As the first group of Washington residents line up for COVID‑19 vaccines, some are getting those long-awaited inoculations from WSU College of Nursing faculty and students.
From hospitals and healthcare facilities to people’s homes and communities, Cougs are making a difference across the state of Washington.
New WSU research shows giving nurse practitioners the authority to prescribe buprenorphine has brought that gold standard treatment for opioid addiction to people who might not have had access to it before.
Students from 16 western states and territories will now be able to enroll in the WSU College of Nursing’s PhD and Master of Nursing programs and pay the in‑state tuition rate, saving thousands of dollars per semester.
Nurses and other healthcare providers should talk to patients about their cannabis use the same way they talk about other habits like smoking and drinking: routinely and without judgment.
His work improving the health and well-being of indigenous peoples has earned him grant funding, awards and citations as an academic researcher at WSU Health Sciences.
The College of Nursing in Spokane worked quickly to put the program in place after a rise in COVID‑19 cases stretched local nursing staffs thin.
WSU’s degree-completion program for working nurses – the RN-BSN – has helped more than 1,700 registered nurses earn a bachelor’s degree.
Koithan, who joined the College of Nursing on July 1, said she was drawn to WSU by its land‑grant mission and long history of working with underserved and rural populations.
College of Nursing faculty Roschelle (Shelly) Fritz, Renee Hoeksel and Kawkab Shishani are among 230 people worldwide being inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing this fall.