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Janet Holloway stands in front of a display of nursing memorabilia at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
Display in St. Luke’s traces history of nursing education in the state

Standing in front of a photo of a brick building, Janet Holloway, WSU Associate Professor Emeritus, points to a window and says, “my room was right in the corner.”

Holloway, 83, is showing where she lived as a nursing student in Spokane in the mid-1950s, when then-Washington State College joined with St. Luke’s Hospital to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing – a program truly ahead of its time.

Nursing students spent their first two years in Pullman, as many students in the WSU College of Nursing do now. They moved to Spokane to spend their final two years at St. Luke’s Hospital and other … » More …

Sara Van Natta-S2-nursing student
Washington a model for suicide prevention training

Sara Van Netta

By Addy Hatch

SPOKANE, Wash. – More than half the states mandate suicide-prevention training for public school teachers, but only seven states have policies requiring healthcare professionals to get similar training. That’s one of the findings of a research study conducted by Washington State University College of Nursing student Sara Van Natta.

She will present “Suicide Prevention Education: Policies for Healthcare Professionals across the United States” at SURCA, the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities on Monday, March 27, at WSU Pullman. SURCA is a venue for undergraduate students to display their … » More …

Anita Hunter, right, with Vancouver high school student Chris Bevin in Uganda
Project in Uganda led to discovery of widespread health impacts from contaminated water

As published in Northwest Crimson & Gray, a magazine of WSU Vancouver
 

Helping get a hospital built in Uganda was an important step for Anita Hunter. But it was just the first step.

More than 10 years ago, Anita Hunter was invited to Mbarara, Uganda, to build a children’s hospital that would treat children who were dying from preventable diseases. Thanks to many people, the hospital was built and has been operating since 2009.

But Hunter’s interest didn’t stop there. Too many children still had preventable diseases. “Our work has gone beyond building a hospital to cure illnesses. We need to prevent … » More …

Faculty Biosketch Form

New Faculty Biosketch Form

If you do not have a biosketch on our College of Nursing website, fill out the form below. If you are updating an existing biosketch, please fill out the Directory & Biosketch Update Form instead.

To view your current biosketch page, visit the Faculty Directory and click on your name.

 

Questions? Contact Sarah Schaub at sarah.campo@wsu.edu

Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel

The Seventh Dean of the College:
Dr. Joyce Griffin-Sobel

“I am deeply committed to interprofessional education and practice, as it is the foundation for moving healthcare towards improved quality and patient-centered care.”

ACHIEVEMENTS

Leadership
During her first year as Dean at the WSU College of Nursing, she has led the strategic planning process, revamped the organizational structure, and worked to implement interprofessional education across all programs and campuses. Prior to WSU, she led the first major interprofessional initiative with Weill Cornell School of Medicine and Hunter Colleges of Nursing, Public Health and Social Work.

Research
Dean Griffin-Sobel has been awarded more … » More …

IPE Opportunities in Yakima

Yakima-Interprofessional

Pacific NW University $1.75M HRSA grant provides interprofessional learning opportunities for health science students across Central Washington

Since fall 2015, students at the college in Yakima have participated in several interprofessional events (IPE) in coordination with central Washington higher education partners: Pacific NW University of Health Sciences, Central Washington University, Yakima Valley Community College, Heritage University, and WSU College of Pharmacy in Yakima. Nearly 300 students participated in the first IPE event, where students worked in small groups to complete various patient … » More …

Jae Kennedy
Study to Examine Affordable Care Act, Those with Disabilities

By Eric Sorensen, WSU

A Washington State University researcher will lead a $2.5 million examination of the federal Affordable Care Act’s impact on what may be the largest group in need of its services: people with disabilities.

 

Jae Kennedy“Their service needs are different and their health needs are more intensive,” said Jae Kennedy, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Nursing, WSU Spokane. “There are a lot of reasons why this is an important population to study and make sure that the legislation is living up to its promise.”

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RN-Master of Nursing

RN-Master of Nursing

The RN-MN program allows RNs with a bachelor’s degree in any field to pursue an advanced nursing degree while maintaining their other life commitments. Master’s-prepared nurses are in high demand to assume existing and emerging roles in a number of health care settings including management, administration, education, research, policy, and consulting. Full- and part-time programs of study are available. This program is offered at all College of Nursing sites.

Prior to applying to the graduate school and selecting a master’s track option, you will be advised on the completion of the following two courses, which will help bridge your current bachelor’s degree … » More …

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Veteran commits $1 million to
WSU College of Nursing to honor
wartime nurses

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Research funding up 37 percent at WSU College of Nursing

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