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Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
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Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel

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 …

Portrait of Dr. Jae Kennedy
Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

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

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 …

Dr. Marian Wilson
Study: Can an online program help reduce opioid use by patients with chronic pain?

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.

Emilie Kimball, BSN '11, will volunteer for 10 weeks in Africa with Mercy Ships.
Emilie Kimball, BSN ’11, to volunteer aboard Mercy Ships

Emilie Kimball’s nursing degree will take her across the globe later this month to volunteer for Mercy Ships in Africa.

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News release: College of Nursing faculty part of group landing $1.8 million for “smart home” research

SPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar.

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What Coug Nursing alumni wish they’d known in nursing school

With undergraduate students beginning their nursing studies this week, we asked WSU College of Nursing alumni and the larger nursing community what they wish they’d known then. Here’s what they said:

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WSU College of Nursing named a national Center of Excellence

The WSU College of Nursing has been named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, an honor given to only 15 schools and health care facilities nationwide in 2017.

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