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Course helps WSU Health Sciences students treat patients who use opioids

Any health care provider in Washington is likely to encounter patients who use opioids, either legally prescribed or illegally obtained.

Caring for those patients takes teamwork and communication – skills that now are being taught to students in the medicine, pharmacy and nursing programs at WSU Health Sciences.

The two-hour class was developed by faculty at WSU using funding from the Washington Department of Health. About 350 students from WSU and Eastern Washington University took the class in January and February.

Soon it will be freely available online to any university wanting to offer the curriculum to its students. A follow-up grant also will adapt … » More …

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Cannabis research honored at grad-student expo

Portrait of Teresa Bigand

A research study led by Teresa Bigand, who’ll receive her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing next month, was honored at a graduate-student research expo in Pullman recently.

Bigand’s study explored the effects of cannabis on people who use opioids for pain.

It was awarded a second-place finish in the Medical and Life Sciences category at the Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition. There were 192 submissions to that exposition, with 80 research projects accepted for … » More …

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Nursing student’s concussion research wins award


WSU College of Nursing senior Jacquelyn Deichman won a top award at the university’s undergraduate research showcase last week with her work on treatment of adolescent concussions.

The Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) was held on March 25 in Pullman.

Deichman took home a Crimson Award in the Social Sciences category for her poster, “Return-to-play Legislation and Concussions: Are More Youth Leaving the Emergency Department Without Being Seen?”

Her mentor was Janessa Graves, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

Deichman conducted the research for her WSU Honors College thesis. She used data to gauge whether a decade-old law … » More …

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Most teens report using marijuana less frequently after legalization


Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before – high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor.

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Accreditation feedback welcome

On April 3-5, 2019, the WSU College of Nursing will host an on-site accreditation review by the CCNE for the nursing program:

Doctor of Nursing Practice 

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College of Nursing co-founder Betty Harrington dies

Betty Harrington, one of the founders of WSU’s intercollegiate nursing education program, has died at the age of 95.

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College of Nursing’s Kyle Ross elected to national board

Kyle Ross, Academic Coordinator at the WSU College of Nursing, has been elected to the board of directors of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

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NIH-funded research up significantly at College of Nursing

The Washington State University College of Nursing has dramatically expanded the amount of research funding it receives from the National Institutes of Health, new data shows. 

Bill would expand SANE training in Eastern Washington

Gathering physical evidence of sexual assault or abuse in the ER takes specialized training. 

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Spread the word, Healthy People + Healthy Pets is back

The WSU College of Nursing and the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine will hold their third Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic on Feb. 22 in Spokane.

The clinic offers free immunizations, health screenings and simple treatments for homeless and low-income people and their pets, thanks to students, faculty, and the support of organizations like the MultiCare Community Partnership Fund and the Denice Murphy Community Nursing Endowment.

Please help us spread the word:

Location: WSU Veterinary Specialty Teaching Clinic, 218 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard (WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus) 

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. , no appointment needed

Services: Immunizations, health screenings, simple … » More …

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