2022 Advocacy Camp


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Jan 24, 2022, 8:30am–11:30am Save to your calendar (.ics file)


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The 2022 legisla­tive session is just around the corner, and as we continue to navigate the pandemic, our annual WSNA Advocacy Camp will be online again this year. The online format makes it easier for nurses and students across the state to attend – will you join us?

Join us virtu­ally for WSNA’s 2021 Advocacy Camp on Monday January 24, from 8:30 to 11:30am.

Our health care system is facing a staffing crisis, here in Washington and across the country. We need every strong nursing voice to push for meaningful change in the 2022 session. WSNA, along with the other health care unions, will be fighting for legis­la­tion to help recruit and retain nurses on the front­lines of the pandemic. With the need for nurses growing, we will be fighting for more resources for nursing school faculty in our state’s commu­nity & technical colleges and supports for students attending those programs. To prevent more nurses from leaving the field, we will fight for stronger enforce­ment mecha­nisms for our state’s staffing and manda­tory breaks and overtime laws.

Your strong nursing voices will make an impact in Olympia! Join us for our 2022 Advocacy Camp to learn how to build relation­ships with your elected lawmakers and make a differ­ence for nurses.

Agenda #

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.Check in
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.Opening and WelcomeLynnette Vehrs, MN, RN

Travis Elmore, BSN, 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.Nurse Advocate PanelKatharine Weiss, MPA
11:10 – 11:30 a.m.Keynote SpeakerTBD
11:30 a.m.Wrap up/​Closing CommentsTravis Elmore, BSN, RN

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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