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									Focus On NURSING
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           New Dean

                New Technology

                      New Building
                                              N U R SI N G .WSU. ED U   
                                                                                                                    Spring 2007
                  Dear friends of the College of Nursing,                                               Focus on Nursing magazine is published
                                                                                                    biannually for alumni and friends of the College
                  As we collect the stories for our biannual magazine, I’ve been able to reflect    by the Advancement and External Relations Of-
                  on the many events that have taken place at the College over this past year           fice at the Washington State University
                                                                                                           Intercollegiate College of Nursing.
                  and the progress we continue to make as we transition to our new build-
                                                                                                                    interim dean

                  ing and welcome new leadership. Beginning July 1, Dr. Patricia Butterfield
                                                                                                                      Anne Hirsch                                                                   Real Life, High-Tech
                  will become the College’s new dean. We look forward to her leadership and
                  extend to her a heartfelt welcome to our College. I am confident that Dr.         assistant dean for advancement and                                                              Nursing Simulation
                                                                                                              external relations
                  Butterfield will help our College reach the next level in terms of doctoral                                                                                                       Is Here
                                                                                                                      Alice Dupler
                  education, research endeavors and superior, state-of-the-art instruction. She
                                                                                                       assistant director of development
                  brings with her a wealth of knowledge in regard to health sciences pro-
                                                                                                                       Kris Pitcher
                  gram development, as well as her nationally recognized research addressing
                                                                                                       editor/communications director
                  environmental health, rural health systems and occupational health services
                                                                                                                    Michelle Galey
                  in small companies and rural communities. Dr. Butterfield’s expertise as a

                  scholar and a leader will be invaluable as we strive to expand our research
                                                                                                                     Alisun Dvorak
                  activities here at the College of Nursing.                                                          Tami Kelley
                  The College continues to grow in response to the healthcare needs of our                           Karen Malone                                  the College’s
                  state and the nation for highly educated, highly skilled nursing leaders. We
                                                                                                                     Cori Vaughn                                     Next Dean
                                                                                                                   graphic design
                  are planning to expand enrollment in our master’s program, and we are
                                                                                                        Symmetrically Wound Productions
                  currently developing a Doctor of Nursing Practice program. In addition, we
                  will be admitting students to our newly approved PhD in Nursing program
                                                                                                                    Susan Lyons
                  this month. The College also is establishing partnerships to bring simulation           Symmetrically Wound Productions
                  technology to our students, faculty and communities, which you can read           Correspondence regarding editorial content should
                  more about in this issue of Focus on Nursing.                                                        be sent to:
                                                                                                               Editor/Focus on Nursing
                  Many of you have asked me about my future plans. I am committed to the

                                                                                                        WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing
                  mission of the College and will continue to contribute to the administration            2917 W. Fort George Wright Drive
                                                                                                              Spokane, WA 99224-5291                                                    A New Home for
                  of the academic programs across the state. I will assume my former posi-                                                                      the College of
                  tion as senior associate dean, and I look forward to working closely with Dr.
                  Butterfield on upcoming college initiatives as well as my own scholarship. I
                                                                                                      Correspondence regarding address changes
                  have been quite active in the community and the state and look forward to                      should be sent to:
                  completing ongoing projects related to nursing and health care. My year                    Development Coordinator
                                                                                                       WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing
                  as interim dean has been a year of change, challenge and learning. And,                2917 W. Fort George Wright Drive
                  because I felt the support of so many, it has been a year of accomplishment                Spokane, WA 99224-5291
                  and growth. I appreciate this opportunity and look forward to continued
                  growth in the years ahead.                                                        ON the cOveR:
                                                                                                   An expert in the area of human patient
                  Thank you for your continued support during my time as interim dean of the       simulation, assistant professor SUZAN KAR-                                              N E W FACE S at I CN – 0
                  College. The College is very fortunate to have outstanding alumni who make       DONG-EDGREN is a key member of a WSU
                                                                                                   steering committee that is working to create                                          F O C U S O N F A C U LT Y – 
                  a difference every day in the lives they touch. We also are grateful to have
                                                                                                   a Regional Clinical Simulation Center in Spo-
                  dedicated friends who financially support the work of the College. Please        kane and Yakima. Pictured with ICN student                                            U P C O M I N G E V E N T S – 
                  enjoy this newly designed issue of Focus on Nursing!                             Erin Snowberger.
                                                                                                                                                                                           F O C U S o n A L U M N I – 
                                                                                                                                                            N U R S E - t o - N U R S E M E N T O R C O N N E C T I O N – 4
                                                                                                                                                                      F O C U S o n S TAT E W I D E C A M P U S E S – 5
                  Anne Hirsch                                                                                                                                            CL E V E L A N D V IS I T I N G SCH O L A R – 6
                  Interim Dean
                                                                                                                                                                                 A L U M N I C L A S S N O T E S –  -5

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                                                                                                                                       Real Life, High-Tech
                                                                                                                                       Nursing Simulation Is Here

