Hear directly from WSNA members about how WSNA is
different from other organizations, why it’s important to belong, and how WSNA has
worked to improve patient care.
How We're Different
Contracts, Research, and Legislation
“WSNA enhances my ability to provide quality care to my patients by negotiating
strong contract language, writing strong position papers based on research and outcome
data, working on and supporting strong legislation and helping me to communicate
all of this to nurses, students and even the public. WSNA is more than a union.
WSNA is a multipurpose professional association for all registered nurses.”
Julia Weinberg, RN — Staff Nurse, Bow, WA
Focus on Professional Nursing
“WSNA is different from other organizations that I belong to because it is focused
on professional nursing [and] on the issues that affect Washington State and my
nursing practice and the care that I provide, and the care that I supervise other
nurses giving to patients.”
Joan Caley, MS, RN, CNS, CAA-BC — Nurse Manager / Educator,
Improving Patient Care
Passage of Mandatory Overtime Legislation
“WSNA has helped all RNs take better care of their patients by helping pass strong
legislation like 'No Manditory Overtime.' Nurses who are extremely tired can't take
care of their patients or themselves.”
Jeanne Avey, RN — Staff Nurse, Longview, WA
“WSNA was pivotal in the passage of legislation that has allowed nurse practitioners
and advanced nurse practitioners in this state to prescribe controlled substances.
WSNA brought the expertise of its staff and donated an enormous amount of time and
energy. While I believe that the advanced practice groups might have been able to
do this on their own, I think it might have taken much longer than it did.”
Louise Kaplan, PhD, ARNP — Nurse Practitioner / Educator,
The Value of Being a Member
Community and Support
“Whenever I have attended a WSNA conference or received support from WSNA members
or directors, my battery is replenished with strength, encouragement, and hope.
When I return to the work arena and the demands of patient care, I have this support
network right by my side to help me remain calm in the storm.”
Rob Salas, RN — Staff Nurse, Lakewood, WA
Networking and Representation
“Going to Olympia and speaking together on issues that affect so many in our communities,
in a unified voice with other nurses who have diverse views, has been really awesome
Liz Thomas, ARNP — Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses
Association, Seattle, WA
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