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Naloxone Education event on CougSync Oct. 25

Generation Rx is hosting a Naloxone Education presentation with Dr. Perea from the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. With the growing problem of opioid abuse in the US, we as health care professionals need to be prepared to help our patients to the best of our abilities. Join us on Thursday, October 25th from 5pm-7pm in PBS 101 to learn more about opioid abuse and naloxone administration.

We want to keep track of how many people are attending so we can provide dinner for everyone, so please sign up on the Naloxone Education event on CougSync. Here’s a link if it would help … » More …

Annual Legislative Reception on Thursday, Oct. 18

The Inland Empire Nurses Association (IENA) is looking forward to hosting our Annual Legislative Reception on Thursday, October 18, 5:30-8:00 PM, at the Spokane Club, 1002 W Riverside in Spokane. During this crucial period of healthcare reform, it is imperative that legislators and community leaders, nurses, advance practice nurses and educators have an opportunity to discuss the critical issues we face today and potential changes in the future of healthcare. Legislators, candidates, and community leaders will have an opportunity to present their thoughts to attendees and visit with them during the social time and at the end of the event.

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PRIDE Nursing Conference 2018

Back to the Basics of Caring
A conference appropriate for any health care provider interested in getting back to the basics of caring; not just for our patients, but for ourselves and one another. » More …

Italian nurse visits WSU to explore the power of touch in healthcare

An internet discovery led an Italian nurse to the Washington State University College of Nursing this summer. 

Enrico De Luca, a longtime critical care nurse, had spent more than a decade investigating the power of touch in health care. While working on his doctorate, he ran across a study led by WSU College of Nursing Assistant Professor Marian Wilson that looked at whether nurse-led massage can reduce compassion fatigue. Wilson’s study complemented the work De Luca has done in Italy, training nurses in massage techniques and researching the effect of therapeutic touch on patients, families and nurses. » More …

Student Affairs sets farewell for Emma Noyes Aug. 30

Emma Noyes of the Native American Health Sciences program has recently accepted a new position with a new employer. Student Affairs has scheduled a farewell gathering to say goodbye. All are welcome to attend.

DATE: Thursday, August 30
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Student Diversity Center, SAC 105

WSPA’s 2018 Annual Meeting, November 9-10

The Washington pharmacy community will be at the Skamania Lodge for the WSPA’s 2018 Annual Meeting, November 9-10, 2018. The meeting will feature an Awards of Distinction luncheon Saturday, November 10th, which will include award presentations and installation of the 2018-19 Board of Directors. » Learn more

Give a staff member a thumbs up!

Would you like to recognize a staff member for their outstanding contributions to the College of Nursing? Consider giving them a thumbs up and posting it on the staff recognition board in the first floor work room (Spokane). Other campuses can highlight a staff member from any campus by emailing Nancy Oberst at

Spokane Campus Pantry getting donations for Friday distribution and will gladly take more

Donations are piling up today for the Campus Pantry’s distribution at mid-day tomorrow after the distribution Tuesday to about 60 students left the pantry shelves nearly empty. Student managers are adjusting to the new semester and hadn’t planned the weekly shopping until after the Friday distribution, so without donations it was looking like there would not be much to distribute. » More …