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 latest report on the Rest Break settlement with St. Joseph Medical Center - Tacoma
It’s a situation most nurses can relate to. You’re standing up for your patients, your license, your job – and you’re overruled by a physician. An administrator. A pharmacist. What do you do?
As part of the Nursing Now three-year global campaign to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide, Nursing Now USA will be launched on April 9, 2019 at the National Press Club with live streaming of the event.
Nurses House, Inc. is launching its eighth annual Dolphins for Nurses campaign to raise funds for registered nurses in need from April 12 to May 12.
It would seem self-evident that nursing professors are important, especially in the day and age of looming nursing shortages. Yet, in our state, nearly every community and technical college with a nursing program has faculty vacancies.
Active in professional nursing activities and associations throughout her career, Betty served on the Washington State Board of Nursing, the Board of Directors of the Washington State Nurses Association, and the Inland Empire Nurses Association. In 1996, Betty was inducted into the Washington State Nurses Hall of Fame.
Building on the work of the landmark report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, an ad hoc committee will extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030. Attend March 20, 2019 Public Session for the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 in person or online.
It is irrefutable that when nurses do not get their breaks, patient care suffers. If you think nurses receiving the rest breaks they are entitled to is important to patient care, please: take action and send a note to your senator.
WSNA recognizes the need to provide nursing care across state lines; however, we have a number of concerns about the Nurse Licensure Compact as currently written.
Bloodworks NW is a non-profit, regional blood-donation and research organization that utilizes trained nurses to help with post-donation reactions at high schools and colleges.
The UW School of Nursing is working with the state of Washington and other community partners to launch the Nursing Now Initiative here in Washington. The school is also a co-lead in launching Nursing Now in the United States.
WSNA would like to congratulate Washington state nurse and WSNA member Teresa Ward, RN, PhD on her induction into the 2018 Class of Academy Fellows!
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are enabled to prescribe buprenorphine permanently with a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) waiver.
The Korean Nurses Association is collecting 1 million signatures on a petition aimed at securing a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for two Austrian nurses who worked with leprosy patients for more than 40 years.
WSNA is expanding our reach to RNs who work in community-based and long-term care settings. A newly-implemented task force will focus on improving quality of care and increasing appreciation and understanding of the role of community-based and long-term care nursing. Join us!
Nursing stands unequivocally with the victims. We believe them. We support them. We care for and about them. And we have a duty of care to protect them from the bullying, aggression, and shaming that has become the all-too-frequent response of perpetrators and their defenders.
Her efforts in health care quality and advancing nursing’s influence on health care policy has not only earned her the recognition of being named Most Influential, but as the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” in 2015 as well.
Look at the emergence and evolution of telehealth and the many ways technology is being used to bring specialty care to underserved patients outside of major medical centers.
As the reach of telemedicine services expands, questions arise regarding the permitted scope of practice, licensure requirements and HIPAA compliance.
While telemedicine/telehealth (TMH) can foster efficiency and convenience, its reliance on continuous, real-time transmission of data over computer networks also creates risk.
Project ECHO's goal is to elevate heart failure care in rural and medically underserved regions by providing accessible education on evidence-based practices.
Skagit Valley Hospital has been part of a telehealth stroke program since 2012, making it one of the first partnerships for telemedicine outside of the Swedish system.
Pausing for a moment of reflection after a patient’s death reconnects caregivers to the mission of healthcare.