Early next year, WSNA will add a new class of nurse leaders to the Washington State Nurses Hall of Fame — our highest honor.

Since 1996, the Hall of Fame has recog­nized the dedica­tion and achieve­ment of Washington RNs who have changed the practice, research, educa­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties and governing policies of nursing in our state. We would not be where we are as a profes­sion without these inspiring pioneers, innova­tors, mentors and friends.

Is there someone who has changed your profes­sional life and the lives of others? Now is your oppor­tu­nity to nominate a person you admire for inclu­sion in the 2020 Hall of Fame!

Criteria: Each nominee must have demon­strated excel­lence in the areas of patient care, leader­ship, educa­tion, public service, nurse advocacy, heroism, patient advocacy, or clinical practice and for achieve­ments that have affected the health and/​or social history of Washington State through sustained, lifelong contri­bu­tions. The nominees must have been or currently hold member­ship in WSNA. The nominee may be living or deceased.

To be consid­ered, nomina­tions must include all required documen­ta­tion to support the award criteria and a photo­graph of the nominee. The deadline for nomina­tions is November 30, 2019. Nominees will be notified in January 2020. The award winner(s) will be recog­nized by the Associ­a­tion, family, friends and nursing colleagues at the Hall of Fame Awards event to be held in the March 19, 2020, at the Hotel Interurban in Tukwila.