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Naomi Lungstrom serves as medical expert in lawsuits

After serving as a medical expert in more than 70 lawsuits, Naomi Lungstrom knows there are a lot of ways health care can go wrong.

The clinical assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing lends her expertise to legal teams across the Western U.S. and in Hawaii. She’s hired by lawyers for both plaintiffs and defendants to evaluate charts and medical histories. » More …

Dean Griffin-Sobel announces personnel moves

Dr. Lisa Day has been named Vice Dean for Educational Innovation. Dr. Day is leading an initiative to review and update undergraduate curriculum at the WSU College of Nursing. Previously she was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina, and was named a Macy Faculty Scholar in 2013. Her scholarship includes a focus on interprofessional education. » More …

Sarah Fincham

Misconceptions about HPV impact decisions

Sarah Fincham is quoted in this article in the Daily Evergreen.

In an episode of the HBO show “Girls,” Hannah, the main character, visits the doctor and finds out she has human papillomavirus. She becomes hysterical and tells everyone that she has pre-cancer.

While the reaction was dramatized for television, Hannah isn’t the only one who has some misconceptions about HPV.

Sarah Fincham, a clinical assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing, said the virus is much more common than many people realize. » continue reading

Dr. Andra Davis honored for her work in end-of-life care

Dr. Andra Davis, of the WSU College of Nursing Vancouver, was one of seven nurse educators honored by the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium for her commitment to teaching nurses about end-of-life care.

Davis is an assistant professor with clinical experience in oncology, palliative care, and hospice nursing.

ELNEC established a national education program for nursing faculty in end-of-life care. It’s a train-the-trainers model that has helped spread best practices and improved care throughout the nursing ranks. As a 2007 study of the program noted, “The integration of palliative care in critical care settings is essential to improve care of the dying, and critical care nurses … » More …

New Annual Review Process for Faculty

The launch of WSU’s new Annual Review system for Faculty has begun. All the materials needed to orient yourself to the new system are located on the Intranet under Annual Review Documents. The path from the nursing website is Intranet > Faculty > Annual Review.

The timeline for updating your CV and other required materials, regardless of your rank, has not changed; they are due by January 31, 2018. A new platform, Activity Insight, is replacing WORQS, in a totally re-designed system.

On the new Annual Review site, you will find the following:

Provost Guidelines Memo of 1.3.2018 explaining the new … » More …

Faculty Fellowship in Research Award

Faculty Fellowship in Research Award (award amount of $2,500) available to faculty

The Development Office and Research Office is pleased to announce the availability of a Faculty Fellowship in Research Award (award amount of $2,500). The award is to support faculty research activities and/or dissemination through scholarly activities related to WA State mental health/addictions. If you are interested in applying, please send Celestina Barbosa-Leiker ( a single paragraph (deadline: Jan 26, 2018) on how the award would be used to support your research.

Pet drive

Pet Supply Drive

We have an urgent need for donations of new or gently used pet supplies to distribute to homeless and low-income pet owners at a Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic in late January.
The clinic is sponsored by the WSU College of Nursing and the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and will provide health screenings and vaccinations for pets and their people.
We’ve been told to expect 98 percent dogs and 2 percent cats, and that dog sizes are mostly either large (like pit bulls) or very small (like chihuahuas).


Bags of dog food – large bags that can be divided … » More …