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Peer support important for men in accelerated nursing degree programs

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

male_nurse_wsu_spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Peer and mentor support can help students succeed in high-stress, accelerated nursing degree programs and might be especially important for men in those programs, according to a study conducted by faculty from the Washington State University College of Nursing. » More …

College of Medicine class profile gives glimpse into medical education need

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Elson S. Floyd_College_of_Medicine logoSPOKANE, Wash. – A new profile of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine charter class shows it is comprised of a strong percentage of women, low socioeconomic status and first generation students. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

Paul Lauzier Foundation gives clinical equipment to College of Medicine

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

lauzier foundation logo SPOKANE, Wash. – First-year medical students at WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will get to learn and test their patient examination skills in a hands-on environment thanks to the Paul Lauzier Foundation’s gift of equipment for eight clinical exam rooms on the WSU Spokane campus. » More …

College of Nursing named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing

national league of nursing logo By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing has been named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, one of only 15 universities or health care organizations nationwide chosen for this honor.   » More …

Numerica donation arms WSU medical students with iPads

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By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

SPOKANE, Wash. – Students arriving in August to attend WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will kick off their medical education with a technology head start thanks to the generous donation of iPads from Numerica Credit Union. » More …

Federal grant supports nurse practitioner training, rural primary care

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A new federal grant received by the WSU College of Nursing will help train nurse practitioners and address a critical shortage of primary-care providers in Eastern Washington rural areas. » More …

June 18-29: Native American Health Sciences Institute slated at WSU Spokane

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – For more than two decades, WSU has hosted Native American and Alaska Native teenagers for a summer camp to expose them to careers in the health sciences. » More …

Associate dean targets goals for rural medicine, global experiences

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Williams Farion - WSU Tri-Cities assoc medical dean 2017RICHLAND, Wash. – It may be two years before WSU Tri-Cities has medical students, but Farion Williams, the new associate dean of medicine for that campus, is ramping up for students who will spend their final two years in the region. » More …