Our strength comes from each other

This story was published in the Spring-Summer 2021 issue of The Washington Nurse magazine.

2021 Washington State Nurses Convention

Online April 28 – 29 #

In 2019, the World Health Organi­za­tion named 2020 as the Inter­na­tional Year of the Nurse and Midwife — meant to celebrate the 200th birthday of Florence Nightin­gale and highlight the impor­tance of nurses and midwives. But 2020 widely became known as the Year of the Nurse for other reasons: the innumer­able and enormous sacri­fices nurses have made during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nurses do what nobody else will do, in ways nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through. We are strong, but we need each other to help us keep going. During this year’s Washington State Nurses Conven­tion, we hope nurses across Washington state will feel connected to and supported by others who have also felt the heavy weight of the pandemic on their shoulders.

By attending this year’s conven­tion, we hope you will feel better equipped to lead change, improve health and just keep going in 2021.

Visit nursec​on​ven​tionwa​.org to view the full agenda, learn about speakers and more.

Ballot box

The WSNA Nomina­tions / Search Committee and the Economic and General Welfare (E&GW) Nominating / Search Committee thank all of the nurses who have chosen to run for elected office this year. WSNA is a member-driven organi­za­tion; YOU are WSNA, and volun­teer, elected leaders like you are essen­tial to keeping members’ voices at the forefront.

Have you moved in the past two years? Your ballot for WSNA elections will go out directly after the Washington State Nurses Conven­tion April 28 – 29 to the mailing address we have on file. Make sure you get your ballot by updating your member­ship information.

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The WSNA Board of Direc­tors and Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare (Cabinet) recog­nize that discrim­i­na­tion in any form is harmful to society as a whole and in opposi­tion to the values and ethical code of the nursing profes­sion. The WSNA Board of Direc­tors and Cabinet are committed to address issues of social and health dispar­i­ties and racial justice.

The purpose of this Resolu­tion is to reiterate the signif­i­cance of a nondis­crim­i­na­tory stance and provide guidance in creating inclu­sive strate­gies for the provi­sion of nursing care for individ­uals of all ages and from all populations.