With your help, we will elect a pro-nurse legislature and we will pass the rest breaks bill next session.
As nurses, we know it’s important to elect candidates who support patient safety and who will help makes gains for our profession.
This year, we are proud to support two WSNA members running for office in the 34th legislative district, which covers West Seattle, Vashon Island and Burien.
WSNA-PAC supports candidates and incumbents who are strong on nursing and patient safety issues, regardless of political party affiliation.
The WSNA-PAC has endorsed candidates running for election to the Washington State Legislature. The 2018 Washington state primary election is August 7.
WSNA’s ongoing challenge to secure rest breaks for the nurses at Tacoma General came before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of WSNA v. MultiCare.
Halvorsen got involved in advocating for nursing policy as a student at WSU Tri-Cities, becoming a WSU College of Nursing Outstanding Undergraduate Student.
In 2018, most top-priority nursing issues had bipartisan support in Olympia.
The Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of RNs who filed a lawsuit against their employer for failing to ensure nurses' rest and meal breaks.
After the last week of floor action, many good pieces of legislation passed and are headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.
This week, both the Senate and House released their budget proposals. Several WSNA priority bills moved out of the policy committee in the opposite chamber this week.
Today is the 40th day of the 60-day session – and this week marked the house of origin cutoff, with all bills needing to be voted out of the chamber in which they originated by Feb. 14 to continue moving this session.
ANA has declared 2018 the Year of Advocacy, and throughout the year they'll be sharing stories of how nurses have used their influence to shape and bring about change, at the #BedsideAndBeyond.
This week marked the house of origin fiscal committee cutoff, and legislators are now on the floor voting on bills.
In this week's update: Cutoff, SANEs, opioids, rest breaks and revenue forecast
For over a decade, nurses have been working with a wide range of partners, including other health professionals, environmentalists and health-affected groups, to update the nation’s chemical safety policy.
In this week's update: 600 at Nurse Legislative Day, sexual assault nurses and first cutoff!
In this week’s update: See how your Reps voted, testimony on Community Health Workers bill and Nurse Legislative Day!
In this week’s update: Advocacy Camp & WSNA’s Legislative Reception, Rest Breaks Bill passes House! and Upcoming events
Great news: 100% of the WSNA-PAC endorsed candidates won their elections this year.
WSNA member Edna Cortez, RN, spoke at today's celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Apple Health for Kids
The Trump administration took two actions on Thursday, Oct. 12, designed to weaken the Affordable Care Act.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joelle Fathi, DNP, RN, ARNP, to the position of Director of Nursing Practice and Health Policy for WSNA. We are fortunate to have a nurse of Joelle’s caliber and experience to lead the association forward in our nursing practice and health policy work. Her demonstrated excellence in clinical practice, nursing leadership and education, and health care policy advocacy are an incredible asset for nurses in Washington state and beyond.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced last month that it will reconsider whether public sector unions can require workers who receive the benefits of a collective bargaining agreement to pay a fee for services. If the court rules as expected, paying union fees will soon become optional for all state, city, county and municipal employees. The union will still be required to provide services to all non-payers – but for free.