The high-end audio engineer rethought her career choice after 9/11 and that reassessment eventually led Roberts to the PhD program at the Washington State University College of Nursing, where she’s also a research associate.
The nurses left for Thailand on New Year’s Day to join Thai colleagues in looking at the unique care provided to cancer patients at a temple there.
The funding will be used in part to help increase the number of women who receive prenatal care during early pregnancy and the number of children who attend preschool in the Micronesian Islander community of Oregon.
From the first class of 37 students, the program has produced over 10,000 graduates with more than 80% staying in Washington after graduation.
Among the faculty at the WSU College of Nursing are two experts on police use of force, implicit bias, and the effect of fatigue and shift work on law enforcement officers.
The scholarships will support low-to-moderate income nursing students who intend to pursue their nursing careers in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.
A $2.8 million grant will provide financial support for up to 40 full‑time nurse practitioner students who are interested in working in rural areas or with underserved populations.
The Thai faculty members worked on collaborative research projects with College of Nursing faculty and visited hospice and palliative care programs in the area.
Abel Saba worked with a team of volunteers and a local physician in Burkina Faso to treat 2,000 people in a week.
Wendy Williams-Gilbert helped drive introduction of a bill that would authorize the WSU College of Nursing to offer specialized training in gathering physical evidence of sexual assault or abuse in the emergency room.