                                                                                                                                                                Meet SimMan. He can tell you how he’s feeling. His heart sounds
    A man in his early 40s arrives at the                                dents working with SimMan will be able to
                                                                         experience the full result of their decisions
                                                                                                                                                                may be normal, or, the student may identify a problem that hasn’t
    emergency room complaining of                                        – whether it be stabilizing the patient or
                                                                                                                                                                yet been diagnosed. He may respond favorably to treatment, or he
                                                                                                                                                                may “crash.” The bottom line is that the student is the nurse, and
    sharp pain in his lower abdomen,                                     possibly even losing the patient.
                                                                                                                                                                all decisions will have consequences.
    shortness of breath and dizziness.                                   “The College of Nursing’s clinical and
                                                                         simulation practice laboratory is designed                                             Jessica Sandstrom (L) and Erin Snowberger (R),
    It’s a typical scenario a nurse is likely to encounter in an acute                                                                                          practice on SimMan with Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren.
                                                                         to simulate clinical settings, providing
    care setting, but in this case, the patient is a life-sized mani-
                                                                         undergraduate and graduate students
    kin equipped with interchangeable body parts, and his name
                                                                         the opportunity to learn and enhance                                                    sional experience like reading          Edgren heads a research team that
    is SimMan. The students surrounding the patient are taking
                                                                         their skills,” says Connie Boleneus, BSN,                                               a textbook and turns it into a          combines nursing and pharmacy
    part in a hands-on learning experience in the College’s clini-
                                                                         RN, clinical preceptor and director of the                                              three-dimensional, moving in            educators and a health policy
    cal simulation and practice laboratory.
                                                                         clinical and simulation practice lab. “This       become more prevalent through-        space, sensory, psychomotor ex-         analyst. They have developed a
    As with a human patient, student nurses will engage SimMan           is best accomplished through the use of           out the entire Inland Northwest.      perience,” says Edgren.                 joint program of research evalu-
    in an interview by asking him a series of questions. They will       clinical case scenarios, faculty guidance,        An expert in the area of human                                                ating the best way to teach with
                                                                                                                                                                 Edgren serves as the editor-in-
    monitor his vital signs utilizing the same technology found          and resources that facilitate clinical critical   patient simulation, Edgren is a                                               simulation. Edgren introduced
                                                                                                                                                                 chief of the international online
    in a hospital, and then monitor his response to any treatment        thinking and decision-making – skills that        key member of a WSU steering                                                  WSU College of Pharmacy (COP)
                                                                                                                                                                 journal Clinical Simulation in
    or medications they have provided.                                   are crucial in our line of work.”                 committee that is working to cre-                                             faculty to simulation, making
                                                                                                                                                                 Nursing and was selected as one
    SimMan can be pre-programmed to have a variety of symp-              ICN nursing students will continue to             ate a Regional Clinical Simulation    of eight consultants out of 159         WSU one of the early adopters of
    toms and conditions or be manipulated by a faculty member            become more familiar with SimMan and              Center in Spokane and Yakima.         applicants for the National League      this innovative teaching technol-
    to react in the way a real patient might. In fact, he has breath     other simulation technology as the College        Edgren was instrumental in dis-       for Nursing Expert Committee            ogy for the Doctor of Pharmacy
    and bowel sounds, a heart beat, and can tell you how he’s            moves into its new location and secures           seminating simulation technol-        for Simulation. This committee is       curriculum. This innovation led
    feeling. During the entire learning process, the patient’s vi-       funding to acquire more simulation equip-         ogy across the curriculum at the      charged with developing online          to a descriptive study “Survey
    tal signs are displayed on an EKG monitor while the faculty          ment for its on-site clinical simulation and      University of Texas, Arlington,       modules for teaching with simu-         of Human Patient Simulation
    member watches and a small camera films the student’s ac-            practice laboratory. However, Suzan Kar-          School of Nursing, prior to join-     lation and integrating simulation       Technology in Health Sciences
    tions. Unlike working with human patients where a faculty            dong-Edgren, PhD, RN, an assistant profes-        ing ICN’s faculty in 2006.            into a nursing curriculum on a          Education.” The COP and the ICN
    member must step in when a student makes a mistake, stu-             sor at the College, hopes to see simulation       “Simulation takes a one-dimen-        national level.                                        See SimMan~page 11

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                                                                                                                   vironmental Protection Agency,              this honor. She is one of 105                May, Butterfield was invited to
                                                                                                                   and findings from her research              alumnae of the Robert Wood                   give the commencement address
                                                                                                                   have been covered by CNN and                Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow               for the Yale School of Nursing.
                                                                                                                   USA Today in the lay press.                 Program, a three-year intensive              Brian Pitcher, chancellor of
                                                                                                                   Butterfield is the author of                program designed to enhance the              WSU Spokane and vice provost
                                                                                                                   “Thinking Upstream” and “Up-                leadership capabilities of a select          for health sciences for the WSU
                                                                                                                   stream Reflections on Environ-              group of U.S. nursing executives,            system, said, “We welcome Dr.

