Strategic priorities #

WSNA’s strategic prior­i­ties and objec­tives focus the association’s resources on priority goals that advance our mission of providing leader­ship for the nursing profes­sion and promoting quality health care.

Our vision — We believe that all Washington residents will achieve optimal health when we work to ensure that all commu­ni­ties have access to safe, quality health care, public health, and environ­mental justice.

Health access #

Ensure equitable access to health services so that all people can attain their highest level of health and receive the right care by the appro­priate provider, in the right place, at an afford­able cost.

Safe staffing #

Achieve safe nurse staffing in all settings to ensure health and optimize quality of care.

Nursing practice and patient safety #

Empower nurses to advocate, educate, promote, and protect the practice of nursing to colleagues, managers, and the broader commu­nity in order to practice to the full extent of their training, experi­ence and educa­tion in deliv­ering optimal care.

Quality and safety #

Promote the adoption of effective behav­iors and practices that will positively impact the safety of regis­tered nurses and patients and lead to improved quality outcomes for all residents of Washington.

Membership growth and engagement #

Remain the leading voice and advocate for the more than 100,000 diverse regis­tered nurses who live and work in Washington state through continued member­ship growth and active member engagement.

Occupational and environmental health #

Promote healthy and safe environ­ments for nurses where they work and where they live, and environ­mental justice for all the commu­ni­ties nurses serve.

Association vitality #

Strengthen WSNA’s opera­tion, program­matic infra­struc­ture and economic stability to ensure continued success by a diverse leader­ship and staff in advancing associ­a­tion priorities.