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Alternative Approach to Pain Management

Linda EatonAssistant professor Linda Eaton is studying the effectiveness of hypnosis recordings in managing chronic pain in cancer survivors.

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Outstanding Scholar: Jarick Huliganga

Jarick HuligangaSNHS is proud to announce Jarick Huliganga is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Scholar Award.  Huliganga received his BSN from SNHS in 2004 and his MN in 2020.

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BSN Alum Faces Outbreaks in 2 Cities

Avery Montes De OcaWhile still a student, BSN alum Avery Montes De Oca worked as an emergency room nurse at EvergreenHealth and as a travel nurse in Elmhurst.  EvergreenHealth, in Kirkland, WA, is the hospital where many nursing home patients were treated in March for COVID-19.  When Elmhurst, in Queens, NY, sent out a call for nurses as the coronavirus began to spike, Montes De Oca answered.

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BSN Alum founds EastWest Food Rescue

George-Ahearn-with-USDA-boxes.jpgGeorge Ahearn, BSN '00, founded EastWest Food Rescue, bringing food that would have gone to waste in Eastern Washington to distribute to local food banks.  In cooperation with community partners, EastWest Food Rescue has saved over 6,800,000 pounds of food and served more than 1,500,00 meals. 

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QSNA Scholarship: Undergrads & Alumni

QSNA ScholarshipThe UW School of Nursing has been selected as the first academic partner in the United States to bestow the Queen Silvia Nursing Award (QSNA) for dementia care.  

Practicing registered nurses who have graduated from any of the three University of Washington nursing programs (UW Seattle, UW Bothell, or UW Tacoma) with a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree and current UW undergraduate student nurses may apply for the scholarship online through November 6, 2020.

*Applications must include an idea or solution to addressing COVID-19 challenges in healthcare environment and special merit will be given for submissions that focus on the well-being of elderly and dementia-diagnosed communities.*

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