2021 Advocacy Camp

January 25, 2021



The Washington State Legislature’s 2021 Regular Session is just around the corner, beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Because of the pandemic, the legislature is expected to meet remotely — and so will we.

Join us virtually for WSNA’s 2021 Advocacy Camp on Monday, Jan. 25, from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. This year's Advocacy Camp will feature a keynote presentation by Governor Jay Inslee.

Nurses are on the front­lines of the pandemic response, and much of this legisla­tive session will focus on how to keep essen­tial workers safe. State revenues are down, due to the economic recession caused by the pandemic; that means budget gains for nursing school faculty in our state’s commu­nity and technical colleges will be at risk.

WSNA will continue to advocate for public health funding and invest­ment in school nurses.

Your strong nurse voices will continue to make an impact in Olympia. By attending Advocacy Camp, you will learn how to build relation­ships with your elected officials. Your voice is more essen­tial than ever.

This event is open to nursing schools, students and WSNA members.

Agenda #

8:15–8:30 a.m.Check in
8:30–8:40 a.m.Opening and WelcomeTravis Elmore, RN, BSN
Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN
8:40–9:00 a.m.Legislative Lay of the LandJennifer Muhm, MPA
9:00–9:45 a.m.Legislator Analysis:
Understanding Your Elected Officials
Justin Gill, DNP, ARNP, FNP‑C
9:45–10:05 a.m.Learning Activity
Interview with one-person showcase
Justin Gill, DNP, ARNP, FNP‑C
10:05–10:20 a.m.Break
10:20–11:10 a.m.How to Be an Effective Advocate

(COVID • WPV • Staffing)

Katharine Weiss, MPA
11:10–11:30 a.m.Keynote SpeakerGovernor Jay Inslee
11:30–11:35 a.m.Wrap up/Closing CommentsLynnette Vehrs, MN, RN

Register now: #

Nurses and students regis­tering on their own should use the ​“Individual Regis­tra­tion” option.

Schools who are regis­tering and paying for groups of students should use the ​“Group Regis­tra­tion” option.

Group Registration