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Student laughing while trying to flip an object onto a sterile mat during Upward Bound demonstration.
Upward Bound brings Okanogan County students to the College of Nursing

Nursing student Jasmine Sharifi demonstrated how to peel open a sterile pack of swabs and flip them forward onto a mat.

“You’re trying to flip them into your sterile field without crossing over it,” she explained, adding, “the first time I did it they flew across the sterile field and hit my partner.” 

Naomi Lungstrom at the front of a classroom.
WSU nursing instructor serves as medical expert in lawsuits

After serving as a medical expert in more than 70 lawsuits, Naomi Lungstrom knows there are a lot of ways health care can go wrong. 

Lions Club scholarships honor the dream of being a nurse

Amanda Bunch wanted to be a doctor, until she was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 11.

After a difficult year of treatment, she changed her mind, her father said – she wanted to be a nurse. 

portrait of three DNP students
College of Nursing adding a Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Washington State University College of Nursing will introduce a Graduate Certificate in Public Health with enrollment to begin in the fall.

The growing field of public health focuses on preventing injuries, promoting healthy lifestyles, tracking disease, and research and policy-making focused on improving the health of communities. Trained public health professionals, including nurses, are needed to serve diverse populations in Washington, especially in rural and resource-poor areas.

Jessica Pearl portrait inside the prison clinic.
DNP student Jessica Pearl: health care in a prison is rewarding

Jessica Pearl, DNP candidate, Washington State University College of Nursing.
Expects to graduate in 2018 with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.
Worked at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, a medium-security state prison in Connell, Washington, for the past seven years.

Dean Griffin-Sobel announces personnel moves at the WSU College of Nursing

Washington State University College of Nursing Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel has named new members of her leadership team. 

Portrait of Debbie Brinker
Debbie Brinker to be inducted into WSNA Hall of Fame

Debbie Brinker, an assistant dean and assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, will be inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame this spring. 

Vet student with dog
Hundreds of people and pets served by new WSU clinic

Nearly 100 people and 125 dogs and cats visited a new clinic offering health care to homeless and low-income people and their pets Friday, on the campus of Washington State University Spokane.

Portrait of Dr. Andra Davis
Dr. Andra Davis honored for her work in end-of-life care

Dr. Andra Davis, of the WSU College of Nursing Vancouver, was one of seven nurse educators honored by the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium for her commitment to teaching nurses about end-of-life care.

Stock art of puppy under a blanket.
Free health clinic will treat homeless, low-income people and their pets

Students and faculty from the WSU College of Nursing and the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine will join up to host a health-screening clinic for homeless and low-income people and their pets.  

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