Announcing                            the        c o l l e g e ’s n e x t D e A n
                                                      Patricia G. Butterfield, PhD, RN, FAAN

On July 1, 2007, Patricia G. But-     nurses at several sites, the Col-      lowing an occupational injury
terfield, PhD, RN, FAAN, will         lege plays a central role in ad-       and examining the respective
become dean and professor of          dressing Washington’s nursing          roles that organizational and eco-
the Washington State Univer-          workforce needs. As a citizen of       nomic factors play in recovery.
sity Intercollegiate College of       this state, as well as a nurse, I am   Following her postdoctoral work,
Nursing. Butterfield is professor     very pleased to see WSU making         Butterfield returned to Montana,
and chair of the Department of        strategic and significant invest-      where she had worked as a staff
Psychosocial and Community            ments in the public’s health.”         nurse early in her career. In Mon-
Health Nursing at the University                                             tana, she focused on rural low-
of Washington. Her previous po-
sitions include serving as director
                                       “I’m eager to                         income families and the range
                                                                             of occupational health services
of the Occupational & Environ-
mental Health Nursing Program
                                      become a part                          available to workers in small
                                                                             businesses. Since her arrival at
at the University of Washington       of WSU and its                         the University of Washington in
and director of the Office of Re-                                            Seattle, Butterfield’s research has
search and Scholarship at the         health sciences                        focused on examining household
Montana State University College                                             and take-home exposures to rural
of Nursing. Butterfield will suc-        leadership                          low-income children. This work,       Patricia and her husband, Phil Butterfield, PhD, an environmental engineer and research scientist at the University of
ceed Anne Hirsch, senior associ-
ate dean for academic affairs, who         team.”                            currently underway, examines
                                                                             children’s exposures to several
                                                                                                                   Washington, take a break with their dog, Kenai, in their recently purchased home on Spokane’s South Hill.

has served as interim dean follow-    Butterfield has spent the past 18      contaminants and the roles that       mental Health,” widely cited               and in 2003 she was inducted                Butterfield to the strong team
ing the retirement of Dean Doro-      years examining the effects of         social class and substandard          papers from Advances in Nursing            into the American Academy of                of leaders we have in the health
thy Detlor in September 2006.         occupational and environmental         housing play in these exposures.      Science. Her work also has been            Nursing. She also has served                professions and health sciences
“I’m eager to become a part of        exposures on the public’s health.      She also directs a four-year clini-   published in the American Jour-            as an invited member on the                 at WSU Spokane and throughout
WSU and its health sciences lead-     As a doctoral student, she worked      cal trial testing the therapeutic     nal of Industrial Medicine, Applied        U.S. EPA’s Children’s Health                the university. The move of nurs-
ership team,” says Butterfield.       with toxicologists and physicians      effect of public health nursing       Nursing Research and Neurology.            Protection Advisory Commit-                 ing to the campus adds to our
“I believe that our state is being    to study environmental factors         visits on the environmental           In 1996, she was selected for              tee and on a NAFTA-related                  growing portfolio of programs
well served by the multi-campus       associated with young-onset            health status of rural low-income     a visiting professorship at the            Trinational Expert Panel to                 that address key shortages in
system developed by the College.      Parkinson’s disease. Her postdoc-      children. Her current projects        Centre for Agricultural Medicine           develop indicators of children’s            healthcare professionals.”
By educating highly qualified         toral work focused on developing       are funded by the National Insti-     at the University of Saskatch-             environmental health for the
bachelor’s and graduate-level         models of delayed recovery fol-        tutes of Health and the U.S. En-      ewan – the first nurse to receive          U.S., Canada and Mexico. Last

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                                                                                                                                                                                                     ,000 square feet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of tHe new building :
                                                                                                                                                                                           human patient simulators
                                                                                                                                                                                             clinical simulation and
                                                                                                                                                                                           performance laboratories
                                                                                                                                                                                            Patient exam rooms with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  observation rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                Seminar rooms, distance-learning
                                                                                                                                                                                     classrooms and lecture halls
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Research center
                                                                                                                                                                                   computer and multi-media labs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       H igHligHts
                                                                                                                                                                                                Student services areas
                                                                                                                                                                                Faculty and administrative offices
                                                                                                                                                                                                               coffee bar
                                                                                                                                                                                          Outside courtyard/garden

