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A BSN student at the WSU College of Nursing practicing clinical skills.
Health care jobs will dominate the economy in the next 10 years

Health care will dominate the job market in the United States in coming years, says an employment outlook report from the federal government.

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Training can alleviate mental, physical effects of fatigue for police

Police officers suffer mental and physical effects from chronic fatigue, but information on sleep issues and strategies can help, a new study led by a WSU College of Nursing researcher shows.

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Coug Nurse Erik Stiles is part of the first WSU medical school class

If all goes as planned, Coug Nurse Erik Stiles will become Coug Doctor Erik Stiles in 2021. 

Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
Opinion: AMA should stop trying to limit nurse practitioners

WSU College of Nursing Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel wrote an opinion piece that ran in The Spokesman-Review on Sunday. Here’s the full text: 

A committee of the American Medical Association is threatening the ability of nurse practitioners to fulfill their critical role in modern health care.

Robert Playo, left, with Clinical Assistant Professor Dana Dermody, center, and Megan Weese, right, at the presentation of DNP final projects.
DNP students target kidney disease, ER processes for final projects

A flow chart for use in treating patients with kidney disease. A more accurate method of getting medical information from patients in the emergency room. These are evidence-based, quality-improvement research projects that can help transform healthcare delivery. 

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New study: Affordable Care Act has clearly helped adults with disabilities

As politicians continue to wrangle over the future of the Affordable Care Act, newly published research shows the law has been clearly beneficial for at least one group of Americans – working-age adults with disabilities.

Marian Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, has a new study examining the relationship between marijuana use among opioid addiction patients.
Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment

Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms.

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.

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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.

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