Letter to members from Sally Watkins, WSNA executive director, regarding retirement in October 2021

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Dear WSNA Members:

I am writing to let you know that, after much thought and many sleep­less nights, I have decided to retire and resign my position as WSNA’s Execu­tive Director by the begin­ning of October 2021. I have notified the WSNA Board of Direc­tors as well as WSNA staff of this decision. I am providing a year’s notice to give the Board ample time to engage in a national search and to be able to assist with a smooth transi­tion as the next Execu­tive Director is selected.

By October 2021, I will have been in this role for almost five years and will have practiced as a regis­tered nurse for more than 45 years. It has been an awesome experi­ence and quite the journey! From my perspec­tive no career could be more fulfilling. I have never been bored! I am very proud of all we have accom­plished and sincerely look forward to being able to stay involved in different capacities. 

Thank you for the oppor­tu­nity to serve WSNA as the Execu­tive Director. 

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Sally Watkins, PhD, RN

Executive Director

WSNA is seeking an execu­tive director to take over leader­ship of the organi­za­tion after Watkins retires in the fall. Learn more about the position and apply.