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Research First Friday Schedule
September 21, 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:

October 5: Behavioral Health – Led by Linda Eddy, PhD, Vancouver Nursing
November 2: Health Care Service Delivery – Led by Janessa Graves, PhD, Spokane Nursing
December 7: Interprofessional Education – Led by Lisa Day, PhD, Spokane Nursing
February 1: Acute and Chronic Care – Led by Julie Postma, PhD, Spokane Nursing

Time: 12:10 PM to 1:00 PM

Spokane: SNRS 119
Tri-Cities: TNRS 1212
Vancouver: VLB … » More …

AAPPN conference in October cancelled
September 20, 2018

The Association for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (AAPPN) organization notified us that one of their primary speakers for the October conference was injured and is not able to present. That conference was scheduled for October 20, here on the WSU Health Sciences campus.

The October conference has been cancelled. AAPPN plans to reschedule for Spring 2019 – details to come.

Can you contribute a basket to Cougar Colleagues raffle?
September 19, 2018

The College of Nursing will contribute two gift baskets to a Cougar Colleagues fund-raising raffle at the All Campus Potluck on Oct. 3.

Development will contribute one basket, but we’re looking for a unit or a group of friends or colleagues to contribute a second.

If you’re interested in helping, please contact Addy or Sarah S. in communications – thanks and Go Cougs!


New fillable forms on the nursing finance website
September 18, 2018

Finance has revised many of the college’s most used forms and they are now easier to use and more efficient.  Please toss your previous hard copy forms. Most of the new forms are now fillable and email directly to the finance staff who handles them when you hit SUBMIT. If you are having difficult using any of the new forms, please contact Cathy Engel,

The new forms are located on the finance website.


Celebrating research success – submit items for upcoming newsletter
September 18, 2018

We will be continuing to publish our Research Successes bulletin for the College of Nursing. We have been tracking research successes all summer and we’re looking forward to getting a bulletin out this month. Please follow these easy steps if you’d like to include your work in the Research Successes:

To have grants and manuscripts included on this informal list:

Please contact Kathy Bridwell when you know your grant is awarded ( We want to celebrate these as soon as you find out!
Please email Kathy Bridwell ( if a grant or contract did not go through the erex process
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Are you a provider who interacts with pregnant and/or postpartum women?
September 18, 2018

Washington State University is conducting a study on healthcare providers’ perceptions of marijuana use during pregnancy, postpartum, and while breastfeeding. Your input as a healthcare provider who interacts with pregnant and/or postpartum women is really important to us. We are hoping to interview 10 healthcare providers to gain their perspectives on this topic. This interview will be about an hour and you will earn a $50 gift card. Washington State University Institutional Review Board has approved this study.

If you are interested in participating please call 509-358-7707 to schedule an interview. If you know of other healthcare providers who may wish to be interviewed, please … » More …

The Office of Research will be awarding a $500 prize for best “Big Ideas”
September 18, 2018

The Office of Research will be awarding a $500 prize for best “Big Ideas” submitted by an individual or team from WSU to the NSF 2026 Idea Machine (details below). To be eligible you must submit your idea to NSF by October 5th and send proof of submission to The WSU “Big Ideas” Prize winner will be announced on Monday, October 15th during the launch of Research Week.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) … » More …

Spokane Campus Safety Announcement
September 12, 2018

From Sergeant Michael Norman, Office of Campus Safety, WSU Health Sciences Spokane       

There were two vehicle prowls on campus last week, resulting in lost/stolen items. Both vehicles prowled had known door lock malfunctions or were not in working order. Also, both vehicles had items left in them within sight from the outside, such as backpacks, books, electronics or tools. Car prowling and most thefts in general are crimes of opportunity. Almost 90% of our incident reports on campus that involve bicycle thefts, theft from offices or public spaces, and thefts from vehicles involve an opportunity that could have been avoided. Take away the backpack, laptop, … » More …

Army medics in training
Army National Guard trains combat medics at WSU in new partnership
September 12, 2018

A new partnership between the Washington Army National Guard 161st Infantry unit and the Washington State University College of Nursing brought 30 combat medics to the college for two days of training over the weekend.

Working in the College of Nursing’s simulation lab, groups of medics rotated between practicing skills like starting IVs, giving injections, and inserting Intraosseous catheters. Then they participated in a hands-on patient care scenario in a Battalion Aid Station setting, treating a wounded soldier who was in an IED blast and fire fight, treating gunshot wounds and shock brought about by severe blood or fluid loss.

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WIN abstracts due Oct. 15
September 12, 2018

In preparation for the 2019 WIN Conference in San Diego, April 10-13, we want to remind you that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2019 conference is Monday, October 15.

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Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses conference Oct. 20
September 12, 2018

The Washington state Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses will be holding a half-day conference on the Spokane campus.

AAPPN’s Spokane Master Class: “Navigating the complexities of Somatic Symptom Disorder and Conversion Disorder” on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, on the WSU-Spokane campus. CEs: 3.5 hours, including 2.5 pharmacotherapeutic hours—ANCC approval pending