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Andrew Colburn with patient

Psych nurse practitioner degree will help student ‘serve the people who serve us’

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 …

Sleep and Performance Research Center looking for study participants

The Sleep and Performance Research Center is recruiting participants for two upcoming sleep studies:
1. Sleep Study

3-night, 4-day in-laboratory sleep study, pays up to $760
Must be healthy, non-smoker, 21-40 years old with normal sleep schedule
WSU IRB #16659

2. Sleep Study

4-night, 5-day in-laboratory sleep study, pays up to $710
Must be healthy, non-smoker, 22-40 years old with difficulty sleeping
WSU IRB #13174

Call 509-358-7751 if you are interested.

Volunteers needed for Unity in the Community

WSU Health Sciences Spokane will once again be at Unity in the Community on Saturday, Aug. 18. You can help showcase our campus to the community!

In its 24th year, the Unity in the Community festival will feature a health, youth, career and education fair, as well as booths from different agencies and community resources. In addition, a new Senior Area will provide information and resources to our senior citizens. The ever popular Cultural Village with performers and entertainment will also be a part of this year’s festival.

Every year, WSU Health Sciences Spokane looks to its dedicated colleagues to help in volunteering for a … » More …

Learner centered research mentoring free webinar

Thursday, June 28, 2018
1:00-2:00 PM

New researchers often face challenges in finding and focusing specific research questions. The path for a clinical problem or a personal interest to a specific researchable question is often a long journey. A mentor can help along the way. Everyone has the opportunity to be both a mentor and mentee. This webinar is designed to help you understand both roles in order to build productive relationships and complete successful studies.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

Identify more and less successful models of mentoring from their personal experience.
Describe at least three complementary roles … » More …

Dawn Garzon Maaks

Dawn Garzon Maaks to lead national nurse practitioner association

Mental health is on Dawn Garzon Maaks’ mind as she prepares to become president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on July 1. 

Garzon Maaks, a clinical professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver,  knows that heading the 9,000-member professional association will give her a nationwide podium, and she plans to use it. » More …

Wendy Buenzli now Wendy Williams-Gilbert

Congratulations to Wendy on her recent marriage! Her new last name is Williams-Gilbert. Her contact information including her email will remain the same but if you are searching for her on the website or the intranet, you will find her under her new last name.

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