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WSU students, people and pets all helped by wellness clinic

Dogs, cats and their people cycled through the second Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic at Washington State University Health Sciences last week, all getting free vaccinations, screenings and simple treatments from WSU nursing and veterinary medicine students. 

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WSU student juggles deployments and nursing school

Angela Brown was in Guam when her last year of nursing school began, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base as a Washington Air National Guard medic.

Janet Katz
Tool will measure cultural sensitivity from patient’s point of view

The United States is getting more diverse, and that’s a challenge for health care providers, said Professor Janet Katz of the Washington State University College of Nursing.

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Nursing students create community at Halloween event

Students at the Washington State University College of Nursing hosted a Halloween event for kids who have dietary restrictions or special needs, and the community responded.

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Grant will help nursing students build skills in end-of-life care

As a young oncology nurse, Andra Davis treated patients who were approaching death. She didn’t shrink from that service, but came away feeling “rewarded and enriched” by being present at that stage of her patients’ lives. 

Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
Dean’s Letter: “We are building something that matters”

What an exciting time this is for the College of Nursing! As we begin our 50th anniversary celebrations, I would like to take a minute for reflection. 

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Coug nurses in Yakima helping lead shift in mental health care

Two Coug nurses are at the forefront of a project to shift long-term care of mental illness away from Washington’s two state hospitals into smaller regional facilities. 

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Cleveland Visiting Scholar: Depression common after injury

One in five people suffers depression after being injured. It’s a psychological effect of trauma that can influence a person’s physical recovery, ability to return to work and relationships. 

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Lois James honored as a YWCA Woman of Achievement

Lois James, an assistant professor in the Washington State University College of Nursing, was honored on Oct. 4 as a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA of Spokane.

Alumni Updates, October 2018

Here are alumni updates sent in from June to October 2018: 

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