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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As a bedside nurse for six years, Zach Smith knew the frustration of keeping track of his ever-changing work schedule. He and his wife, a fellow graduate of the Washington State University College of Nursing, would text each other lists of their upcoming shifts.
“It was really ineffective,” says Smith, BSN ’09.
So when a friend said he was thinking about building a free scheduling app just for nurses, Smith joined on as a founding member of NurseGrid. » More …
As a nurse and commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, Andrew Colburn encountered veterans who were addicted to opioids, or had mental health conditions, or both. In many cases, the addiction was a result of treatment received for service-related injuries.
The experience changed his career trajectory, Colburn said.
He decided to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at the Washington State University College of Nursing, with the goal of becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner working with the military.
“I want to serve the people who serve us,” he said. » More …
The WSU College of Nursing will graduate 33 Doctor of Nursing Practice students this spring, its largest-ever DNP class.
Most of those 33 students will become family nurse practitioners, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, or will take on leadership roles in public health, public policy, or health care administration.
Before they graduate, however, they all had to complete a final project. They were tasked with investigating an area of nursing practice, a health care delivery system, or a policy issue, and using scientific evidence to improve practice or patient outcomes. » More …