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Robbie Paul Receives Award

Robbie Paul Receives Women of Courage Award

Dr. Roberta Paul (Robbie), who retired from the WSU College of Nursing in 2017, has been chosen as a 2018 Women of Courage Honoree.  Dr. Paul was recognized at a celebration in Seattle put on by the University of Washington Women’s Center.

The 2018 honorees were chosen based on their character and actions to create a more equitable and compassionate community through the advancement of women, political and social change and the demonstration to better society beyond personal self.

Call for Nominations: Faculty Excellence in Research Award


The nomination process is now open for the Faculty Excellence in Research Award in the College of Nursing. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Thursday May 10.


Current faculty member working 50% or more during the award year.
Completed at least one full year teaching at WSU College of Nursing.

Criteria: Outstanding research based on the follow criteria:

Develops and implements a line of inquiry in research.
Receives extramural funding for research.
Communicates and disseminates own research findings.
Promotes and facilitates research in less experienced faculty, community individuals, and/or groups.

The Awards Committee congratulates the … » More …

Sign up for Hoopfest

Ready to show off your basketball skills? The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, in partnership with the Wellness Collaborative, is sponsoring five campus teams comprised of faculty and staff. They would like to see every area of the campus represented, including at least one team from each of the following:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Campus

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Lois James

Lois James Receives 1M Federal Grant

Federal study of nurses’ work shifts led by WSU College of Nursing scientist

A researcher at the Washington State University College of Nursing will lead a $1 million, federally-funded study on nurses’ work shifts that could influence policy nationally. » More …

Michael Smith

WSU nursing student’s action at City Gate might have saved a life

A Washington State University nursing student in Spokane got a glimpse of his future recently. 

Michael Smith had been getting clinical experience each week at City Gate, a shelter and ministry serving homeless and low-income clients.

On that day, “We had a little table set up, and we were doing blood pressure screenings and such,” Smith recalled.

He tested one man, whose blood sugar was in the 500s, well over the normal range of 80 to 130, and whose blood pressure was about 200/170 – again, well over the guideline of 120/80.

“This was way overboard, dangerous,” Smith said. “I thought, ‘We need to … » More …