    The College’s new home,                  with a total      labs, research facilities, and expanded health library                                                  College of Nursing Building             $15,000,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      n a ming o pportunities:
    budget of nearly $34 million on the WSU Spokane            resources will be provided through the new facility.                                                    Named Paver                                  $1,000
    Riverpoint Campus, is scheduled to be completed in
                                                               LMN Architects and Integrus Architecture served as
                                                                                                                         The time                                      AINS Suite                                  $10,000
    the fall of 2008 with classes beginning spring semes-
                                                               the architectural firms for the project, and the build-   is now to visualize                           Advancement Director’s Office               $10,000
    ter (January) 2009. The new building will serve as the
                                                               ing will be built by Graham Construction.                 the impact your gift will have on the         Director of Communications’ Office          $10,000
    entrance to the expanding Riverpoint Campus and
    the planned University District located in downtown        Pending legislative approval, the new nursing build-      future of nursing. We would like to           Performance Lab(s)                          $25,000 each
    Spokane, Wash.                                             ing will allow the College of Nursing to increase the     assist you in finding a giving
                                                                                                                         opportunity that creates a meaningful
                                                                                                                                                                       Seminar Room                                $25,000
                                                               number of students it currently serves to address the
    As the flagship headquarters of the Pacific Northwest’s                                                              legacy for you. In addition to the naming     Associate Deans’ Suites                     $50,000 each
                                                               ongoing shortage of nurses nationwide. This new facil-
    largest college of nursing, the ICN’s Spokane building                                                               opportunities on the right, there are other   Conference Room                             $50,000
                                                               ity will keep WSU a leader in preparing nurses to meet
    will be a center of nursing excellence in research, edu-                                                             opportunities for giving and involvement.
                                                               the health care needs of Washington’s people. It will                                                   Classrooms                          $50,000-150,000 each
    cation and practice. Moving from the western edge of
                                                               expand the knowledge base of health care practice,        Please contact Alice Dupler at                Coffee Bar                                 $100,000
    Spokane near Spokane Falls Community College to
                                                               and enhance WSU’s strategic emphasis on biotechnol-       (509) 324-7325/ or
    the downtown Riverpoint location, ICN will be close                                                                                                                Faculty Lounge                             $100,000
                                                               ogy research by collaboration with other disciplines      Kris Pitcher at (509) 324-7202/
    to Spokane’s downtown medical centers and clinics.                                                                                                                 Student Lounge                             $100,000
                                                               and institutions on the Riverpoint higher education for more information.
    With Spokane’s ICN campus acting as the hub, the           campus.                                                                                                 Research Center                            $150,000
    College will provide undergraduate and graduate
                                                               “Although we’ll miss our current location, moving to                                                    Legacy Garden                            (Reserved)
    nursing education to more than 500 students onsite,
                                                               our new building will allow us to partner and work                                                      Dean’s Suite                               $250,000
    and using distance technology, will provide courses
                                                               closely with the other health programs offered at the     Watch the construction
    to students who, because of being place bound, would                                                                 of the new building online at                 Main Lobby                                 $800,000
                                                               Riverpoint Campus,” said Anne Hirsch, interim dean
    otherwise be unable to complete their nursing de-                                                                             Clinical Simulation Performance Center   $2,000,000
                                                               of the College. “It’s an exciting time for us.”
    grees. In addition, state-of-the-art clinical simulation

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New tenure-track Faculty hired                           Mary Jayne   Johnson,                                     SimMan continued...                      Lorna Schumann Receives Washington State
for the 006-0 Academic Year                            PhD, APRN                                                 conducted a needs assessment
                                                                                                                   survey of Spokane-area health
                                                                                                                                                            Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award
                                                                          Dr. Johnson arrived at ICN in            care providers and educators to                                                    nurse practitioner education or

Roxanne                                                                   the fall and was previously an           understand community percep-                                                       community affairs.
PhD, RN, CARN                                                             assistant professor at Brigham           tions of the need for a simulation                                                 Dr. Schumann is the lead faculty
                 Dr. Vandermause’s nursing back-                          Young University in Provo, Utah.         lab.Results of the needs assess-                                                   member of the Family Nurse Prac-
                 ground is in community health,                           Johnson has a wealth of nursing
                                                                                                                   mentsurvey will be utilized as ra-                                                 titioner program at ICN. She is a
                 and she is educated as a primary                         experience and has worked in sev-
                                                                                                                   tionale for a forthcoming Kresge                                                   Fellow of the American Academy
                 care nurse practitioner. Her re-                         eral medical settings as a staff RN
                                                                                                                   Foundation grant proposal to                                                       of Nurse Practitioners and is ac-
                 cent focus is on research in the                         and family nurse practitioner.
                                                                                                                   increase the number of simulators                                                  credited in several nurse practitio-
                 area of addictions and everyday         A graduate of the Deaconess Hospital School of Nurs-      availableinthecommunity. Kresge                                                    ner disciplines. In addition to her
                 experiences, particularly those         ing, Johnson received her bachelor and master’s           will match $1 for every $2 raised                                                  faculty position, Dr. Schumann
                 experiences of suffering that can       degrees at Brigham Young University and her PhD           on behalf of this effort.                 Lorna Schumann, PhD, FAANP,              practices in an infectious disease
                 be alleviated through education,        in nursing at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.                                               will receive the prestigious State       clinic and urgent care clinic. She
                                                                                                                   If you would like to learn more           Award for Nurse Practitioner Excel-
collaboration, and thoughtful healthcare practice.                                                                                                                                                    also has been actively involved in
                                                                                                                   about how you can be part of              lence during the American Acad-
After her doctoral study in Wisconsin, Vander-                                                                                                                                                        international practice, serving in
                                                                                                                   this important College initiative,
mause was looking for an academic home where             New Faces in the                                          contact Alice Dupler, assistant
                                                                                                                                                             emy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
                                                                                                                                                             22nd National Conference in In-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      different capacities in Honduras,
she could teach and develop her scholarship.
                                                         Advancement Office                                        dean for advancement, at (509)            dianapolis, Indiana, June 20-24,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ecuador, Pakistan and China. Her
                                                                                                                                                                                                      work has been published in several
“I wanted to work with others committed to healthy                                                                 324-7325, or Kris Pitcher, assistant      2007.
communities and academic excellence, and I needed        Kris Pitcher        , BS                                  director of development, at (509)
                                                                                                                                                             Founded in 1991, this award
                                                                                                                                                                                                      books and journals and has helped
                                                                                                                                                                                                      define excellence in health care.
a place where my family would thrive,” said Van-         Assistant Director of Development                         324-7202.
                                                                                                                                                             recognizes a nurse practitioner
dermause. “I found a community of scholars and
                                                                          Kris Pitcher joined the WSU ICN in                                                 in a state who demonstrates ex-
practitioners dedicated to exploring new healthcare
                                                                          September 2006. While she comes                                                    cellence in practice, research,
challenges, educating practitioners of excellence, and
                                                                          to us from Phoenix, Ariz., she is a
serving the needs of their community.”
                                                                          Northwest native, born and raised.
                                                                          Her background in advancement
                                                                          began in a non-profit organization
                                                                          more than 10 years ago where she         Bindler
Suzan  Kardong-edgren,                                                    most recently she served as execu-
                                                                          tive director of the Valley of the Sun
                                                                                                                   Ruth Bindler Recently Featured
                  Dr. Kardong-Edgren’s primary
                                                         YMCA. Kris is a graduate of WSU and is delighted to       in NurseWeek Magazine
                                                         be part of the advancement team here at the College.
                  areas of research focus on the use                                                               Professor Ruth Bindler, PhD, RNC,         interventions play in reducing
                  of technology to improve under-                                                                  was recently featured in the March        obesity rates in adolescents. The
                  graduate education and patient                                                                   26 issue of NurseWeek magazine            study of both overweight and non-        importance of proper nutrition
                  safety. She chairs a WSU steering      Michelle  galey  , MSC                                    where she discussed her recent            overweight students is scheduled         and exercise, mentors who will
                  committee that is working to cre-      Director of Communications                                $1.5 million grant she received           to start next fall in six Spokane        work with students to set and meet
                  ate a Regional Clinical Simulation                                                               from the Department of Agri-              middle schools.                          diet and activity goals, after-school
                                                                          Michelle Galey joined the Col-
                  Center in Spokane and Yakima.                           lege in August 2006. Prior to her        culture (USDA) to help stop the           As part of the study, all schools will   programs such as field trips to
                                                                          arrival, she served as the assistant     ongoing        childhood      obesity     make improvements in their nutri-        farmers’ markets, and increased
                  Kardong-Edgren was previously                                                                                                                                                       hours for school fitness centers.
                                                                          director of university relations at      epidemic. We featured Dr. Bindler         tional environment, such as offering
an assistant professor at the University of Texas at
                                                                          Eastern Washington University            in our last issue of Focus on Nursing,    more fresh fruit and vegetables.         Families will be enlisted as
Arlington. She received her PhD in health stud-
                                                                          (EWU) in Cheney, Wash. and as            and since that time, she and her          But in some schools, students will       supporters and will receive infor-
ies from Texas Woman’s University, Denton.
                                                                          an adjunct instructor at Spokane         research team have received both          participate in youth and family          mation about fitness and nutrition,
                                                                          Community College. She holds a           regional and national attention.          programs that encourage them to          but students will set their own
                                                                          bachelor’s degree in business ad-        Bindler is co-investigator on a           develop healthy lifestyle habits.        goals, Bindler says.
                                                         ministration from Montana State University and            project to examine the roles that         The interventions could in-
                                                         a master’s degree in communication from EWU.              individual, school, and family            clude classroom materials on the

