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WSU nursing student’s action at City Gate might have saved a life

A Washington State University nursing student in Spokane got a glimpse of his future recently. 

Latoyia Butler standing next to her research poster.
WSU’s largest-ever DNP class improves healthcare in myriad ways

The WSU College of Nursing will graduate 33 Doctor of Nursing Practice students this spring, its largest-ever DNP class. 

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Research spotlight: Nurses are essential, yet they struggle within the health care system

Research spotlight: Tullamora Diede, “Professional identity in the lived experience of hospital nurses”

Nurses are the largest segment of the health-care workforce, and nursing is the most-trusted profession in America, according to annual polls. Yet studies have found that nurses feel disrespected and powerless in their profession, and nearly a third leave their job within the first year. 

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Senior practicum one of the last hurdles for nursing undergrads

There’s no coasting to the finish line in nursing education.

Students spend their last month as undergrads working long shifts, often at night, in health care facilities around the state. Typically they finish up right before commencement.

Vote for Faculty Pinners

Vote for May 2018 Convocation Faculty Pinners

Rachel Gunning: WSU alum, NICU nurse, card game inventor

Rachel Gunning has been a NICU nurse in Spokane for three years. Now she has a Kickstarter campaign to launch a card game.

The first thing isn’t the cause of the second. It’s not like she’s disillusioned with nursing.

Letter from BSN Program Director

Letter from our BSN Program Director

JoAnn DotsonDear Preceptor:

Thank you for agreeing to serve as a preceptor for a senior nursing student from the Washington State University College of Nursing. The student assigned to you will be in the final month of their baccalaureate nursing education, enrolled in the Senior Practicum, N430. Having completed all the program requirements except the practicum, your student will be making the transition from student to graduate nurse. You will have a vital role in this transition.

Enclosed in this packet are materials that will assist you in precepting your … » More …

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Renee Hoeksel, pioneer of college transfer agreements, honored by WSU

In 1990, Renee Hoeksel left a career in hospital nursing to become WSU Vancouver’s first and only full-time nursing faculty, charged with creating a degree-completion program for working nurses. 

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Preceptor Spotlight: Todd Smith, Nurse Practitioner Faculty in Residence

Family Nurse Practitioner and longtime preceptor Todd Smith knows how important it is to guide students as they translate academic learning into clinical practice. 

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College of Nursing’s strategic plan targets innovation, engagement

A strategic plan is a road map for an organization, one that lays out its priorities and purpose.

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