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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 Register to attend Cleveland Visiting Scholar breakfast

    Suffering a traumatic injury from a car wreck, shooting or a fall often is followed by depression or PTSD, affecting the victim’s recovery.

    Dr. Therese Richmond, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will talk about these linkages at the Cleveland Visiting Scholar lecture on Oct. 4.

    Dr. Richmond’s career has been spent studying human response to injuries. She co-founded the Penn Injury Science Center and is associate dean for research and innovation at Penn Nursing in Philadelphia. She was elected for membership to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of her work.

    She told the Philadelphia Inquirer last year, “The thing … » More …

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  • portrait of three people Study looks at transitions from opioid use to addiction, treatment

    How do people with chronic pain move from appropriate use of opioids to addiction? And what prompts them to seek addiction treatment?

    As the United States grapples with rising opioid addiction and overdose death rates, the answers to those questions are critical. Yet they’re not well understood. 

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  • WSU College of Nursing Building Research funding up 37 percent at WSU College of Nursing

    Researchers at the Washington State University College of Nursing received $9.8 million in external funding in the 2018 federal fiscal year —up 37 percent from the previous year. About 62 percent of the College of Nursing’s external funding came from competitive grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health. 

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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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