WSNA offers professional development to help you stay current and enhance your professional competency. Our diverse education opportunities include online classes, in-person workshops and conferences.

Continuing competency and your license

The Washington State Department of Health is your best resource for licensing and continuing competency requirements, including for nursing students educated outside of the United States who wish to be licensed in Washington.

Nurse Licensing - Washington State Department of Health

Becoming a nurse and advancing your education

Washington State Department of Health

Find nursing education programs, including a list of accredited programs and NCLEX pass rates for schools on DOH’s Nursing Programs page.

Washington Center for Nursing

WCN supports a healthy Washington by engaging nurses’ expertise, influence, and perspective and by building a diverse, highly qualified nurse workforce to meet future demands. Explore WCN’s resources for students.


  • Washington State Nurses Foundation – WSNF supports the nursing profession in Washington state by funding nursing scholarships and helping nurses in need. Learn more about scholarships available to qualified students currently enrolled in a community college, baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing program in Washington and access applications forms.
  • The Washington Center for Nursing has a list of additional scholarships and grants available to nursing students.

Student organizations

A-CNE program discontinued

Effective Tuesday, December 19, 2017, the Washington State Nurses Association is no longer accepting any new applications for either individual activities or new provider units.

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