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  • image of a circle Dialogue circles help build bridges between nursing students and communities of color

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    Communication between a nurse and a patient carries assumptions and beliefs on both sides.

    When that nurse is a student and the “patient” is the leader of a racial or ethnic minority group, the barriers to effective communication can be high.

    Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver, recently led an innovative communications process designed to help bridge those barriers. The teaching-learning strategy was co-authored by Michelle Closner, a PhD student at the WSU College of Nursing, and … » More …

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  • Nurses are an important voice on medications committees



    If nurses want a larger role in health care policy, they need to increase their numbers on boards and commissions. 

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  • student preparing hypodermic needle WSU nursing, pharmacy students vaccinate nearly 800 people

    Nearly 800 children and adults in Spokane County are protected against flu, chickenpox, measles, shingles and other illnesses thanks to students and faculty at Washington State University Health Sciences. 

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Addy Hatch
Addy Hatch
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