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Nursing student Jenny Adams with a patient
Vaccination clinics staffed by WSU students reach more than 850 people

Students from the Washington State University colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy vaccinated more than 850 people in Spokane County this fall.

Louise Kaplan with student
Professor Louise Kaplan helping Swaziland add nurse practitioners

There is no medical school in Swaziland, a small African country that has the world’s highest HIV/AIDs rate. Much of Swaziland’s health care is provided by nurses.

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.

WSU College of Nursing grant and contract award summary, January 1 – December 31, 2017

Compiled by Judith Van Dongen, Office of Research, WSU Spokane
COLLEGE OF NURSING-LED PROJECTS

Sandy Carollo (PI); Janet Katz – College of Nursing
Yakima Valley Community Foundation
“Advancing Health, Education, and Support for Teens in the Yakima Valley”
This pilot project provides an educational health sciences day camp for 10 to 15 at-risk teenage women housed at Ridgeview Community Facility, the only group home for female-only juvenile offenders in Washington State. Through the camp, teens will be exposed to culturally sensitive, evidence-based education on healthy sexuality; explore the emotional connection that drives risky behavior; and gain hands-on exposure to health sciences … » More …

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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.

Portrait of Erik Stiles in his white coat
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. 

Portrait of Dr. Jae Kennedy
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.

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