like to see every area of the campus represented, including at least one team from each of the following: