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WSU Spokane Student Affairs staff changes

There are some changes happening with Spokane Student Affairs: Liz West is retiring at the end of June and Leah Butterwick and Chrissy Middendorp have accepted other positions.

The Office of Student Affairs’ vision is inspiring student growth through education beyond the classroom and its mission is that in collaboration with campus and community partners, it promotes a transformative student experience. Student Affairs is student-centered advocates who facilitate students’ growth into thoughtful, engaged, global citizens by delivering exceptional academic, professional and personal support and resources.

The personnel changes will not alter our commitment to the vision and mission.
The personnel changes are as follows:

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Thumbs up for may

Thumbs up for May

“Thank you to all of the staff that helped make convocation and commencement so memorable for the students!”

“Here’s a big thumbs up for all of us for another year well done.”

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 …

Congratulations to our student Spring Excellence Award recipients!

The Awards Committee congratulates the College of Nursing faculty, staff, and students for a successful campaign to recognize Outstanding Students across the College for Spring 2018. The number of nominations rose to new heights! Congratulations to all the nominators, nominees, and recipients of these awards.

BSN Clinical Excellence – Kailee Draine
Outstanding BSN Student – Yaamen Aidaas
Outstanding RN-BSN Student – Mathew Freeman
Outstanding MN Student – Annette Jenkins
Outstanding DNP Student – Tod Peterson
Outstanding PhD Student – Leslie Randall

A full report for both fall and spring is included in the 2017-18 annual report for the Awards … » More …