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                                 sing                                                                      ev e n t s                                                                              Ruth Gellert Jackson (class of ’)
                       ge of nUr
            g co l l e
U pco m i n                                                                                                                                                                                        For the past 20 years, Ruth has                  “The students I meet today are
                                                                                                                                                                                                   worked for Deaconess Medical Cen-                dealing with much harder circum-
         4th Annual Rural Nurse Conference                            Meet the College of Nursing’s                                                                                                ter serving in different roles. To-              stances than I had when attending
         June 13-15                                                   New Dean: Dr. Patricia Butterfield                                                                                           day, she works as an RN staff nurse              classes,” said Ruth. “The classes
         Rural Nursing: Growing Quality                               Upcoming Dean’s Receptions:                                                                                                  in the Deaconess Surgery Center,                 and clinical assignments are time
         Red Lion Hotel in Richland, WA.                              September 27                                                                                                                 where she preps patients for sur-                consuming enough, yet many stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   gery. She resides in Spokane with                dents must work and juggle fam-
         Schedule and registration information at:                    5-7 p.m./Tri-Cities Campus                                                                                                                                                    her husband, Darrell, an engineer,               ily needs, too. These students are
                                                                      October 3                                                                                                                    and her two teenaged children.                   our future nurses who will be tak-
         html or contact
                                                                      5-7 p.m./Location TBD in Spokane                                                                                                                                              ing care of us as we get older. It’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ruth keeps active with her alma
                                                                      October 11                                                                                                                                                                    an honor to assist them and help
                                                                      2-4 p.m./WSU Yakima Campus                                                 ICN alumna Ruth                                   mater in more ways than one.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    them reach their goals.”
         Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar                                                                                                                                                      Her support remains evident by
         October 4                                                    October 18                                                                 Gellert Jackson,                                  her continual presence at many of                An avid arts lover, Ruth serves
         Featuring Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN
                                                                      5-7 p.m./WSU Vancouver Campus                                              RN (’78) believes                                 ICN’s internal and external events.              on the Spokane Opera board and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   A past member of the ICN Ad-                     is a regular participant in the
         5-6 p.m. with reception to follow.                                                                                                      in staying active in                              vancement Council and President’s                popular and acclaimed “Ham on
         WSU Riverpoint Campus Auditorium/Academic
         Center Building                                              New Nursing Building Dedication                                            her community.                                    Associate Council (Spokane), she                 Regal,” an annual fundraising mu-
                                                                      October 8, 2008                                                            In addition to working part time at               also is a member of the President’s              sical put on by Ferris High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Associates Cabinet and serves on                 parents.
                                                                                                                                                 Deaconess Medical Center in Spo-
                                                                                                            ts, pleas                            kane, Wash., Ruth keeps busy rais-                the WSU Foundation Board of                      “It really embarrasses my son,” says
                                                                                              ut these even 24-7325.                                                                               Trustees.
                                                                                      tion abo                                                   ing two teenagers, serving on com-                                                                 Ruth, whose son is a sophomore at
                                                                                                       e at 3
                                                                         more informa ancement Offic                                             munity boards and committees,                     In April 2002, Ruth established an               Ferris. “But, that’s the whole point,”
                                                                     For            Adv
                                                                            the ICN                                                                                                                                                                 she says with a smile. “Plus, we raise
                                                                                                                                                 volunteering at local events such                 annual scholarship and became a
                                                                                                                                                 as Bloomsday, and helping current                 member of the ICN Scholarship                    a lot of money for the school.”
                                                                                                                                                 nursing students achieve success.                 Committee.

