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Research spotlight: Stephen James and Lois James focus on human response to stress

Among the faculty at the WSU College of Nursing are two experts on police use of force, implicit bias, and the effect of fatigue and shift work on law enforcement officers.

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Healthy People+Healthy Pets event drew near-record crowd

More than 90 humans and 110 dogs and cats received healthcare at a special clinic for homeless and low-income people and their pets held Friday on the campus of WSU Health Sciences Spokane.

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With 1 billion patient visits a year, nurse practitioners play a key role in healthcare

Nov. 10 is the start of National Nurse Practitioner Week, and we’ve got some facts for you:

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Yakima Federal Savings and Loan gives $100,000 for nursing scholarships at WSU


The WSU College of Nursing will offer new scholarships for undergraduate nursing students in Yakima and the Tri-Cities, thanks to a $100,000 gift from Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Julie Postma named Associate Dean for Research

The Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce that Julie Postma, PhD, BSN, has been named Associate Dean for Research.

WSU College of Nursing’s Tracy Klein inducted into nurse practitioner hall of fame

Dr. Tracy Klein has worked for years to elevate the role of nurse practitioners in healthcare policy in the Pacific Northwest.

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Proposed new curriculum looks at health care differently

The WSU College of Nursing is creating a new undergraduate curriculum that looks at health care differently.

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Rayce Rudeen Foundation funds two opioid-related projects at WSU

A Spokane-area foundation named for a young man who died of a drug overdose is funding two projects led by WSU College of Nursing Assistant Professor Marian Wilson. 

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Grant will expand successful nurse practitioner project

With the help of an earlier federal grant, the WSU College of Nursing is graduating nurse practitioners who are choosing to work in rural areas or with underserved populations.

Tri-Cities’ Heather Kriss takes part in a global art project

WSU College of Nursing staff member Heather Kriss read a small article in 2013 about a global art project to create the Jewish holy texts of the Torah in cross-stitch.

She didn’t know how to cross-stitch. But she decided to take part in the Torah Stitch By Stitch project anyway.

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