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Colleagues in the News

Dr. Marian Wilson is one of a panel of experts featured in a lengthy piece on “Drug Use by State” carried on the website Wallethub.

A news release on a commentary paper by Drs. Catherine Van Son and Deborah Eti on the use of pulse oximeters versus thermometers to indicate COVID-19 infection was carried in 54 national and international news outlets, including Yahoo News, the Kansas City Star, and the Miami Herald.

Dr. Jo Ann Dotson was quoted in the lead story in a special advertorial section in the Spokesman-Review called “Celebrating Northwest Nurses.”

2021 Inclusive Excellence Scholar in Residence May 11-12

The Office of Diversity, Health Justice, and Belonging invites you to the second annual WSU College of Medicine Inclusive Excellence Scholar in Residence on May 11-12.

The event will consist of a series of sessions designed to be interconnected, sequenced, and grounded in the college mission. This year’s program will feature advocates, activists, clinicians/practitioners, scholars, and artists grounded in the theme Health Justice and Belonging.

» Learn more and register

Canvas Resources

Jeff Thysell from Yakima put together this great list of resources to help you get started with Canvas.

Setting up your personal sandbox (Set this up before you attend training) ·
Recommend training Jason Meade CON Spokane ·
Training resources pullman AOI ·
FAQ website link ·

News of Your Colleagues

A commentary paper by Drs. Catherine Van Son and Deborah Eti on the usefulness of a pulse oximeter versus a thermometer to indicate infection in older adults has been published in numerous outlets including MSN, the Hindustan Times, one of the largest circulation publications in India, and Nursing Notes, a UK website. The piece was originally published in Frontiers in Medicine.


APRN prescribing reference book updated

Having the authority to prescribe medications as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse includes a host of regulatory, legal, ethical and socioeconomic considerations that may not be emphasized in nursing programs.  

That was the genesis of “The Advanced Registered Nurse as a Prescriber,” edited by Louise Kaplan, Associate Professor at the WSU College of Nursing-Vancouver, and Marie Annette Brown, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Now the two editors have come out with a second edition of the reference text, updated with chapters on global prescribing and on medical marijuana.   » More …

Submit a message for retiring colleagues by May 10!

We will be celebrating several faculty and staff retirees on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2:30-4:30 PM (FGO business meeting from 2-2:30). This event will occur during our regularly scheduled All College and FGO Meetings. You will receive an updated calendar invite for the event.

Please join us in congratulating your colleagues on their upcoming retirement. You can provide a message for each of them on the linked form here. You will need to submit the form for each individual you’d like to leave a message for. Messages and submitted photos will be included in a memory book/card for them. You must submit your message … » More …

Tell us about your research and scholarship

The Office of Nursing Research & Scholarship would like to collect and share your research and scholarship accomplishments. We will be requesting information on a monthly basis to share with multiple stakeholders, including each other, alum, donors, and WSU leadership. Examples might include publications, grant successes, and new collaborations. Please help us celebrate our nursing scholarship by filling out this short form: .


WSU system wide plans for COVID-19 vaccination

April 28, 2021, President Schulz announced WSU system wide plans for COVID-19 vaccination.

WSU intends to require the COVID-19 vaccination system-wide for all employees, volunteers and affiliates engaging in activities at a WSU work location.

The specific implementation date has yet to be determined. Details are still being developed and will be communicated once finalized.

We appreciate your patience as we wait for confirmation the requirement will apply to employees and subsequent guidance on how to submit vaccination information, exemption requests and the appropriate secure maintenance of information. Please feel free to let employees who are inquiring know that, once a decision is confirmed … » More …