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Nashville calling
Nashville Calling

Nashville callingTom Ryan, BSN ’14, from the WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing, accepted a prestigious offer to join the Nurse Residency Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The residency helps newly-hired nurse graduates transition into the role of a professional nurse within specialized areas of care matching their interests and career goals. Just one of six selected from 1,000 applicants vying for placement in the trauma ICU, Tom made sure his application was impeccable. Beginning this past February, he … » More …

Catie Propp
Professional Day at Deaconess Hospital

Catie Propp

By Catie Propp, BSN Student

On March 2, 2015, more than 70 students and faculty attended the Professional Day presentation held at Deaconess Medical Center Hospital. The topics presented on included childbirth education, placenta, lactation, midwifery/doula, nurse anesthetist, NAS, HR, and nurse managers/clinical nurse specialists. Lunch was provided and we were given an opportunity to talk with the faculty presenting.

Lauren at Diabetes Day
Rockwood Diabetes Day 2015

Lauren at Diabetes DayThis year marked the 16th annual Diabetes Day, and WSU BSN student nurses showed up to volunteer in full force – forty-three in total.

Sponsored by Rockwood Health Systems, Diabetes Day is an educational program that teaches people how to self-manage their diabetes. This year’s event was held on Saturday, March 28, at Spokane Community College from 8:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Participants attended educational programs about managing diabetes, listened to medical experts speak about diabetes care, and had the option to attend a free screening clinic … » More …

Q & A With Kenn Daratha

Kenn Daratha
Associate Professor – Spokane

Kenn Daratha is an associate professor at WSU Spokane College of Nursing. He earned his PhD from WSU in 2004 with a focus in Computer Sciences, Decision Sciences, and Health Policy & Administration. He teaches doctoral statistics, evidence-based practice, and clinical epidemiology and his research interests include improving health outcomes for hospitalized patients, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and interventions, metabolic diseases, acute kidney injury, biostatistics and epidemiology.

WSU College of Nursing Hires DNP Program Director

Daryl Duvall Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has hired Darryl Duvall to serve as the program director for the college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Darryl, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), joins the college following recently earning his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Darryl has worked as a Nurse Anesthetist since 1998 in Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington State.

Darryl will lead the college’s DNP program, which prepares nurse practitioners and population health nurses. The program is offered through … » More …

Allison Bike for Cancer
Spokane BSN Student Allison Perrine to Bike 4,000 Miles to Support the Ulman Cancer Fund

Allison Bike for CancerAllison Perrine, a J2 nursing student at WSU College of Nursing, will bike 4,000 miles across America to benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund (UCF) for young adults. The ride starts on May 31, 2015 and to prepare for it, Allison is training on her bike, connecting with potential host sites, and continuing to fundraise. So far, Allison has raised approximately $8,000 of her $10,000 goal.

After she graduates in May 2016, she hopes to work in an oncology clinic, become an Oncology Certified … » More …

2015 immunization clinic volunteer
BSN students provide free vaccines to the Spokane community

2015 immunization clinic volunteers

By Danielle Cooper

Working collaboratively to improve the health of the Spokane community, WSU College of Nursing BSN students partnered with Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane Public Schools, and the Group Health Foundation to offer a free immunization clinic on Tuesday, February 10.

The clinic was held at Centennial Middle School, offering childhood, adolescent, and adult vaccines, including Influenza, Hepatitis A and B, and Shingles. Community members gained awareness of this event through the newspaper, local media, and distributed fliers at … » More …

Nurse Legislagive Day 2015
Nurse Legislative Day

Yakima BSN Student Sarah Wilson Shares her Nurse Legislative Day Experience

Before I tell you about my experience on Nurse Legislative Day, I have to say it was wonderful to meet my fellow classmates from Spokane and Tri-Cities on the same side of the screen. We can now put faces and personalities with our recognizable voices. We have a great cohort!

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