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Dialogue circles help build bridges between nursing students and communities of color

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Communication between a nurse and a patient carries assumptions and beliefs on both sides.

When that nurse is a student and the “patient” is the leader of a racial or ethnic minority group, the barriers to effective communication can be high. 

NP workshop: “Transforming Practice in Substance Use and Misuse”

The Nurse Practitioner Group of Spokane and the Washington State University College of Nursing are co-sponsoring this workshop including educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Topics include non-opioid pharmacological pain options, MAT, having difficult conversations, acupuncture and cannabanoids.

It’s free to NPGS members, enrolled WSU NP students and NP graduate faculty. Cost is $150 for non-members.

Registration deadline is Feb. 23. Register at 

Up to 7 CE hours and meals provided (CE pending AANP approval).


Nurses are an important voice on medications committees



If nurses want a larger role in health care policy, they need to increase their numbers on boards and commissions. 

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WSU nursing, pharmacy students vaccinate nearly 800 people

Nearly 800 children and adults in Spokane County are protected against flu, chickenpox, measles, shingles and other illnesses thanks to students and faculty at Washington State University Health Sciences. 

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