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.
Run for office to serve during the 2021 – 2023 biennium #
Did you ever wish you had a greater say in WSNA’s priorities and programs? #
WSNA offers many opportunities for members to get involved in considering issues, making decisions and representing the work of the association. You are WSNA, and volunteer, elected leaders like you are essential to keeping members’ voices at the forefront.
At this time, the WSNA and Economic and General Welfare search committees are seeking nominations for elected offices.
- Review the full list of open positions.
- For more information about each position, review the WSNA Handbook for Cabinet, Council and Committee members.
- Nominate yourself by filling out a“Consent to Serve” form. Note that the Consent to Serve form also includes the opportunity to express interest in appointed positions. You may complete the form electronically, or you may also download and print it. Send completed printed forms by mail to: Washington State Nurses Association, 575 Andover Park West, Suite 101, Seattle, WA, 98188.
- Volunteer Org Chart (pdf; 44.3 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; 2.1 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; 59.7 KB)
Get more information about WSNA's makeup and philosophy.
- Association or Commission? (pdf; 348.5 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)
Consent-to-Serve form #
You may complete the form electronically, or you may download it in PDF format, print it and return it to us by postal mail.
- Consent to Serve (2021-2023) (pdf; 123.5 KB)
Related organizations #
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.