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Girma Admasu, DNP student: “I know how it feels not having enough health care”

When Girma Admasu graduates from the Washington State University College of Nursing with his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, he’ll have the skills and knowledge to become a family nurse practitioner, one of the most sought-after health care professions in the nation. 

Latoyia Butler standing next to her research poster.
WSU’s largest-ever DNP class improves healthcare in myriad ways

The WSU College of Nursing will graduate 33 Doctor of Nursing Practice students this spring, its largest-ever DNP class. 

Jessica Pearl portrait inside the prison clinic.
DNP student Jessica Pearl: health care in a prison is rewarding

Jessica Pearl, DNP candidate, Washington State University College of Nursing.
Expects to graduate in 2018 with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.
Worked at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, a medium-security state prison in Connell, Washington, for the past seven years.

Portrait of Emma Oswald and Ebony Blackmon Humphrey at the Lois Price Spratlen Foundation award gala.
DNP student Ebony Blackmon Humphrey awarded Lois Price Spratlen Foundation scholarship

Author, entrepreneur, nurse, and WSU Doctor of Nursing Practice student Ebony Blackmon Humphrey was honored recently by the Lois Price Spratlen Foundation in Seattle with a $2,000 scholarship.

Group photo of DNP students in Spokane
Largest-ever class of DNP students to graduate from WSU College of Nursing next week

The WSU College of Nursing will graduate its largest-ever class of DNP students next week. The 23 students from across the state cleared their last hurdle with the presentation of projects on Thursday. 

Portrait of Nicholas Goodwin and Jean Swartz
Herman and Jean Swartz still paying it forward for students nearly 80 years later


It was a benefactor who provided the money for my scholarship, and now I am in a position to be the benefactor.” – the late J. Herman Swartz

A couple’s extraordinary gifts have helped many college students in the Inland Northwest over the years, including Nicholas Goodwin. A student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the WSU College of Nursing, Goodwin is the Fall 2017 recipient of the J. Herman and Jean Swartz Graduate Fellowship in Nursing. He hopes to finish his studies in the psychiatric nurse practitioner program and open his own practice. Goodwin had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Swartz … » More …

Growing the DNP in Tri-Cities
Transforming the Health of a Community

Growing the DNP in Tri-Cities

A generous gift has allowed WSU to expand its DNP program in Tri-Cities. Now we need to recruit new faculty who will begin breathing life into it.

Last January, WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing and Kadlec Regional Medical Center announced a transformative gift and partnership that will positively change health care in central Washington. The Kadlec Foundation donated a historic $18 million that will help to build out a Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program at the college in Richland. The DNP program prepares advanced practice nurses to become nurse practitioners and … » More …

Manuela Orban - DNP Graduate
WSU Graduates its First DNP Cohort

Manuel Orbana, DNP graduate
Manuela Orban, DNP, RN
DNP Project: Evaluating a clinic’s
weight loss program

On her first day of class as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student in Southern California, Manuela Orban knew it was a stepping stone degree. Fast forward to December 2014, when Manuela graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. During her course work, she completed the required clinical hours at Family Medical Care in Hayden, ID, where one of the physicians provided her with inspiration for … » More …

WSU College of Nursing Hires DNP Program Director

Daryl Duvall Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has hired Darryl Duvall to serve as the program director for the college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Darryl, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), joins the college following recently earning his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Darryl has worked as a Nurse Anesthetist since 1998 in Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington State.

Darryl will lead the college’s DNP program, which prepares nurse practitioners and population health nurses. The program is offered through … » More …

Cameron Good
Q & A With Cameron Good

Cameron Good
Cameron Good, BSN, RN
DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Student

“I believe nurse practitioners will help alleviate the weight that has been burdening Doctors and Physician Assistants, specifically in primary care. We are being called on to assume preventive and primary care roles that will benefit the entire spectrum of providers – and our patients.”

Cameron Good, originally from Bellevue, WA,  earned his BSN degree from WSU College of Nursing in 2013 and soon enrolled in the DNP … » More …

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