Vision, mission & goals

Purposes

The purposes of the Washington State Nurses Association shall be:

  • To work for the improvement of health standards and the availability of health care service for all people.
  • To foster high standards of nursing.
  • To stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses and advance their economic and general welfare.
  • These purposes shall be unrestricted by considerations of age, color, creed, disability, gender, health status, life style, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Vision

The Washington State Nurses Association is the collective and leading voice, authority and advocate for the nursing profession in the state of Washington.


Mission

The Washington State Nurses Association provides leadership for the nursing profession and promotes quality health care for consumers through education, advocacy and influencing health care policy in the state of Washington.


Goals

  • Nurses in Washington state will be informed on issues and trends that affect their professional practice.
  • The Washington State Nurses Association will lead the profession wherever decisions are made affecting nursing and health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Association will anticipate and respond to the changing needs of the profession and nurses.
  • The Washington State Nurses Association will maintain and strengthen nursing’s role in client advocacy for consumer safety and quality health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Association will be responsive to cultural diversity needs of its members and to the consumers of health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Association will promote the professional development and advance the economic and general welfare of all nurses.