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Robbie Paul
WSU’s Paul Seeks to Empower Native Americans with Careers in Healthcare

Robbie PaulSPOKANE, Wash. – When Robbie Paul first joined Washington State University almost 20 years ago, it was the beginning of a journey that led her to a PhD, a new-found belief in herself, and a mission to inspire and empower others to pursue higher education.

A member of the Nez Perce Tribe, Paul joined the WSU College of Nursing in 1995 to head up Native American recruitment and retention, including efforts to plan and organize a two-week summer camp program for Native American high school students interested in pursuing nursing careers. That program has since … » More …

Strong, Brave, and Intelligent

Robbie Paul’s article “Strong, Brave and Intelligent” was recently published in the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) magazine. To view or subscribe to the online magazine, visit the AIGC website.
Robbie Paul

By Robbie Paul

My name is Robbie Paul. I was born and raised on the Nez Perce Reservation in Craigmont, Idaho. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and auntie. My life’s journey has been full, challenging and rewarding. I was the 4th of 5 children and lived with my family on a ranch on the Camas Prairie. My mother was Maxine … » More …

Health science camps promote careers and college

PULLMAN, Wash. – As most teens celebrate the end of the school year, 55 Native American and underserved high school students statewide are returning to learning for two weeks to explore health science careers at Washington State University.
The Na-ha-shnee Health Science Institute, designed for Native Americans, and the Creating a Nursing Path program, benefiting underserved students from Rogers High School (Spokane, Wash.), Pasco High School (Pasco, Wash.) and Davis High School (Yakima, Wash.), are under way June 17-28 at the Pullman campus.

WSU’s Nahashnee Creates Possibilities

PULLMAN, Wash. – Across the United States, there are less than 20 Native Americans who have earned a PhD in Nursing. Robbie Paul, Native American Health Sciences director at WSU Spokane, is dedicated to increasing the number of Native Americans practicing health sciences in the Northwest.

Her dedication is one of the reasons that 25 high school students from 16 Native American tribes and 27 Washington high school students will complete an immersion experience at the Na-ha-shnee Health Science Institute on the campus of Washington State University over the next two weeks.

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