‘00s                                             St. John Medical Center in Longview, Wash.       tary Academy at West Point and is presently    as a critical care air transport nurse with the   the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.              ’89 Russell Michaelsen, BSN, RN, was em-
’06 Nicole Busch and Chris Solvang reside        ’05 Delonna (Carrillo) Zarelli just graduated    at ranger school. Upon completion, he will     Air Guard. He is presently a certified emer-                                                       ployed by Sacred Heart Medical Center and
in Seattle, Wash. Chris works at Harborview      from UW Tacoma with her MN and has been          be stationed at Fort Drum, NY. Carol is fin-   gency nurse and TNCC Instructor and was           ‘80s                                             Deaconess Medical Center from 1990–2001.
                                                 accepted into the UW PhD program.                ishing her new home, which she hopes will      recently promoted to emergency depart-            ’89 Jennifer (Kimbel) Lane worked at Swed-       He retired from Sacred Heart Medical Center
Medical Center in the Neuro Intensive Care
                                                                                                  be her last building project.                  ment/trauma services manager at Deacon-           ish Medical Center First Hill ED from 1990-      in 2001. His areas of service were Coronary
Unit, and Nicole works at the University of      ’03 Carol Pinkerton-Ewens moved to Gig
                                                                                                  ‘01 Dana Kelleher lives in Beaverton, Ore.,    ess Medical Center.                               2005. In 2004, she won the first Microsoft       Critical Care, Orthopedics, Neurology, Float
Washington Medical Center in the Medical-        Harbor, Wash., from Spokane almost two
                                                                                                  with her husband and 16-month-old son,         ‘98 Heather W. La Marque moved to Boul-           Healthcare Users group “Nurse of the Year”       Pool and the ER. He co-founded Hypro-
Surgical-Transplant Intensive Care Unit. They    years ago where she worked in the renal
                                                                                                  Robinson. She currently works on the new       der, Col., and now lives in Basalt near Aspen     award for an electronic documentation proj-      tek, Inc., a biotech organization research-
are getting married in Seattle on July 21,       unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center. She
                                                                                                  inpatient pediatric unit at Providence St.     skiing and working at Valley View Hospital.       ect she headed up at Swedish with Microsoft      ing infection control and development of
2007, and their wedding website is www.          switched to the PCU at St Joseph’s Medical
                                                                                                  Vincent’s Medical Center and loves the chal-   In the summer, she takes a seasonal position      and Cap Gemini. She followed the project         medical devices related to intravascular Nicole is taking the GRE     Center in Tacoma for one year, then later
                                                                                                  lenges of children’s care at the community     for four months at Martha’s Vineyard Hospi-       to LYNX Medical Systems (Emergency De-           therapies, which was incorporated in 1994.
in September to begin the process of attain-     moved to Hospice, where she loves working
                                                                                                  hospital level.                                tal in Massachusetts, which she’s been doing      partment Software) where she now works           He received five US patents in 1995–1996
ing either her nurse midwife degree or DNP.      as a nurse. One of her eldest sons, Forrest
                                                                                                                                                 for the past three summers and loves it.          as product manager for all of the clinical       related to intravascular therapies. He attends
Chris is hoping to become a CRNA after his       Ewens, was killed in action in Afghanistan in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   applications. She is currently in the process    conferences at ASTMH (American Society
two years of experience at Harborview. They      June ‘06. After his death, her youngest son,                                                    ’92 Valerie Rae Hennessy, MSN, ARNP,
hope to start a family in the next year.         Stephen, enlisted and is now stationed in        ‘90s                                           CNAA-BC, received her Nursing Administra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   of creating two new products and getting         for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) and
                                                                                                  ’99 Gram McGregor, RN, BSN, CEN, went                                                            ready to launch the first next quarter. She is   IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America)
‘06 Carla Brim, MN, APRN, BC, CNS, from          Korea. Her middle son, Eli, reactivated in the                                                  tion, Advanced certification in Oct. 2006
                                                                                                  to Baghdad for two months last January                                                           using both her nursing degree and clinical       related to the ongoing work at Hyprotek.
Vancouver WSU, recently received AACN            Army last fall, is stationed at Fort Drum, NY,                                                  and is the Director of Nursing Management
                                                                                                  through Mar. 2006. He was promoted to                                                            experience to head into a different career       Russell’s future plans include taking the an-
national board certification for Clinical Spe-   and has been deployed to Afghanistan as                                                         Services at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
                                                                                                  chief nurse in the Washington Air National                                                       path, and now gets to create products that       nual certification exam given by ASTMH and
cialist in Public/Community Health Nursing.      well. Her other eldest son, Oaken (Forrest’s                                                    ’91 Nadine Perkins has a new position as a
                                                                                                  Guard late Oct. 2006 after serving two years                                                     help her fellow ED nurses!                       providing educational resources and factual
She currently works as a nurse educator for      identical twin), graduated from the US Mili-                                                    Cardiothoracic Transplant Coordinator at

