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Congratulations December grads!

Congratulations graduates!

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People + pets clinic helps all involved

People + pets = learning

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Nursing student juggles military deployments with school

Nursing student juggles
deployments and school

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Celebrating 50 years of impact

50 Years of Impact

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  • Graduate in cap and gown walking toward the stage Congratulations December grads!

    December 2018 graduates of the WSU College of Nursing received their nursing pins at the college’s Convocation ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6.

    The tradition-filled ceremony included a recitation of the Nursing Pledge led by Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel, who invited all nurses in the audience to participate.

    In addition, students with family members who are nurses were pinned by those family members. Other students received their nursing pins from Jo Ann Dotson, BSN Program Director and Associate Professor.

    The ceremony, held in the historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, was followed by a reception for friends and family.

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  • portrait Concussion laws need adjustments, new analysis shows

    In 2009 Washington became the first state to pass a law requiring that young athletes be cleared by a healthcare provider to return to play after a concussion. In the next few years all states passed similar laws as awareness of the danger of sports-related concussions grew.

    But have those laws been effective?

    Using one measurement, the answer is no, said Jacquelyn Deichman, a nursing student at Washington State University who researched adolescent concussions for her WSU Honors College thesis.

    To gauge the laws’ effect, she looked at “leave without being seen” rates for sports- and recreation-related adolescent concussions in U.S. emergency rooms. … » More …

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  • portrait Coug nurse draws on decades of nursing for debut mystery novel

    Rita Catching had to retire from nursing to have enough time to write her first novel, a murder mystery whose main character is a nurse in Eastern Oregon.

    The book by the WSU College of Nursing graduate (MN ’03) was selected out of hundreds of entries as a finalist for a prize from the Crime Writers’ Association in 2016, and she was invited to London for the awards ceremony.

    Her book didn’t win, but Catching, 68, said she scored “a very quiet victory” anyway. Being in London with famous mystery authors was a treat, and she proved to herself she could be a writer.

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