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Spark Central looking for donation of microscope

Spark Central needs a microscope – can you help?

The nonprofit in Kendall Yards offers free enrichment and learning programs for kids and young adults, including one program called Drop In & Science. The microscope the group currently has is old and doesn’t work well.

If you or someone you know personally owns a microscope and wants to donate it, please contact Spark Central development coordinator Kate Reed, at (509) 279-0299.

PRIDE Nursing Conference 2018

Back to the Basics of Caring
A conference appropriate for any health care provider interested in getting back to the basics of caring; not just for our patients, but for ourselves and one another. » More …

Italian nurse visits WSU to explore the power of touch in healthcare

An internet discovery led an Italian nurse to the Washington State University College of Nursing this summer. 

Enrico De Luca, a longtime critical care nurse, had spent more than a decade investigating the power of touch in health care. While working on his doctorate, he ran across a study led by WSU College of Nursing Assistant Professor Marian Wilson that looked at whether nurse-led massage can reduce compassion fatigue. Wilson’s study complemented the work De Luca has done in Italy, training nurses in massage techniques and researching the effect of therapeutic touch on patients, families and nurses. » More …

Student Affairs sets farewell for Emma Noyes Aug. 30

Emma Noyes of the Native American Health Sciences program has recently accepted a new position with a new employer. Student Affairs has scheduled a farewell gathering to say goodbye. All are welcome to attend.

DATE: Thursday, August 30
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Student Diversity Center, SAC 105

WSPA’s 2018 Annual Meeting, November 9-10

The Washington pharmacy community will be at the Skamania Lodge for the WSPA’s 2018 Annual Meeting, November 9-10, 2018. The meeting will feature an Awards of Distinction luncheon Saturday, November 10th, which will include award presentations and installation of the 2018-19 Board of Directors. » Learn more

Give a staff member a thumbs up!

Would you like to recognize a staff member for their outstanding contributions to the College of Nursing? Consider giving them a thumbs up and posting it on the staff recognition board in the first floor work room (Spokane). Other campuses can highlight a staff member from any campus by emailing Nancy Oberst at

Spokane Campus Pantry getting donations for Friday distribution and will gladly take more

Donations are piling up today for the Campus Pantry’s distribution at mid-day tomorrow after the distribution Tuesday to about 60 students left the pantry shelves nearly empty. Student managers are adjusting to the new semester and hadn’t planned the weekly shopping until after the Friday distribution, so without donations it was looking like there would not be much to distribute. » More …