Nursing Practice

WSNA is firmly committed to the continued quality of nursing practice and education, and the professional development of registered nurses in today’s workplace.

Our staff includes RN experts in practice, policy and education to interpret the complexities of the Nurse Practice Act and assure the quality of nursing education. We represent your workplace and practice interests with the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and other state agencies, and we also provide input on proposals that affect your workplace safety and your practice.

Find news & brief updates at the Nursing Update Blog.     Discover opportunities to gain practice hours through Volunteer Opportunities.
Nurse Practice Act

The Washington State Nurse Practice Act can be found online at

Licensing Questions

For answers to licensing questions, visit the Washington State Department of Health Nursing Care Quality Commission Web site.

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WSNA Publications

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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, 9-1-2015) 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.