2021 Advocacy Camp

Date / Time

Jan 25, 2021, 8:15am–11:30am Save to your calendar (.ics file)


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