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AAPPN conference in October cancelled

The Association for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (AAPPN) organization notified us that one of their primary speakers for the October conference was injured and is not able to present. That conference was scheduled for October 20, here on the WSU Health Sciences campus.

The October conference has been cancelled. AAPPN plans to reschedule for Spring 2019 – details to come.

Can you contribute a basket to Cougar Colleagues raffle?

The College of Nursing will contribute two gift baskets to a Cougar Colleagues fund-raising raffle at the All Campus Potluck on Oct. 3.

Development will contribute one basket, but we’re looking for a unit or a group of friends or colleagues to contribute a second.

If you’re interested in helping, please contact Addy or Sarah S. in communications – thanks and Go Cougs!

 

New fillable forms on the nursing finance website

Finance has revised many of the college’s most used forms and they are now easier to use and more efficient.  Please toss your previous hard copy forms. Most of the new forms are now fillable and email directly to the finance staff who handles them when you hit SUBMIT. If you are having difficult using any of the new forms, please contact Cathy Engel, cathy.engel@wsu.edu.

The new forms are located on the finance website.

 

Celebrating research success – submit items for upcoming newsletter

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 month. 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 (bridwell@wsu.edu). We want to celebrate these as soon as you find out!
Please email Kathy Bridwell (bridwell@wsu.edu) if a grant or contract did not go through the erex process
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Are you a provider who interacts with pregnant and/or postpartum women?

Washington State University is conducting a study on healthcare providers’ perceptions of marijuana use during pregnancy, postpartum, and while breastfeeding. Your input as a healthcare provider who interacts with pregnant and/or postpartum women is really important to us. We are hoping to interview 10 healthcare providers to gain their perspectives on this topic. This interview will be about an hour and you will earn a $50 gift card. Washington State University Institutional Review Board has approved this study.

If you are interested in participating please call 509-358-7707 to schedule an interview. If you know of other healthcare providers who may wish to be interviewed, please … » More …

The Office of Research will be awarding a $500 prize for best “Big Ideas”

The Office of Research will be awarding a $500 prize for best “Big Ideas” submitted by an individual or team from WSU to the NSF 2026 Idea Machine (details below). To be eligible you must submit your idea to NSF by October 5th and send proof of submission to or.orap@wsu.edu. The WSU “Big Ideas” Prize winner will be announced on Monday, October 15th during the launch of Research Week.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) … » More …

Spokane Campus Safety Announcement

From Sergeant Michael Norman, Office of Campus Safety, WSU Health Sciences Spokane       

There were two vehicle prowls on campus last week, resulting in lost/stolen items. Both vehicles prowled had known door lock malfunctions or were not in working order. Also, both vehicles had items left in them within sight from the outside, such as backpacks, books, electronics or tools. Car prowling and most thefts in general are crimes of opportunity. Almost 90% of our incident reports on campus that involve bicycle thefts, theft from offices or public spaces, and thefts from vehicles involve an opportunity that could have been avoided. Take away the backpack, laptop, unlocked office door or items within sight in your vehicle and you will probably never be a victim of theft on this campus. » More …

Army medics in training

Army National Guard trains combat medics at WSU in new partnership

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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