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Debbie Brinker to be inducted into WSNA Hall of Fame

Debbie Brinker, an assistant dean and assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, will be inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame this spring. 

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Debbie Brinker credits students, fellow faculty for distinguished teaching award

Assistant Dean Debbie Brinker was named one of two recipients of the President’s Distinguished Teaching Awards for Instructors and Clinical Faculty – the first College of Nursing faculty member to receive the honor.

Brinker teaches professional development and senior practicum courses and is Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Community Engagement; she’s been on the College of Nursing faculty for 13 years.

As an educator, “My primary focus is to engage students so we grow leaders in health care,” she said. But Brinker said credit for her honor also goes to the College of Nursing’s exceptional faculty, staff, and students, who she called “the why … » More …

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Washington Center for Nursing Announces New Board President

Debbie BrinkerThe Washington Center for Nursing, the statewide nonprofit nursing workforce data and resource center, is pleased to announce the election of Debbie Brinker, RN, MSN, CNS, as the new president of the Board of Directors. Her term will begin January 1.

Brinker is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Experiential Learning at the Washington State University College of Nursing. She joined the board in May 2014 as the university representative of the Council on Nursing Education in Washington State (CNEWS), the association of all deans and directors of approved Washington State … » More …

WSU Professor Debbie Brinker Honored by WSNA

At the Washington State Nurses Convention, WSNA recognized and honored colleagues and community partners who have made significant personal and professional contributions towards the advancement of nurses, the profession and the association. Debbie Brinker, WSU College of Nursing faculty and co-director of the undergraduate program, was selected a WSNA’s Nurse Educator of the Year.

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