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Two students talk to an older woman, with a dog laying on the ground between them.
Nursing instructor helps students understand the healing power of pets

People love their pets, but for senior citizens, a companion animal can also be powerful medicine, helping to ease loneliness, lift depression, and spur physical activity and social interaction.

Four students with a horse
Horse therapy teaches nursing students the value of presence

Horses have a lot to teach nurses, says Jayne Beebe, a senior instructor at the WSU College of Nursing in Yakima.

Portrait of Dawn Garzon
Dr. Dawn Garzon Maaks to be featured on SiriusXM show

Dr. Dawn Garzon Maaks, clinical professor and associate director of the WSU College of Nursing Vancouver, will be a guest on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio on Thursday to discuss the role of nurse practitioners in health care.

Portrait of Abel Garcia, student at the WSU College of Nursing in Yakima and US Navy veteran.
Military ties an important part of the WSU College of Nursing

Service to country is as much a part of the DNA of the Washington State University College of Nursing as service to patients.

Portrait of Carol Quigg
Donor spotlight: Carol Quigg views giving as ‘continuing education’

Carol Quigg never worked as a nurse, yet she’s a faithful supporter of the WSU College of Nursing.

Photo of four people with Melody Rasmor second from left holding a plaque. Others pictured are project sponsor representatives Ryan Hart, of the Port of Vancouver USA, Chris Hill, of Northwest Capital Mortgage, and Lorre Jaffe of Real Living The Real Estate Group.
Sports-physical clinics for kids have made Melody Rasmor a hero

A decade of organizing sports physical clinics for Vancouver-area students made Melody Rasmor a “Real Hero” to Clark County leaders.

Thank a preceptor: Miranda Hennes, Excelsior Youth Center

Miranda Hennes precepts a WSU College of Nursing student just about every semester.

Seniors Jennifer DeLange and Alex Rumann
Two senior nursing students educate teens on tobacco use

E-cigarettes and vaping pens aren’t the same as using tobacco. At least that’s what some local high school students thought before two WSU nursing students spent time educating them about tobacco.

Portrait of Russell Michaelsen
Retired nurse Russell Michaelsen found an encore career as an inventor

Russell Michaelsen didn’t graduate from the WSU College of Nursing until he was nearly 50, after working as a medical lab tech, logger, commercial fisherman, hunting guide, and builder.

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