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Portrait of Betty Anderson
WSU College of Nursing family mourns the passing of one of its founders

On Sunday, the WSU College of Nursing lost one of our founders and an influential figure in nursing in the Pacific Northwest, when Betty Anderson passed away at the age of 99.

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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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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.

portrait of Dr. Janet Katz
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.

A counselor shows a teenage participant in Na-ha-shnee Native American Health Sciences Institute how to measure blood pressure.
Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute under way at WSU Spokane

For more than two decades, Native American and Alaska Native teenagers have headed to Washington State University in the summer to learn about careers in the health sciences.

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.

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