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.
Congratulations to Laura Wintersteen-Arleth of the WSU College of Nursing, who received Washington State University’s Crimson Spirit Award in September.
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.
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 …
The call went out to the day room at the Union Gospel Mission men’s shelter in Spokane on Wednesday morning: “Hey, we need somebody who can butcher up some animals.”
There are more than 800 nursing programs in the United States and more than 400,000 nurses who’ve earned masters or doctoral degrees.
The heart of a nurse isn’t bound by the hours of a work shift.
Julie and Barbara both know that.
FROM THE DESK OF
Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
September 11, 2017
Each year on this date, I reflect on the terrible events of September 11, 2001. I vowed then that I would do my part to ensure we do not forget the horrific assault on our country, and the losses that over 4,000 families endured as a result.
So many people narrowly escaped injury or death, serendipitously. I count myself among those.
I have an apartment on the west side of Manhattan, directly uptown from the World Trade Center site. My … » More …
Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities.
Benefits of Precepting for WSU College of Nursing
Precepting Nursing and Nurse Practitioner students is an exceptional opportunity to pay forward the extraordinary work of your own preceptors. Teaching reinforces and strengthens our understanding of a given topic and this has real world benefit for your patients and their families. As a preceptor and mentor, you play a critical role in the educational experience of WSU’s students, helping to shape the next generation of nurses and advanced practice nurses while contributing to the quality of healthcare in the region.
Precepting can also benefit healthcare practices and organizations within the community by affording long-term observation … » More …
Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take.