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Washington a model for suicide prevention training
March 23, 2017

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – More than half the states mandate suicide-prevention training for public school teachers, but only seven states have policies requiring healthcare professionals to get similar training. That’s one of the findings of a research study conducted by Washington State University College of Nursing student Sara Van Natta.

Bi, Brinker receive awards for instructor/clinical faculty
March 9, 2017

EVERETT and SPOKANE, Wash. – Clinical faculty members Xiaopeng Bi and Debbie Brinker will receive the annual President’s Distinguished Teaching Awards for Instructors and Clinical Faculty at the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on March 31.

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain
December 5, 2016

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

marian-wilson-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options.

Scholarship to help increase Native American nurse force
July 13, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Leslie-Randall-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Ph.D. nursing candidate Leslie Randall has received a $10,000 scholarship from Johnson & Johnson companies designated for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) scholars in an effort to increase their representation among the workforce.

WSU receives federal grants to grow nursing workforce
July 5, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

WSU-Nursing-Pathways-students-80RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing received three federal grants totaling $1.1 million to reduce health disparities in Washington, increase access to qualified healthcare providers in rural and underserved areas and expand nurse educator preparation.

New dean hired for College of Nursing
January 28, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Griffin-Sobel-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel has been named dean of the College of Nursing at Washington State University, effective May 16.

Researchers embark on hookah smoking study
October 14, 2010

Kawkab Shishani

SPOKANE – Researchers from WSU’s College of Nursing plan to embark on a pilot study on the health and dependency risks of heavy waterpipe smoking for intermittent users, a virtually unexplored topic.

 

Smoking tobacco through a waterpipe, or hookah, originated in the Middle East and has been a growing trend over the last decade in Europe and the U.S., according to the American Lung Association. Yet there have been few U.S. studies focused on hookah smoking and its effects at the national level. The most comprehensive was published in 2009 by Professor Thomas Eissenberg from … » More …