WSNA is a member-driven organization.
The Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) is a dynamic, democratic organization through which professional nurses combine and utilize resources to achieve their goals.
Membership in WSNA allows you to be a part of an active, powerful force for change in your workplace. WSNA local units and the District Nurses Associations provide leadership and professional development opportunities at the workplace and in your local community. And your local unit membership gives you the right to vote on contracts, be a member of the negotiating team, run for office and participate in WSNA Committees and Councils.
All WSNA members in good standing, whether or not you are represented for collective bargaining by WSNA, have the right to run for and/or be appointed to the WSNA Board of Directors, WSNA Councils and Committees and as a WSNA delegate to the ANA House of Delegates. Additionally, all WSNA local unit members have the right to run for the WSNA Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare (CE&GW) and the CE&GW Nominations/Search Committee.
- Volunteer Org Chart (pdf; 44.261 kB)
Get an overview of all the various groups and organizations within WSNA and their relationships to each other.
- WSNA Handbook For Cabinet, Council and Committee Members (pdf; 2.148 MB)
Handbook for volunteers serving WSNA, including detailed descriptions of the work, membership, roles and expectations of each body.
- WSNA - What It Is and What It Does (pdf; 59.711 kB)
Get more information about WSNA's makeup and philosophy.
- Association or Commission? (pdf; 348.549 kB)
Find the answers to questions regarding WSNA's roles and functions, versus those to the Washington state board of nursing (Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission)
WSNA leadership groups
- Consent to Serve (2019-2021) (pdf; 117.866 kB)
The Washington State Nurses Association-Political Action Committee (WSNA-PAC) is the non-partisan political action committee of WSNA.
- Washington State Nurses Foundation
The Washington State Nurses Foundation (WSNF) was incorporated as a separate entity from the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) in 1982, to operate exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.