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Cleveland Visiting Scholar: Depression common after injury

One in five people suffers depression after being injured. It’s a psychological effect of trauma that can influence a person’s physical recovery, ability to return to work and relationships. 

Yet many hospitals don’t ever address trauma patients’ mental health, Therese Richmond told nurses and nursing students in Spokane this week. » continue reading

WIN abstracts due Oct. 15 – Call for award nominations

The Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) conference site has been busy sending out reminders to submit abstracts by the October 15th deadline.

The College of Nursing Awards Committee wants to call your attention to another opportunity at WIN and that is the annual call for Award Nominations which is open now. Nominations are due by November 15th and each nominee needs a sponsor and 2 co-sponsors. Shelly Fritz was recognized last year as a new researcher in Geriatric Nursing Research and Catherine Van Son in 2012 for her excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education. Consider nominating a deserving colleague for one of the awards listed … » More …

Information on midterm grades

Midterm Grade Rosters: Midterm grade rosters are now available. The rosters are static – once created, the roster will have the same students whether students are added or dropped. The rosters were created for every undergraduate level class. The rosters were not created for graduate careers.
Navigation to the Midterm Grade Roster: Faculty should go to Faculty Center, and then choose the My Schedule tab. This will present every class for grading. TAs or others will need to find the Faculty Center by going to Main Menu > Self Service > Faculty Center > My Schedule.
Access for Submitting Midterm Grades: Midterm … » More …

Please join us for Research First Friday!

We will be giving an overview of College of Nursing research according to research cluster. Please join us for the presentations and discussions:

October 5: College of Nursing Behavioral Health Research Cluster
There will be a brief presentation about research and/or clinical practice in Behavioral Health, and then general discussion about the Behavioral Health Research Cluster and its future direction.


Linda Eddy, PhD, College of Nursing Vancouver
Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing
Jayne Beebe, MN, RN, College of Nursing Yakima
Marian Wilson, PhD, College of Nursing Spokane

Time: 12:10 PM to 1:00 PM
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Kick off the college’s 50th anniversary year Friday, Oct. 5

WSU College of Nursing Faculty and Staff

Please join Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel for a special event to kick off the college’s 50th anniversary year.

In the coming year we’ll celebrate our heritage as we build toward the next 50 years.

Friday, October 5  |  10:30 a.m.
Third Floor Lounge

Coffee and donuts, plus a special commemorative gift

Spokane campus updates for the faculty senate steering committee

From Senators Jo Ann Dotson, Naomi Lungstrom,  Janet Purath and Cory Risse

The Faculty Senate has created a new website that is much more user friendly.  One of the big changes is that you can now directly log constituent concerns on the website and you can view other active constituent concerns.  I was just told that after an initial review by senate, these concerns are going directly to the President’s office.  You can also comment on other active concerns and when they have been resolved, you can search them.  Please encourage your faculty to utilize this feature.


Lois James featured in Spokesman for YWCA recognition as a Woman of Achievement

A 7-year-old Lois James would walk across an ornate iron bridge on the River Seine in Paris looking for her friend, the shoeshiner.

James was a white, upper-class Irish-born girl, and the shoeshiner, a poor, black Parisian man. She thinks now he may have been homeless, but she didn’t know, and her mother didn’t mind. Each day they’d talk, mostly about her improvement in learning French.

“He was so friendly,” she says now, even though she’d never had her shoes shined by him. » continue reading Spokesman article

Steps to follow when giving a Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance

To Prelicensure Faculty,

Steps to follow when giving a NUP – Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance:

Find the current copy of the Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance UG (NUP)
at our Nursing Homepage/ Faculty and Staff / Resources /Academic Resources:

Instructor: Complete the form, give a copy to the student after you both sign it, a copy to the Spokane Undergraduate Office with the student’s signature and keep a copy for your records.

If the NUP is for a student that is not on the same campus as the instructor, the Spokane UG Office will send the notice to the … » More …