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Scholars at WSU College of Nursing are engaged in research initiatives that are yielding change in primary care delivery, health transitions, community and environmental health, and health sciences education.

By embracing the University’s commitment toward conducting innovative, relevant research, the college pursues scientific inquiry with the goal of disseminating findings and outcomes. The Research office has been successful in steadily growing our research portfolio and making strategic faculty hires in the past several years. 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

  • Study: Can an online program help reduce opioid use by patients with chronic pain?

    Dr. Marian Wilson

    Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take.

    Wilson, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a co-investigator on the EMPOWER study with lead investigator Theresa Winhusen, Ph.D., director of the Addiction Sciences Division in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The … » More …

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  • News release: College of Nursing faculty part of group landing $1.8 million for “smart home” research

    SPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar.

    The National Institute of Nursing Research, one of the organizations that makes up the National Institutes of Health, awarded the grant to:
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    — Roschelle “Shelly” Fritz, assistant professor in the College of Nursing in Vancouver;

    — Diane Cook, the Huie-Rogers chair professor in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science;

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  • WSU researchers recently presented at nursing conference in Dublin

    WSU College of Nursing faculty and a doctoral student recently presented their research at the International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

    The 28th annual event was sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and drew nearly 1,400 nurse researchers, students, clinicians and leaders.

    The presentations of work by WSU College of Nursing faculty and student were:

    Research Session: Transitions in the Care of the Older Adult
    “Participatory Approach to Build Capacity: Nurse-led Research to Overcome Insufficient Mobility in Hospitalized Older Adults” by Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Gordana Dermody and Instructor Dr. Ruth A. Bryant

    Research Session: Patient Education in … » More …

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