Nurses will continue to step up and take care of patients through this pandemic; state health officials and hospitals need to step up and make sure nurses have what they need to stay safe and healthy
AFT, AFSCME, WSNA, and UNAC/UHCP sue Trump admin for shelving standard that would protect America’s healthcare workers from exposure to infectious diseases
Unions representing 500k+ nurses, health professionals demand Trump’s OSHA stop unconscionable delay and issue workplace protections against COVID-19, influenza, Ebola, and more.
DOH is continuing to look for medical practitioners and caregivers who are willing to support health care and long term care facilities in the event of a surge this fall related to COVID-19.
WSNA-PAC endorses in many statewide races but does not endorse for Federal Elections such as Congressional or Presidential races.
WSNA has long opposed the Nurse Licensure Compact for a variety of reasons — and in 2019, WSNA spent nearly 20 hours meeting with the members of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to discuss those concerns. In the end, many of our key concerns remained.
In the midst of a pandemic, systemic racism and West Coast wildfires, WSNA members are still lending their strong, collective voices to the need for workplace safety, transparency and equity.
The Washington State Nurses Foundation is thrilled to announce the scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 academic year. Twelve were selected to receive scholarships from the Foundation, receiving a total of $25,000 which was disbursed to their respective colleges in July.
WSNA offers many opportunities for members to get involved in considering issues, making decisions and representing the work of the association.
Nurses make outstanding lawmakers, and right now we don’t have enough of them. If you are thinking about running for office, taking these steps in advance will help you succeed.
The WSNA and Professional Nursing and Health Care Council awards recognize WSNA members who have made significant contributions in nursing practice, leadership, education and research.
WSNA strongly recommends that all nurses and other health care providers be vaccinated against all influenza viruses as a key component of a comprehensive influenza prevention program.
The Washington State University (WSU) College of Nursing is revising the curriculum for its RN to BSN program to better meet the needs of nurses and community partners.
A few weeks ago, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the 2020 Census will end early on Sept. 30, which will result in an incomplete and inaccurate count of people. We cannot let that happen.
Like so many others, we are horrified by recent claims of immigrant sterilizations taking place at a Georgia detention center under the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The leaders of WSNA and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW today called on state officials to address the serious shortcomings in oversight and transparency that we believe contributed to the severe outbreak of COVID-19 among staff and patients at St. Michael Hospital in Bremerton.
To allow healthcare professionals the ability to focus on patient care during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Washngton Secretary of Health extended expiration dates for licenses due for renewal between April 1 and Sept. 30. All late fees were waived during this period.
When a touring production of this musical was shut down by COVID-19, the producers - in the spirit of Florence Nightingale - didn’t give up! The pandemic made them completely rethink the production and they’re now envisioning it as a film.
The University of Washington Tacoma School of Nursing is conducting a voluntary, 25-question survey to explore healthcare workers experiences of workplace incivility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, the coronavirus pandemic meant that we could not hold our usual induction gala dinner and ceremony. Instead, our six legendary inductees were honored in a small virtual ceremony.
On July 29, Governor Jay Inslee updated the proclamation that provides protections for vulnerable workers in Washington state and extended it through the duration of the current state of emergency.
Coming weeks before the coronavirus hit the U.S., our victory at Providence showcased the power of nurses standing strong together and built a strong foundation to address the issues we now face and will face in the future.The solidarity we built during these victories is a reminder that together we are stronger.
The world we live in today is forever changed. That’s a good thing in some ways. Historically, nurses have been framed as the caring ones or the angels at the bedside. These aren’t bad descriptors, but they don’t accurately describe today’s nurse. Today’s nurses are scientists, too.
In this election year, the pandemic has made one thing crystal clear: nurses are vitally important to the health of our communities. We need nurses — in our hospitals, in our long-term care facilities, in our schools and in our state legislature.
Long-term care nursing is a specialty within community health nursing and provides health services, preventive care, intervention and health education to communities or specific populations. In this article, we examine the myths and realities of long-term care nursing practice.