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Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
Message from the Dean – November 2017

Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
Message from Dean
Joyce Griffin-Sobel

 

As I write this, Veterans Day is approaching. How welcome it is to read this issue of Focus, which highlights the faculty and students who have served their country. My own years in the Navy included some of the best experiences of my career. I went on active duty from the reserves to begin a nursing research program for the Navy Nurse Corps. I worked closely with nurses stationed all over the globe and was a first-hand witness to their professionalism and dedication. Because the … » More …

Special screening of “Defining Hope” documentary

“Defining Hope” follows eight patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them in making critical decisions along the way. Nurses who attend will receive 1.25 free contact hours for watching the film and completing an evaluation. Brought to Spokane for a one-night screening by the Washington State Nurses Association and the WSU College of Nursing. Order tickets in advance at https://www.regmovies.com/checkout/215591532#/tickets or buy them at the box office.

Dr. Wendy Buenzli of the WSU College of Nursing talked about continuing education during an event with WSU Extension in Island County; here she's shown on a monitor used to link up the Spokane campus with the office on Whidbey Island.
WSU College of Nursing expanding online offerings to better serve all nurses

Nurses in Washington need 45 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their licenses, but that’s not easy to achieve for nurses working in rural or remote locations.

Dr. Janet Katz is inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 7, 2017.
Janet Katz inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Janet Katz, professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, on Saturday was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington D.C.

Study: 12-hour night shift can affect a nurse’s performance

Working a 12-hour night shift affects a nurse’s performance more than working a 12-hour day shift does, according to a recent study by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing.

Portrait of Julie Postma, who specializes in environmental health and asthma
Julie Postma of the College of Nursing honored for public health work

Julie Postma, associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing, will be honored with the Public Health Leadership Award by the Washington State Public Health Association at the organization’s annual meeting this month.

Portrait of Lois James
Cleveland police department to test simulator developed by College of Nursing professor

Two hundred patrol officers in the Cleveland police department will undergo training to recognize their subconscious biases using a simulator developed by an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing.

Group photo of nurses at Coulee Medical Center
College of Nursing and Providence launch pediatric outreach program

Small rural hospitals face pediatric emergencies less frequently than their urban counterparts. That creates a host of challenges, from staff not being familiar with pain-control protocols, to not having appropriately sized supplies and equipment, to seemingly little things, like not having toys on hand to distract young patients.

Portrait of Laura Wintersteen-Arleth holding the Crimson Spirit Award.
And the Crimson Spirit Award for September goes to… Laura Wintersteen-Arleth

Congratulations to Laura Wintersteen-Arleth of the WSU College of Nursing, who received Washington State University’s Crimson Spirit Award in September.

WSU College of Nursing Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2017-2020

The WSU College of Nursing’s strategic plan was developed through collaboration and consensus. It’s intended to guide our development in coming years as the college continues to innovate and elevate the science and practice of nursing.

Healthy Environment

We empower students, faculty, and staff, and promote collegial dialogue, change, creativity, values development, and ethical behavior.
SUB GOALS AND STRATEGIES

Foster and maintain a civil work and learning environment based on mutual regard, teamwork and collegiality, respectful communication, and observance of norms of decorum.
Provide continuous faculty and staff development through annual reviews, mentorship, leadership training and programs.
Recognize, … » More …

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