Advancing nursing practice through scientific discovery
Nursing research improves lives and advances the nursing profession. Nursing scholarship uses knowledge to transform healthcare delivery and education, and patient outcomes. At the WSU College of Nursing we’re successful in landing funding support from public and private sources, and our nurse researchers and scholars are recognized experts in their fields.
“Researcher on the Rise” Q&A with College of Nursing researcher Claire Richards
How does an ICU nurse with an interest in end-of-life care pivot to a career as a nurse scientist studying power outages, extreme heat, and wildfire smoke? For assistant professor of nursing Claire Richards, it took a passion to better understand the health impacts of climate change, along with plenty of perseverance.
Nurses worldwide should become more involved in actions aimed at reducing the health effects of climate change, according to an analysis published recently in The BMJ, a prestigious medical publication formerly called the British Medical Journal.
We seek to reduce illness and injury and promote wellness in specific areas, such as maternal/child health; the relationship between sleep and performance; environmental health and sustainability; and addictions and behavioral health.