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Information on WIN conference guide, research posters

Congratulations if you’ll be participating in WIN 2019 in April. Here are a few things you’ll need to know to get ready.

Conference Guide

As in years past, we’ll publish a conference guide detailing all the participants from the WSU College of Nursing. To be included in this guide, please fill out the following form:

DEADLINE: March 15


You’ll find templates for research posters here: :    NOTE: Please make sure to read the guidelines before you get started.

If you need stock photos, please take a look here and let me know what you’d like:

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Reminder: FGO meeting Friday

Reminder, there’s a Faculty Governance Organization meeting on Friday, Dec. 7, from 2-4 p.m.

Locations: Room 005 in Spokane; via AMS for Tri-Cities (TNRS 1211); Vancouver (VLB 210B); and Yakima (YNUR 111).

An agenda, minutes from the last meeting and supporting documents can be found on the Intranet: FGO, Steering Committee

Your attendance is really appreciated.  We cannot have a vote on faculty issues without a quorum.

If you need to call in, please contact: Sarah Griffith at for the call in number.


Printing services changes for students

For student printing, the WSU Health Sciences campus will be converting to a service called WEPA. This service allows students to create an account and then send print jobs from anywhere, from any device.

Prints can be picked up at a station on the 3rd floor of Nursing, 1st floor of Pharmacy or in the Library in SAC.  While the WEPA station is already up and running, the current Pharos printer in the 3rd floor computer lab will be decommissioned over the break. Mike Lynch will be looking to speak to all semesters shortly before the break to let them know of the new printing … » More …

Share your research success for the college bulletin

Hello faculty!
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 fall. 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 … » More …

burning wildfire at sunset

Julie Postma to speak in Spokane on Tuesday


Our colleague Julie Postma will be in Spokane next week to participate in an event at the Spokane Regional Health District.

Her talk, “Assessing Public Responses to Wildfire-related Air Pollution: An Innovative Approach,” will follow a screening of “Era of Megafires,” a film and multimedia presentation.

As the SRHD notes, “The rise of highly destructive megafires – wildfires over 100,000 acres – has become one of today’s most pressing and complex problems.”

The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a facilitated question-and-answer session. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Spokane Community College’s Lair Auditorium.

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Cleveland Visiting Scholar: Depression common after injury

One in five people suffers depression after being injured. It’s a psychological effect of trauma that can influence a person’s physical recovery, ability to return to work and relationships. 

Yet many hospitals don’t ever address trauma patients’ mental health, Therese Richmond told nurses and nursing students in Spokane this week. » continue reading

WIN abstracts due Oct. 15 – Call for award nominations

The Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) conference site has been busy sending out reminders to submit abstracts by the October 15th deadline.

The College of Nursing Awards Committee wants to call your attention to another opportunity at WIN and that is the annual call for Award Nominations which is open now. Nominations are due by November 15th and each nominee needs a sponsor and 2 co-sponsors. Shelly Fritz was recognized last year as a new researcher in Geriatric Nursing Research and Catherine Van Son in 2012 for her excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education. Consider nominating a deserving colleague for one of the awards listed … » More …