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Nursing Building at the Riverpoint campus to be dedicated
May 6, 2009

SPOKANE – The WSU College of Nursing Building that broke ground in late 2006 and welcomed its first class of students this past January will be dedicated at an invitation-only event at 5 p.m. on May 7.


The dedication will feature remarks by Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown; Rich Hadley, President and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated; WSU President Elson S. Floyd; WSU College of Nursing Dean Patricia Butterfield; and Brian Pitcher, Chancellor of WSU Spokane and vice-provost for WSU Health Sciences systemwide. WSU Board of Regents chair Francois Forgette will present a proclamation on behalf of … » More …

Nursing graduates to be recognized in candlelight ceremony
May 5, 2009

RICHLAND — Tri-City graduates of the WSU College of Nursing will be recognized at Convocation, a special pinning and candlelight ceremony, at 5 p.m. May 14 at the Battelle Auditorium, 904 Battelle Blvd., Richland.
Convocation is a thoughtful occasion where faculty, staff, medical professionals, and students’ family members celebrate the hard work and special relationships of the spring 2009 graduating class.
The ceremony features student and faculty speakers. Convocation is open to the public and is followed by a reception.

Girls catch up in prevalence of metabolic syndrome
April 6, 2009


SPOKANE – There appears to be an increased awareness of the need to get our nation’s youth moving and eating well—schools are taking a critical look at the meal options provided to students, and with the emergence of interactive exercise video games, game-loving teens don’t necessarily equal couch potatoes. So have things improved in recent years?

Yes and no, says Kenn Daratha, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing and the lead author on a paper, “Effects of Individual Components, Time, and Sex on Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents,” published in … » More …

Partnership with Harborview expands
December 11, 2008

SPOKANE – Juniors in the nursing program at the WSU College of Nursing anticipate the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at Washington’s only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center.


Beginning in spring 2009, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and the WSU College of Nursing will extend the opportunity for 10 juniors to participate in practical clinical study at Harborview with the potential to return the following year to complete their required senior practicum. This represents an expansion of the existing arrangement between Harborview and the WSU College of Nursing that currently provides senior practicum opportunities to approximately 20 students each year.


“Due to … » More …

College of Nursing moving to Riverpoint
November 14, 2008

SPOKANE – Two years after a groundbreaking attended by hundreds of community leaders, students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the WSU College of Nursing will move into the new Nursing Building on the Riverpoint Campus.

The Clinical Simulation and Performance Lab will move over the weekend, followed by about 200 faculty and staff who will move during the week of Nov. 17-21.

The college’s Spokane students, who number approximately 600, will continue to attend classes at the Magnuson Building until their last final exams on Dec. 17.  Beginning spring semester 2009, all students and classes will be at the Riverpoint Campus, and the building … » More …