True or false:

As a licensed nurse in Washington State, I have access to an online library that provides clinical education information.

True! HEALWA is the On Call Library for Washington State Practitioners and is accessible to all licensed RNs and LPNs in Washington State. This is a great benefit of practicing in the state of Washington! Eligible practitioners just need to register on the HEALWA website at with their license numbers.

When I go to the HEALWA website, I will have to pay to get access to the HEALWA resources.

False! A nominal fee for HEALWA is already included in the license fee each practitioner pays to the Washington State Department of Health to practice in the state. There is no additional costs to you other than the fee built into your state licensure.

If I’m having trouble finding what I’m looking for in HEALWA, I can always ask the librarian.

True! Yes, not only do you have access to the HEALWA online library but you have the support of the HEALWA Librarian, Christina Pryor. She can be reached by phone at 206-221-2452 or by email at or at

How to sign up for HEALWA


Signing up for HEALWA is easy! Just complete the following steps to receive a HEALWA username and password:

  1. Eligible users must ensure their contact information with the Department of Health includes their current email address.
  2. Using a web browser, go to and click on the “Getting Started” webpage. Select the option to create a UW NetID. Then users enter their Last Name, Date of Birth, and Credential Number (including all letters and numbers) and follow the on-screen prompts.
  3. Then a personal access code is emailed to the user to complete the registration process and they are ready to start exploring the HEALWA resources!

Once registered, HEALWA users have access from anywhere, anytime whether on a computer or a mobile device. Simply visit and click the “Log In” link located on the upper left corner of the screen.

Need help or have questions about HEALWA?

Our goal at HEALWA is to help practitioners across Washington State have affordable, anytime, online access to current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources. If you need assistance with learning how to navigate the resources or have questions about HEALWA, contact the HEALWA librarian at 206-221-2452 or by email at You can also follow HEALWA on Facebook and Twitter.