Regional and district nurses associations #

As a member of WSNA, you are also a member of the regional or district nurses associ­a­tion that includes your county of residence. Regional and district nurses associ­a­tions are unrelated to Local Units and are not involved in collec­tive bargaining (union) activ­i­ties. These profes­sional organi­za­tions are supported by a portion of your member­ship dues and are intended to provide educa­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties, schol­ar­ships and networking on a local level.

In recent years, many districts transi­tioned to regions; there are eight current or planned regional nurses associ­a­tions in Washington state, with remaining transi­tions still underway. 

Regions map updated April 2021

North­west Region Nurses Associ­a­tion
Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties

King County Nurses Associ­a­tion
King County

Rainier Olympic Nurses Associ­a­tion
Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce and Thurston counties

South­west Region Nurses Associ­a­tion
Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania and Wahki­akum counties

North Central Region (planned)
Currently includes District 7
Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant and Okanogan counties

Central Washington Region Nurses Associ­a­tion
Kittitas and Yakima counties

South­east Region (planned)
Currently includes Districts 5 and 15
Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Klick­itat and Walla Walla counties

Inland Empire Nurses Associ­a­tion
Adams, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman counties

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Northwest Region Nurses Association members attended a "When Nurses Speak, We All Win" event on Oct. 24, 2019, where they learned more about the 2019 legislative session and shared their experiences with legislators.

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To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20, 2020, King County Nurses Association members volunteered their time and talents to provide education and complimentary health screenings to more than 75 community members.

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Rainier Olympic Nurses Association members celebrated each other's achievements during the association's annual Spring Banquet and Celebration on May 6, 2016 (then Pierce County Nurses Association).