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WSU Nursing College at 50: From humble beginnings to 21st century care

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Women of the Year: Wendy Williams-Gilbert researches, advocates for rural health care and nursing

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Providence nurses prepare to strike if contract negotiations continue to stall

Nurses in the Providence hospital system are preparing for strikes after ten months of contract negotiations have produced little progress.

UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

Providence, nurses enter mediated negotiations over benefits

Nurses and health care workers in the Providence hospital system are protesting changes to their benefits plan, while the nonprofit defends the move.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018

WSU Spokane researcher Lois James’ study of police bias helps earn her YWCA recognition as a Woman of Achievement

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.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

Gifts totaling $100,000 to benefit WSU health sciences students in Spokane, Yakima

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.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Wally Lindblad is frustrated with the care he gets in assisted living. So he’s giving $1 million to WSU.

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 …

100 years ago in Spokane: Hospitals train women to be nurse’s aides at World War I battlefront

All three of Spokane’s hospitals announced plans to train young women as nurse’s aides for the French battlefront.

New Spokane Community College simulation lab prepares nursing students

There’s a manikin at Spokane Community College that blinks, bleeds and births babies. It’s being used in a new simulation lab at the college, which helps nursing students prepare for …

Schools and care providers seek remedy to nursing shortage

Nursing schools and care facilities are caught between wave of retirees and spike in school applications.

Demolition of Riverfront Park’s Imax building expected in March

Permits for the demolition of the Imax building and the roof over the ice rink were reissued last week by the city of Spokane, signaling that work on the redevelopment …

SCC building suites for nursing simulation

Spokane Community College is spending $482,500 to build new nursing simulation suites and observation rooms.

Front & Center: From babies to educational excellence, WSU College of Nursing dean has delivered

Joyce Griffin-Sobel remembers the first time someone called her a nurse. “When I was in college, we had to follow a family through Lamaze class and birth. The family I …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

WSU College of Nursing honored as center of excellence

Washington State University’s College of Nursing was recognized Monday as a Center for Excellence in nursing education, one of 15 programs selected from around the country.

100 years ago in Spokane: 21 nurses volunteer to serve on World War I battlefields in France

A total of 21 Spokane nurses signed up for service on the battlefields of France. They were to be part of a hospital unit organized by Dr. S.E. Lambert.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

Nearby states, population growth strain Idaho’s nurse supply

Officials with the Idaho Department of Labor say the state continues to experience pockets of severe nursing shortages while better paying jobs in surrounding states are attracting Idaho’s nursing graduates.

100 years ago in Spokane: At Sacred Heart graduation, doctor encourages new nurses to join war effort

The Sacred Heart Hospital nursing school graduated 21 nurses – at a time when nurses were in exceptionally high demand. Dr. William O’Shea, who presented the diplomas, told the graduates …

Nurses at St. Joseph in Tacoma get $5 million settlement

Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma will receive $5 million in back pay after CHI Franciscan Health agreed to a settlement regarding meal and rest breaks.

Blindness isn’t stopping one 90-year-old from leading walks as a proud ‘pedal pusher’

Ninety-year-old Anne Mose is legally blind, but that’s not stopping her from leading Flora “Flo” Burgess on a walk every week.

Rosalia nurse’s license suspended after deaths

State health officials suspended a Rosalia nurse practitioner’s license after three of her patients died from taking prescribed painkillers. In some cases, the prescriptions written by Susan Bowen-Small exceeded 15 …

State suspends license of Rosalia nurse after prescription deaths

The Washington state Health Department said Friday it has suspended the license of a registered nurse who allegedly overprescribed narcotics to her patients, resulting in at least three deaths.

Moms need to plan before they pump

Other than the part about sucking down milk, cuddly babies and mechanical breast pumps have little in common. That’s one reason producing milk can be difficult for many women back …

Breast-feeding while on the job challenging

Breast-feeding her son, Mateo, was painful and difficult for Becky Alcala. The baby had a tongue-tie, limiting his ability to nurse. A specialist confirmed the condition and snipped the baby’s …

Formula for home nursing

Her days as a race car driver serve Mary Clarke well as a home health nurse in North Idaho. She travels daily, taking dirt roads to remote locations throughout the …

Prescription for addiction

A Gonzaga University nursing student working in a local hospital this spring noticed something odd on the medication logs. A patient who didn’t need painkillers was receiving the drugs every …

Male call

As a boom operator at Fairchild Air Force Base, Staff Sgt. Thomas Wright flew 200 missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, maneuvering refueling booms into waiting fighter planes high above the …

WSU associate dean says nursing can be healthy career choice

Today’s nursing school graduates continue to find good jobs even as the economy stumbles along and the uncertainty of health care reform looms. Anne Hirsch, senior associate dean of the …

Vestal: Project pairs photography with social action

A couple of years ago, when Kathy Hirschel started as an outreach worker at the health clinic in Quincy, Wash., she was shocked by what she saw as she visited …

A healing approach toward career, life

Everybody has a story. Bartenders know this. Psychologists know this. Journalists know this. It was the premise behind Charles Kuralt’s television essays, “On the road with Charles Kuralt,” which ran …

Recession-resistant career paths

Sobering news on the jobs front closed 2008: Spokane County’s unemployment rate climbed to 7.6 percent, higher than the national average of 7.2 percent. And rural counties surrounding Spokane are …