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Hoopfest ice cream social is June 27 at south side of SAC

Come get in the basketball spirit and support the campus Hoopfest players before their big weekend at an all-campus ice cream social on June 27 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in partnership with WSU Health Sciences Spokane, Founding Dean John Tomkowiak himself will don an apron and serve up scoops of ice cream. Enjoy a cool treat with colleagues, photo opportunities and a chance to cheer on the teams.
When: Wednesday, June 27 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: SAC lobby just outside the south doors

Save the Date Oct. 4: Cleveland Visiting Scholar Breakfast

The WSU College of Nursing welcomes Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Richmond’s work focuses on the psychological effects of trauma and how that affects recovery. She’s passionate about using nursing science to prevent injury and violence and improve outcomes, particularly in patients from vulnerable urban populations worldwide – those who live on the margins of society, have limited resources, or live in pervasively violent communities. Her work is informed by an early clinical position in a Washington D.C. trauma ICU, and she went on to co-found what’s now a vibrant interdisciplinary center at the University … » More …

How to Increase Your Professional Quality of Life While Working in Health Care: A Workshop

Facilitated by Catherine “Cat” Mayberry, MA, LMHC, MHPA (Candidate)

A One -Day Workshop to Increase Professional Resilience
This Workshop Will Cover:

How Professional Quality of Life is Measured
Gaining Control of Stress, Burnout and Impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress
Compassion Fatigue versus Compassion Satisfaction
Tools for Hope to Self-Regulate and Increase your Professional Intentionality
5 Key Resiliency Skills to Increase Compassion Satisfaction

Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am – 4:00pm

WSU’s Health Education and Research Building (HERB)
Rm. #432
665 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202 Lunch will be Provided

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Save the Date Friday Aug. 17: Cultural Competency-Hispanic Patients

Save the date! More information to follow.

Cultural Competency: Hispanic Patients

Friday, August 17, 2018  |  12-1:30 p.m.

Spokane Campus
Eastern Washington Center Building
668 N. Riverpoint Boulevard Auditorium, Room 122.

Attend online or in person!

Session Presenter: Victoria D. Larios, BSN RN was born in Jalisco, Mexico to Hispanic Immigrants.  She was brought to the United States at the young age of one year old by her parents and has lived in the Yakima area for most of her life.  She pursued her nursing career after starting a family of her own and enjoys working and caring for the undeserved Hispanic populations.  … » More …

Chancellor’s Awards to be presented today – two nursing students receiving awards

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2018 Chancellor’s Awards for Leadership & Engagement ceremony and reception today from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the PBS Lobby. Please RSVP to

The Chancellor’s Leadership & Engagement Award is an honor bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU Health Sciences Spokane.

Recipients of this award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community and/or support leadership development and engagement of WSU students.

WSU Health Sciences Spokane congratulates the following individuals as 2018 Chancellor’s Award recipients:

Phoebe Tham – Medicine» More …

WSU College of Nursing welcomes WIN conference to Spokane

Researchers, faculty, administrators, and students from nursing colleges and schools across the U.S. are gathering in Spokane this week for the annual Western Institute of Nursing research conference. 

This is the first time the prestigious WIN Conference is being held in Spokane in its more than 50-year history. About 800 people are expected to attend the conference that opens Wednesday, April 11. » More …

The Expanding Role of Nurses in Whole Person Care

May 22, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The UW AIMS Center is hosting a free training for nurses, administration and health care leadership in Spokane on May 22nd.

This free, one-day training offers four tracks tailored to nursing role, setting and population of care. Each track will explore key tools, principles, evidence, and skills to apply when supporting whole-person care. » More …