           FOCUS ON NURSING                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N U R SI N G .WSU. ED U            
                            N RSE
                                                                              $500 per semester directly to your student for each
                                                                              academic year. In 2006, the average nursing gradu-

                            N toRSE
                                                                              ate at ICN had over $24,000 in student loans. Your
                                                                              support can help make your student’s time at college
                                                                              a little easier.
                                                                                                                                                     Louise Kaplan, PhD, received the Washington                    During Hahn’s 10-year tenure as director, she has
                                MENTOR CONNECTION
                                                                              As a mentor and President’s Associate, you will be                     State Nurses Association Nurse Researcher of the Year          advanced the College’s mission in the Yakima Val-
                                                                              honored at our annual Scholarship Reception, as                        Award. Kaplan became an assistant professor at the             ley. Under her leadership, enrollment in the under-
     Being a college student can be difficult. Not only are
                                                                              well as recognized amongst donors making a differ-                     College in 2003 after serving as an adjunct instruc-           graduate, RN to BSN and graduate programs have
     you short on time, but you’re also short on mon-
                                                                              ence in our students’ lives at the annual Foundation                   tor for two years. The focus of Kaplan’s current re-           doubled. Further, she has spearheaded the Valley’s
     ey. When you were a student, did you ever wish
                                                                              Gala. You also will receive:                                           search is prescribing barriers for advanced registered         commitment to develop a community-based clini-
     you had a little extra support, both personally and
                                                                                                                                                     nurse practitioners in Washington state. She and a             cal simulation lab that will be accessible to health-
     financially?                                                             • Invitations to exclusive special events
                                                                                                                                                     colleague are studying data from nurse practitioner            care educators and providers throughout the re-
     The WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing in-                           • Recognition in WSU and ICN publications                              surveys to determine how state laws create barriers to         gion.
     vites you to be part of an exciting program that                         • Newsletters from the WSU Foundation                                  autonomous nurse practitioner practice and access to           Laura will continue teaching at the College and
     allows you to mentor and take an active role in a                                                                                               care problems for patients. Kaplan also is researching
                                                                              • On-campus parking in Pullman during athletic                                                                                        also plans to work more hours in the People’s Clin-
     student’s life.                                                                                                                                 nurse anethesists practices in Washington state.
                                                                                events!                                                                                                                             ic. “My greatest love is patient care and interacting
     The Nurse-to-Nurse Mentor Connection enables                                                                                                                                                                   with people,” says Hahn. In addition, Hahn will
     nursing professionals to mentor and take an active                       And, these aren’t the only rewards you will receive
                                                                              by becoming a student mentor. Think of the effect
                                                                                                                                                     yaKima                                                         now have more time to travel internationally. For
     role in securing the future of nursing. This schol-                                                                                                            Laura Hahn, MN, ARNP, director of               the second summer in a row, she plans on traveling
     arship program is unique in that the student who                         your mentors have had in your life. You will have
                                                                                                                                                                    Central Washington nursing programs in          to Peru with a group of faculty and students from
     receives your financial support also benefits from                       the satisfaction of knowing that your support, both
                                                                                                                                                                    Yakima since 1998, will step down as di-        the College to provide health care to the people of
     the mentor connection – a relationship with a pro-                       personally and financially, makes a very real and im-
                                                                                                                                                                    rector end of May 2007. Debra Franck will       Iquitos as part of a three-credit course offering.
     fessional in his or her field of study. Your advice,                     mediate difference in the success of a student.
                                                                                                                                                                    replace her as interim director in June.
     encouragement, perspective and support will help
                                                                                       Please contact the ICN Advancement
                                                                                                                                                     tri-cities/Walla Walla
     shape the experience they have as a student.
                                                                                       Office for more information about the
     You can support an undergraduate nursing student                                  Nurse-to-Nurse Mentor Connection.
                                                                                                                                                     Due to the phenomenal growth of the program in Tri-Cities/Walla Walla in 2006, the staff and faculty have
     during his or her junior and senior year or a gradu-
                                                                                   Alice Dupler (509) 324-7325/                       nearly doubled in number. The program now has over 100 students between the two campuses. The Tri-
     ate student enrolled in a master’s or doctoral pro-
                                                                                   Kris Pitcher (509) 324-7202/                      Cities/Walla Walla campus is working closely with Columbia Basin College and Walla Walla Community
     gram. Your two-year commitment at the President’s
                                                                                                                                                     College to further develop opportunities for joint advising, to participate in the implementation of a
     Associates level of $1,000 annually will provide
                                                                                                                                                     combined clinical placement matrix and to further discussions about joint ventures, which includes the

