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Registration for Cleveland Visiting Scholar Community Event Now Open
August 4, 2020

The WSU College of Nursing welcomes Dr. G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, as our 2020 Cleveland Visiting Scholar. Dr. Alexander is currently a Professor in the School of Nursing, Special Assistant to the Dean of the Adams School of Dentistry and formerly the Associate Vice -Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion/ Chief Diversity Officer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Student Event: Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar Student Event
Online presentation TBA

Community Event: Friday, September 25, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar Community Event<br ... » More …

GIESO accepting applications and nominations for new members
August 4, 2020

The President’s Commission on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation (GIESO) is enthusiastically accepting applications and nominations for new members from all WSU campuses. Interested staff, faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 1, 2020.

GIESO is a dedicated group of staff, faculty and students working to support the LGBTQ+ community in the Washington State University system. The Commission advises the President and Associate Vice President for Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence about the needs and concerns of campus communities relating to gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Additionally, GIESO designs and implements … » More …

New Law for Health Care Providers: Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1608
August 4, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Governor Inslee signed into law Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1608 prohibiting health care entities from limiting health care providers’ ability to give medically accurate information to their patients if a provider is acting in good faith, within the provider’s scope of practice, education, training, and experience, including specialty areas of practice and board certification, and within the accepted standard of care. This includes information related to the Death with Dignity Act (RCW 70.245).

This law also requires health care providers and entities to provide a copy of Department of Health created information regarding this law at the time of … » More …

Please welcome Jennifer Lutey to the CON
July 31, 2020

Please welcome Jennifer Lutey to the College of Nursing as the Finance Office’s new Purchasing & Buyer Specialist.

Jeni comes to WSU with 15 years experience at EWU where she was involved in transitioning EWU to a new ERP system. Jeni is well versed in Washington

state procurement and we’re excited to have her expertise on our team.

When asked about herself, Jeni said she and her husband enjoy traveling to beach destinations and have visited Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and several islands in the Caribbean.

Jeni can be reached at, NRS136.

Grants available for worker health and safety research projects
July 29, 2020

The Professional Training Opportunities Program (PTOP) through the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety offers small grants for research projects and activities that address worker health or safety.

Applicants are welcome from any discipline or field of study, including students earning associate’s degrees as well as undergraduate, graduate or post-doctorate degrees. Applications are also welcome from nonprofit staff and employees at organizations interested in developing expertise in occupational health and safety.

Grants of no more than $10,000 (including direct and indirect costs) will be made to support:

(1)    A research project or demonstration.

(2)    An internship or other learning experience.

(3)    An activity or … » More …

If you’re getting emails about MFA, you need to act before Aug 4
July 22, 2020

Starting Aug. 4, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will be required for more than 90 departmental and university-wide applications including Blackboard, Zoom, Outlook, Office 365 applications, and more.


Outlook (including web version at will be the only supported email application. Mobile device users need to be aware of this change and shift to Outlook email and calendar on all devices.

Apple mail and calendar applications are not supported; however, Outlook is offered for Mac users in both desktop and mobile form.

If you are receiving weekly reminders to update your email for MFA implementation, please complete the needed changes to avoid access issues on … » More …

Nightingale Leadership Series
July 16, 2020

The Nightingale Leadership Series is presented by the University of Washington, and is designed to inspire the next generation of nurses and nurse leaders to “think creatively, collaboratively, and innovatively for the profession’s future of positive impact.” Webinars are offered free of cost to clinical partners, state and federal agencies, and organizations.

» Learn more 

College website usability survey – please take a moment to complete
July 15, 2020

All Current Faculty and Staff,

The College of Nursing Communications Department is working to improve the usability, design, and user experience of the college’s website. As a faculty/staff member at the college who uses the site, your input is extremely valuable and will help inform much needed improvements to the website. Please take a few moments to answer this short survey. Please respond by Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

If link doesn’t open for you, please copy/paste this URL into your browser address bar:
Customize Link

New grant and contract award summary published
July 15, 2020

WSU Health Sciences Spokane recently closed out another productive fiscal year in terms of grants and contracts awarded for sponsored projects.

To learn more about recently funded projects, check out the latest grant and contract award summary, which covers activities funded from April through June of this year. You can find the summary on the Office of Research website.

This week: Our Healthy Work Culture
July 14, 2020

Join us each Wednesday from noon-1 on ZOOM. Enjoy your lunch and connect with others.,

Today’s thought:
“The kindly word that falls today may bear its fruit tomorrow.”

Each week our Healthy Work Culture committee will offer a thought for the day, and information about upcoming events. If you have something to contribute, please send them to Mike Lynch, at

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) scheduled for August 4
July 14, 2020

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for more WSU applications including Office 365, Blackboard, Adobe, Cougar Card, and more, is rescheduled for the evening of August 4.

Why MFA? Why Now?

With more than 80% of all data breaches being due to compromised individual login credentials, MFA is the reigning security standard across many industries including higher education, health care, defense and finance.

Universities such as WSU are a prime target for cyber criminals due to the collaborative access provided between user accounts. A single university account holder might have direct access to sensitive information across multiple academic and business departments including research, payroll, student data and more.

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College of Nursing State of Affairs 2020
July 10, 2020

The College of Nursing communications department has worked with college leadership to design and develop the State of Affairs 2020 document for the college. This document includes updates and information about the following:

History of the college
Updated Org Chart
Strategic Plan
Opportunities, Challenges, and Summer Activities for all college campuses, programs and departments

You can read the State of Affairs online.

Free CE for Faculty & Preceptors Available
July 10, 2020

WSU College of Nursing faculty and preceptors are invited to participate in free continuing education courses.

The courses were developed by content experts and are partially funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Currently the following three free courses are offered, with another two courses to be added soon. You can now view the following:

Improve Your Preceptor Skills: Best Practices: developed by Sarah Fincham, Clinical Assistant Professor at the WSU College of Nursing, and Todd Smith, ARNP at CHAS Health.
In this course participants will learn to identify key elements of an effective clinic orientation checklist, describe steps of … » More …