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Scholars at the WSU College of Nursing are engaged in research initiatives that are changing healthcare delivery, community and environmental health, and health sciences education.

Faculty and students at the WSU College of Nursing are committed to innovative, relevant research that contributes to the university’s Drive to 25 – a goal to become one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities by 2030. The College of Nursing Research office has been successful in steadily growing our research portfolio and making strategic faculty hires. Four core areas of distinction – behavioral health, community and public health, educational innovations and outcomes, and patient care quality and safety – help us attract and retain nurse scholars, advanced practice nurses, and students with similar passions and interests.

Research News

  • portrait DNP grad found that group medical visits were useful in treating chronic pain

    Imagine being a nurse practitioner serving patients in a county that’s larger than Rhode Island, but has just 5,300 residents and one medical clinic.

    In the West, that’s the reality – and the challenge – for many rural healthcare providers.

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  • speaking at a podium Opioid use disorder affects women differently than men

    We’re accustomed to hearing about America’s opioid epidemic as if it’s monolithic, but there are striking differences in how opioid use disorder affects men and women.

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  • Portrait of Teresa Bigand Cannabis research honored at grad-student expo

    Portrait of Teresa Bigand

    A research study led by Teresa Bigand, who’ll receive her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing next month, was honored at a graduate-student research expo in Pullman recently.

    Bigand’s study explored the effects of cannabis on people who use opioids for pain.

    It was awarded a second-place finish in the Medical and Life Sciences category at the Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition. There were 192 submissions to that exposition, with 80 research projects accepted for … » More …

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By the Numbers

Drive to 25

  • Read the WSU College of Nursing’s strategy to contribute to the university’s Drive to 25, a goal of becoming one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities by 2030.
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