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Graduate Programs

Funding is available to help pay for your graduate degree.
The Nurse Faculty Loan Program offers a loan-forgiveness program of up to $35,000 per year to students pursuing an MN, DNP, or PhD degree in nursing. In return, students agree to teach nursing at the college or university level for at least four years for 85 percent loan forgiveness.

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Master’s

MN – Nurse Leader
MN – Nurse Educator
RN-Master of Nursing

Doctoral

DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner
DNP – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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Dr. Anita Hunter pets an elephant at an animal sanctuary in Uganda.
Anita Hunter’s passion to help others took her around the world

Anita Hunter has traveled the globe, but the pediatric nurse practitioner, professor and academic leader didn’t hit the tourist spots. Instead, she chose destinations where people were suffering and she believed she could help: Ghana, Belfast, Tijuana, Uganda.

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Dr. Janet Katz named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Janet Katz, Professor at the WSU College of Nursing, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Katz will be inducted into the Academy in a ceremony in October.

WSU College of Nursing students Nick Castro, left, and Brianne Harder, right, with 2016 College of Nursing grad, 2nd Lt. Jaclyn Sison at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
WSU nursing students who are ROTC cadets training in Germany

What did you do during summer break?

WSU College of Nursing students Brianne Harder and Nick Castro worked in the largest military hospital outside the United States – Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany – learning clinical skills and getting an idea of the responsibilities they’ll take on as Army Nurse Corps Officers.

Gordana Dermody named to national CNL certification board

Gordana Dermody, PhD, RN, CNL, has been named to the board of the Commission on Nurse Certification, which manages the Clinical Nurse Leader certification program. Dermody, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the WSU College of Nursing, will join the board on July 1 and will serve a three-year term.

Portrait of Barb Richardson holding a microphone with a group of teenagers behind her.
Barbara Richardson honored for founding Youth Leadership Spokane

More than 600 area teenagers have learned civic responsibility, leadership, communications and team-building in the last 20 years through Youth Leadership Spokane, a program founded by Barbara Richardson, now a faculty member at the WSU College of Nursing.

Community fitness program helped overweight teens in Coeur d’Alene

Image of two feet in running shoes.

Five years ago, researchers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, wanted to test whether overweight teenagers would be receptive to a community-based fitness program that included exercise, goal-setting, and nutrition coaching.

Renee Hoeksel
Dr. Renee Hoeksel named a fellow in NLN Academy of Nursing Education

Dr. Renee Hoeksel, Executive Associate Dean and Professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.

Close-up of statue face at a temple or palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
Friendship forged ties between College of Nursing and Thailand’s top university

A formal agreement signed late last year between the WSU College of Nursing and Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious university began with the friendship of two doctoral students.

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