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Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care

This conference offers healthcare providers an opportunity to validate and enhance clinical competencies, acquire new assessment and management skills, examine critical issues in health care at the state and national level, network with colleagues in advanced practice, and learn about new products, services and pharmacotherapeutic agents. Conference faculty include distinguished national, regional and local experts. Concurrent sessions allow participants to design their own educational tracks in the areas of acute, adolescent, adult, family, geriatric, midwifery, pediatric, psychosocial and women’s health care. In addition, workshops on Saturday provide a broad spectrum of in-depth learning opportunities for providers in all settings, including a 4-hour Buprenorphine Waiver Training … » More …

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Preceptor Spotlight: Todd Smith, Nurse Practitioner Faculty in Residence

Family Nurse Practitioner and longtime preceptor Todd Smith knows how important it is to guide students as they translate academic learning into clinical practice. 

Louise Kaplan with student
Professor Louise Kaplan helping Swaziland add nurse practitioners

There is no medical school in Swaziland, a small African country that has the world’s highest HIV/AIDs rate. Much of Swaziland’s health care is provided by nurses.

Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel
Opinion: AMA should stop trying to limit nurse practitioners

WSU College of Nursing Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel wrote an opinion piece that ran in The Spokesman-Review on Sunday. Here’s the full text: 

A committee of the American Medical Association is threatening the ability of nurse practitioners to fulfill their critical role in modern health care.

Portrait of a nurse practitioner using a stethoscope on a patient.
Federal grant will help WSU-trained nurse practitioners address primary care shortage

A new federal grant received by the WSU College of Nursing will help train nurse practitioners to address a critical shortage of primary-care providers in rural areas across Eastern Washington.

Precepting 101
Precepting 101

Precepting 101Precepting is an organized, evidence-based approach to assist nurses who are new to practice or who are learning a new skill or role. For WSU College of Nursing undergraduate and advanced practice nursing students, preceptors provide thousands of hours of time and expertise to assist students with the entry to practice. The college is successful in preparing experienced nurses largely because of the support and commitment of preceptors in the community and of our healthcare partners. So what does it mean to be … » More …

Ysabel Myers
Faces of the DNP: Preparing Tomorrow’s Advanced Practice Nurses

Cameron GoodCameron Good, BSN, RN
Family Nurse Practitioner 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 earned his BSN degree from WSU College of Nursing in 2013 and immediately enrolled in the DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP) program. His nursing experience … » More …

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn Sander
Prescription for Nurse Practitioners

With more ARNPs, patients may be left wondering who should provide their care

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn SanderBy Chelsea Bannach – originally published in InHealth Magazine

Kathryn Sander can care for patients from birth to death. As a family nurse practitioner for CHAS Health, Sander treats patients with a variety of illnesses, focusing on management of chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension.

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Tri-Cities, Kadlec Announce Partnership, Historic Gift

TC Kadlec PartnershipRepresentatives from Washington State University Tri-Cities and Kadlec Regional Medical Center today announced a landmark $18 million gift to support the WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing. It is the largest single gift in WSU Tri-Cities history.

The largest single gift ever given to WSU Tri-Cities, Kadlec’s gift will fund distinguished faculty positions within the College of Nursing’s advanced degree programs.

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