                                                                                                                                                     development of a pilot program to begin the CNEWS Master Plan goal of implementing creative partnership
                                                                                                                                                     strategies between four-year universities and community colleges providing nursing education.
data to travelers going to sub-tropical and
tropical regions on an individual basis. He
                                                  her husband have three sons – the oldest
                                                  who is a freshman at WSU, and a senior and
                                                                                                    (16). Molly has not been able to work as an
                                                                                                    RN since 1997. She incurred a head injury
                                                                                                                                                     taining her master’s degree in nursing educa-
                                                                                                                                                     tion and hopes to teach nursing education        cALLING ALL IcN ALUMNI!
also is in the process of writing a manual        freshman in high school. With teaching, she       January of that year and also had a brain        when she finishes. She is living in Oregon and
with the provisional title: “A Professional       is recalling ICN every day!                       aneurysm repair the following year, which        has two sons who are attending college.                        We want to hear from you!
Development Workbook for Nurses.”                 ’84 Tanya (Alexander) Heidenreich worked          would have not been found if it were not for     ’78 Sheila Ann (Schmitz) Perkins lives in
’86 Jolene (Phillips/Davis) Stiles has worked     in the ICU/CCU, taught nursing, went back         the head injury. She has had to learn how to     San Diego, Calif, and has been married for       Please let us know what you’re up to, so we can include you in
almost exclusively in maternal child care         to school and worked 10 years as a family         do everything all over again with the help       23 years. She and her husband have one           our new Class Notes section. We want to hear from you if:
practicing in the areas of labor/delivery,        nurse practitioner. She currently works as a      of her husband, three daughters and much         son, Greg, who is a sophomore at the U. of
mother/baby, and pediatrics (with a little        pediatric mental health nurse practitioner        therapy. Molly continues to have memory          Redlands and one daughter, Kim, who is a
gyn thrown in). She became a certified lac-       in Twin Falls, Idaho, and will be returning       and understanding problems. She says that        freshman at University of San Diego. She has     • You need to update your contact information.
tation consultant 10 years ago and practiced      soon to the area along with her husband,          every aspect of her life changed and even        worked for the last 18 years in an outpatient    • You have completed significant professional research.
in the hospital and then in her own business.     Eric, who will be joining the staff of Kootenai   though she has lost much of whom she was,        surgery center for SHARP Healthcare in San
She had always wanted to be a teacher, so         Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene. She and          she has God! If she didn’t have faith in Him,    Diego.                                           • You have received any awards.
two years ago she went to UW Tacoma and           her husband have three children: Hannah,          she believes she would not be here today.                                                         • Or, you want to just let us know what you’ve been up to – new
earned her Master of Nursing in Education.        attending college in Montana; Ben, head-                                                                                                              job, recently married, starting a family? We might even be able to
Starting this fall, she will be teaching in the   ing off to school in Oregon; and Maggie,                                                                                                              include your photo.
nursing program at South Puget Sound              age 13.                                           ‘70s
Community College, teaching two courses:          ’81 Molly (Riley) Butler is married, and she      ’79 Anne (Kirk) Richards, BSN, has practiced                                                      Please send any questions or your information to Tami Kelley at
Pediatrics and Nutrition. She also helps out      and her husband, Jim, have three daugh-           in Critical Care and Cardiac Rehabilitation                                              Or, call (509) 324-7325.
with a first year med-surg class. Jolene and      ters: Colleen (21), Kathrine (18) and Keely       since graduating. She is in the process of ob-

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Nursing Research Impacting Clinical
  Practice and Shaping Health Policy
                 How Building Positive Work Environments for
                 Nurses Impacts Patient Safety
                 WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing
                 welcomes this year’s Cleveland Visiting Scholar:

                         Ada Sue Hinshaw
                         PhD, RN, FAAN
                         IOM/ANF/ANN Distinguished Nurse
                         Scholar-in-Residence, Institute of Medicine
                         of the National Academies

 D r. Hinshaw is a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of                     We hope you can join us
 Michigan. She was appointed dean of the School of Nursing on July 1, 1994, and
 served in this position through 2006.
                                                                                               for this important event
 Before joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Hinshaw was the first permanent director
 of the National Center of Nursing Research and the first director of the National            that not only provides
 Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hinshaw led
 the Institute in its support of valuable research and research training in many areas
 of nursing science, such as disease prevention, health promotion, acute and chronic
                                                                                              an incredible learning
 illness and the environments that enhance nursing care patient outcomes.
                                                                                             opportunity for our students,
 Throughout her career, Dr. Hinshaw has conducted nursing research, focusing on
 quality of care, patient outcomes, measurement of such outcomes and building
 positive work environments for nurses because of the impact on patient safety. She          faculty and healthcare
 has given hundreds of presentations and her findings have been widely published in
 numerous articles and books.                                                               community, but also honors

                                                                                            Thelma L. Cleveland, Dean
                     Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007                                                 Emeritus, who ensures that
                         5-6 p.m. with reception to follow
          WSU Riverpoint campus Auditorium/Academic center Building
                                                                                           this educational lecture series
                             llege of Nursing
 For more information, contact                                                             is available each year.
 Karen Malone, development coordinator,
 at or 509-324-7339.

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