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It’s Almost Time For The Regional Brunch!  (2/13/2014)

Sponsored by the WSNA Local Units in Spokane, WSNA is putting on a Regional Brunch to give the nurses a chance to meet and network with other colleges in the Spokane area.  This event is FREE to you!  Guest speaker is:

Hanna Welander, BSN, RN, WSNA Nurse Representative
Social Media:  Is your job in peril over your next Facebook status update?  Your employer is watching!
 

When:  March 8th, 2014 from 9am to noon
Where:  Red Lion at the Park, Skyline Ballroom

1.0 CE will be provided.

Please be sure to RSVP by March 5, 2014 for this event at the WSNA office:  
1-800-231-8482 then dial “0”


Thanks again to the Nurses of the WSNA Local Units who have donated to this event!  
Sacred Heart, Holy Family, Providence VNA, Pullman Regional

Washington State Nurses Association CNEPP (OH-231, 9/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Save the Date - Regional Brunch coming to Spokane this Spring!  (1/31/2014)

Don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity to meet and network with other fellow WSNA nurses in your area!  Sponsored by the WSNA Local Units in Spokane, WSNA is putting on a Regional Brunch to give the nurses a chance to meet and network with other colleges in the Spokane area.  Guest speakers include:

Hanna Welander, BSN, RN, WSNA Nurse Representative
Social Media:  Is Your Job In Peril Over Your Next Facebook Posting?  Your employer is watching!  
When:  March 8th, 2014 from 9 am to noon
Where:  Red Lion at the Park, Skyline Ballroom
1.0 CE will be provided


Thank you to the Nurses of the WSNA Local Units who have donated to this event!
Sacred Heart, Holy Family, Providence VNA, and Pullman Regional

Washington State Nurses Association CNEPP (OH-231, 9/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Introducing Your New WSNA Officers!  (6/14/2013)

Chair:  Gail Vance

Vice Chair:  Donni Heidenson

Treasurer:  Brenda Smith

Secretary:  Marilyn Davis

Grievance:  Carolyn Chandler
 

Nursing Representative
Debi Bessmer, BSN, RN
1-800-231-8482, Ext. 3112
dbessmer@wsna.org

The Contract has been Ratified!  (11/6/2012)

Please thank your negotiating team for volunteering their time and doing such a great job.

Your new contract will arrive on a user friendly CD.  This CD will contain your contract and much, much more: the nurse practice act, health and safety information, and links to several websites. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:
Debi Bessmer, RN, WSNA Nurse Representative
1-800-231-8482 Ext. 3112
dbessmer@wsna.org

Negotiation Update  (8/21/2012)

  • Your Negotiation team negotiated late into the   evening July 25, 2012 with minor progress; so we are heading to mediation.
  • Mediation is scheduled for September 5, 2012.
  • In a show of support for your WSNA bargaining team, please wear blue on September 5, 2012.

UNITY = Strength

Negotiations Update  (3/29/2012)

Your Negotiation Team Members are:

  • Melodie Kaltenbaugh (Chair)
  • Gail Vance (Vice-Chair)
  • Marilyn Davis (Secretary)
  • Patty Yedinak (Treasurer)
  • Carolyn Chandler (Grievance)

Dates of Negotiations are: April 12th, April 16th, May 9th, May 31st

Please join us for a Local Unit meeting and find out how negotiations are going.
Date:  April 17th
Time:  1730-1930
Where:  Thai Bamboo, 5406 North Division Street, Spokane, WA

Your WSNA Officers:  (3/1/2012)

Chair: Melodie Kaltenbaugh
Co-Chair: Gail Vance
Secretary: Marilyn Davis
Treasurer: Patty Yedinak
Grievance officer: Carolyn Chandler

Contract Negotiation On-Line Survey  (12/21/2011)

The current contract between WSNA and PVNA expires May 31, 2012.  The survey is the first step in our preparation for contract negotiations.

Your input is critical in determining our priorities as we head to the bargaining table.  It is vital that we know your issues and concerns prior to the start of negotiations.

Please take a moment to complete this survey.  Give time and thoughtful consideration to your answers.  This is your livelihood; your working conditions.

Remember, we would like to be an effective, strong, influential voice for you at the table.  Strength comes from unity--the power of representation comes from the willingness of Registered Nurses to unite and show support through membership in WSNA.  In order to have voting privileges on the upcoming contract, you must be a member prior to ratification, or present your completed application with three months dues at the time of the vote. 

ON-LINE SURVEY
To access the on-line survey, click here.
Available until January 13, 2012.

Spokane Unity Dinner  (5/10/2011)

Attention Spokane area nurses!  Over 200 nurses signed up to attend the WSNA Spokane area nurses Unity Dinner.  Attached is a news bulletin (PDF: 1.75MB) with pictures and descriptions of the fun filled and energetic event.  See if you recognize any of your fellow nurses enjoying a lovely evening of solidarity and unity together. 

Founded in 1908, WSNA is the professional organization representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in Washington State. WSNA effectively advocates for the improvement of health standards and availability of quality health care for all people; promotes high standards for the nursing profession; and advances the professional and economic development of nurses.

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The Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Provider Program (OH-231, 9-1-2012) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.