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Lawmakers in Olympia continue to negotiate if and how WSU could get funding for a pilot program to train nurses to become sexual assault examiners in Eastern Washington.
A proposal for Washington to become the 35th state to join the national nursing compact survived Friday’s deadline in the Senate, although not all key stakeholders are on board. Joining would allow nurses moving into or out of Washington state to forgo a licensure process before practicing.
With a regional nursing shortage impacting even Spokane-based hospitals, critical access hospitals in rural settings feel the need for nurses even more.
Nursing educators acknowledge the pipeline problem in the nursing workforce in Eastern Washington, but challenges are deeper and more complex than a simple fix.
Once operated out of the historic Carnegie Library on downtown Spokane’s western edge, the Washington State University Nursing College now trains students with evolving technology and offers advanced degrees, decades after the call for nurses to receive college training.
Nursing students at the Washington State university College of Nursing learn with the help of a high-tech mannequin that can mimic healthy vital signs and those of someone in severe distress. To those not familiar with modern medical education, the mannequin is unsettlingly lifelike.
The Washington Department of Health Nursing Commission charged a registered Spokane nurse with unprofessional conduct in September after she pleaded guilty in May to charges related to hitting and killing her husband with a car.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Jim Halsey, 83, has traveled to Japan and South Korea, through Europe and Central America. One recent day, he squatted in a narrow, wooden boat and watched as an elephant trudged through a swamp in Botswana. Halsey, who was an intellectual-property lawyer before he retired, didn’t have to leave his wheelchair at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church to make the trip. He and several other residents at the retirement facility strapped on virtual-reality goggles and journeyed to the country in southern Africa, as well as to Antarctica.
Wendy Williams-Gilbert knows a thing or two about rural health care, and in her role at the WSU College of Nursing, she works with students every day to ensure they get the training necessary to work in rural communities.
Nurses in the Providence hospital system are preparing for strikes after ten months of contract negotiations have produced little progress.
Nurses and health care workers in the Providence hospital system are protesting changes to their benefits plan, while the nonprofit defends the move.
Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.
Washington to set up special trust fund to help with long-term care costs by requiring payments from workers.
Several dozen low-income and homeless people took advantage of the WSU Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine’s free health screening and vaccination clinic on Friday.
Whitworth volleyball’s Erin White led the Northwest Conference in assists per set as a sophomore and she’s on track to do it again this season as a senior.
For her study of police bias and nurse fatigue, Lois James will be among several women honored Oct. 4 with the YWCA’s Women of Achievement award.
Washington State University announced Thursday it has received donations totaling $100,000 that will be used to purchase training equipment for health sciences students in Yakima and Spokane.
Waldron (Wally) Lindblad has a button strapped around his wrist that he presses when he needs help. Sitting in his recliner in his apartment at an assisted living facility in Pullman, the 92-year-old Korean War veteran said sometimes it takes 20 to 30 minutes to get help.
All three of Spokane’s hospitals announced plans to train young women as nurse’s aides for the French battlefront.
Police were trying to determine a motive Saturday after they said a man fatally shot four family members at two locations, including his father and stepmother inside a Texas nursing home before killing himself there too.