Washington Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed May 6-12 Nurses Week in our state!

The theme for this year’s National Nurses Week is 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate—a nod to nurses’ sheer numbers.

Here in Washington state, we have more than 100,000 reasons to celebrate! The contributions, dedication, courage, commitment and advocacy of the registered nurses who live and work in our state is spectacular. You make a difference every single day in the health of our patients and our communities.

We belong to an amazing profession, one that saves lives and changes lives. We are many and we are powerful.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and continues through the week, culminating with the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth on May 12.

Thank you for all you do!

Jan Bussert, BSN, RN
President, WSNA

Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN
Executive Director, WSNA