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Students invited to take part in Lobby Day for Health Equity
January 23, 2019

Students are invited to take part in the annual Lobby Day for Health Equity

What is Lobby Day?

Every year on President’s Day (Feb. 18), Health Equity Circle brings 50+ students (from schools of public health, nursing, medicine, law, social work, and more) to Olympia to voice support for or against the passage of specific bills that are critical to health equity in Washington. During Lobby Day, small teams will meet with individual policymakers to tell their stories and influence votes. Not only is Lobby Day a chance to advance policy around social justice issues, it’s a great opportunity to gain lobbying skills, become … » More …

Presentation on student anxiety offered by CVM Teaching Academy
January 22, 2019

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching Academy offers a free brown-bag presentation on Jan. 30 called “The Landscape of Student Anxiety and what can be done about it.”

Participants will learn how to improve student engagement in the classroom and in clinics. Presenters are Dr. Valerie Ruso and Bethany Colaprete.

It’s a continuation of the first presentation held Jan. 16 – if you’d like to participate and missed the first session, you can find the recording here.

WHEN: Jan. 30, 2019

TIME: 12:10-1 p.m.



INFO: Contact Rachel Halsey,, or (509) 335-6015

Need a new work portrait?
January 22, 2019

If you need a new work portrait, campus photographer Cori Kogan will be taking portraits in SAC 515 on January 25, from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.  Free for all WSU employees.  Photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

NP students, faculty and NPs in the community invited to substance use workshop
January 17, 2019

The Nurse Practitioner Group of Spokane and the Washington State University College of Nursing are co-sponsoring a workshop called “Transforming Practice in Substance Use and Misuse.”

It will include educational sessions and networking opportunities. Topics include non-opioid pharmacological pain options, MAT, having difficult conversations, acupuncture and cannabanoids.

WHERE: WSU Health Sciences Spokane, Academic Center (SAC) Building
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
COST: Free to NPGS members, enrolled WSU NP students and NP graduate faculty. Cost is $150 for non-members.
REGISTRATION: Deadline to register is Feb. 23. Register at 
CE: Up to 7 CE hours and … » More …

Nominate yourself or a colleague for Women of Distinction awards
January 16, 2019

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women at WSU is calling for nominations for Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year.

The WSU Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually during National Women’s History Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of women to the academic and local community, and to our society.
Women of Distinction awardees usually include an alumna, an employee (faculty or staff), a student (undergraduate or graduate), and a woman not affiliated with WSU. All nominees for Women of Distinction awards are eligible for the Woman of the Year Award, and nominations from … » More …

Grant proposal assistance class enrolling students
January 16, 2019


The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) is currently enrolling participants in a grant development and writing assistance program for NSF CAREER proposals.

The course is offered at no cost, but enrollment is limited.

The ORAP team (Becky James, PhD; Maureen Bonnefin, CRA; Robert Finney, PhD) are experts in grant development and writing. We will challenge your thought process to help you effectively articulate your career plan, your research plan, and your outreach plan.


The course is scheduled to start January, 28th.  We will work with you through submission in July.

Faculty at all … » More …

Upcoming Lions Club Pig Roast/Auction supports our students
January 16, 2019

Spokane Central Lions Club, a community service organization has long supported our WSU College of Nursing students in many ways:

They supply glucose testing supplies for the community health students;
Health screening supplies
Opportunities for pediatric students to provide vision and hearing screenings
Pink Panther/diabetes education books for pediatric students using Camp STIX as a clinical rotation
And host a Pig Roast/Auction to raise money for nursing scholarships

Last year the Lions Club provided $35,000 in scholarships to CON students, raised at the annual Pig Roast and Auction. The club has expanded the auction this year to hopefully increase scholarships. … » More …

YWCA presents speaker on gender-based violence
January 16, 2019

The YWCA Spokane is bringing speaker Jackson Katz to Spokane for a talk on combating gender-based violence and domestic violence.

The talk is entitled “What it Means to be a Man,” and will explore the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.

When: Feb. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center, 702 E. Desmet Ave.

Register: $10 per person, register at



Nominations are open for CON awards
January 14, 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:


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

A reminder to WSNA members that the deadline for those awards is January 31, 2019. Details:

Take part in WSNA’s 2019 Advocacy Camp
January 11, 2019

WHAT: WSNA Advocacy Camp

Stand up. Speak up. Rise up.

The goal of WSNA’s 2019 Advocacy Camp is to educate nurses, nursing faculty, and nursing students about the legislative process and about how to effectively advocate for nurses and patients when meeting with legislators.

WHEN: January 28, 2019 8:30-1:00

WHERE: This year’s event will take place at the Red Lion Hotel in Tumwater

Register and details about the event:

The local WSNA Chapter, the Inland Empire Nurses Association will be sponsoring transportation with a charter bus to the event for only $10.00 departing on Sunday, January 27th at 11 AM from Spokane.

WSU … » More …

Feb. 1 Research First Friday: Acute and chronic care
January 11, 2019

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:

Feb. 1, 2019:    A Summary of the Research Cluster – Acute and Chronic Care

Cluster Lead:    Julie Postma, PhD, College of Nursing Spokane

Time:                    12:10 PM to 1:00 PM

Rooms:                   Spokane: SNRS 119, Tri-Cities: TNRS 1213, Vancouver: VLIB 210B, Yakima: YNUR 104


Kathy Bridwell • (509) 324-7258  •

AJN mentored writing award contest open for submissions
January 9, 2019

From Renee Hoeksel: 

Colleagues: from the American Journal of Nursing

“We wanted to take a moment to remind you that our 2019 Nurse Faculty Scholars/AJN Mentored Writing Award contest is now open for submissions. The deadline is April 1, 2019.

This is an annual program to promote mentorship and develop scholarly writing skills among nurses. The program is open to all RNs. Each candidate, working with a mentor, will develop and submit a paper to AJN. The winner will receive a certificate and a $500 award.

The mentee must be the first author of the submitted paper and must not have previously published as first author in … » More …

Send updates and missing info for Faculty/Staff Directory
January 3, 2019

The Faculty/Staff Directory has been updated with our new hires this semester. Some entries are missing information, however.

Please check your bio in the directory at and contact Addy Hatch with any missing information or updates.

If you need a photo, Cori Madeiros, campus photographer, will be taking portraits in January and Februrary at the following times. Please let Addy know if you don’t have a photo and will be having Cori take one, so she knows to look for it.

Friday, January 18, 11-12 p.m., in room SAC 515
Friday, February 22, 11-12 p.m., in room SAC 515

Share your work in Academic Showcase
December 19, 2018

Faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students are invited to share research, scholarship or creative work with the WSU academic community at Academic Showcase. This annual poster session will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019 on the WSU Pullman campus.

Each year, Academic Showcase features the outstanding work from all disciplines, campuses, and Extension offices. It is a wonderful opportunity to participate in Showcase, the week-long event celebrating WSU’s academic excellence.

To participate, submit an abstract of your work (250 words or less) by Wednesday, January 16. Please ensure you have read the submission guidelines. If you have any questions regarding the Academic Showcase … » More …