WSNA celebrates Nurse Practitioner Week
This week we celebrate and recognize this important group within the nursing profession!
November 16, 2023
Will you join me in improving health outcomes?
Monica R. McLemore was given the 2023 Nurse Researcher Award by WSNA and issued the following invitation in her acceptance speech.
October 24, 2023
Helping nurses impacted by the Spokane County wildfires
With thousands of acres burned, at least 185 structures lost, and residents of Medical Lake and Elk under evacuation orders, these fires are devastating.
August 22, 2023
How to prepare for an emergency
While the best time to plan for an emergency or disaster is BEFORE it happens, these tips and resources are good to know.
January 19, 2023
Carolyn Clark: Perspectives from a public health correctional nurse
"We are making a difference in people’s lives, and I, personally, try to make a difference in every patient I encounter."
January 19, 2023
Compromised mattresses in hospitals pose potential biohazard risk to patients
At least one hospital in Tacoma dealing with micro-tears that soak up and leak body fluids.
November 7, 2022
Statement on Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
This decision has significant implications for women’s reproductive health and choice. The ruling leaves it up to each state to determine its own laws regarding abortion.
June 24, 2022
ANA responds to Uvalde Texas elementary school shooting and recent gun violence: There simply are no words
ANA stands in solidarity with the individuals, families and communities impacted and calls for meaningful action now to address this tragic, ever-growing epidemic of gun violence.
May 25, 2022
Oregon and Washington nurses associations’ joint statement on access to reproductive health
ONA and WSNA stand firm in our resolve that all people deserve access to health care services, when and where they need it, without financial hardship.
May 10, 2022
Governor Jay Inslee proclaims May as Nurses Month in Washington state
“I encourage all people in our state to join me in honoring the nurses of Washington, especially recognizing the critical and live-saving role that registered nurses have filled around our state, country, and world through the current coronavirus pandemic.”
May 1, 2022
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through partnering within community
Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization was established in 1949 to provide community services and education to student nurses.
January 17, 2022
Comments to NINR concerning 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Framework
"We do not believe that NINR intended to exclude research on health care equity; the health equity lens appears to be defined broadly enough to include health care equity. However, because some definitions distinguish between health equity and health care equity, this should be clarified."
December 17, 2021
Chauvin conviction a landmark on the long road to eliminating systemic racism
WSNA applauds the guilty verdicts delivered against former police officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd. The jury’s conclusion supports what we know to be true: that Black Americans, especially Black men, are too often victims of systemic racism in law enforcement in this country, and the consequences can be deadly.
April 21, 2021
Kyla Arama delivers live-saving care in West Africa
As a volunteer for the nonprofit organization The Bridge of Hope, Kyla Arama has helped create a self-sustainable medical system in Sierra Leone, a developing country on the southwest coast of West Africa.
April 16, 2021
It’s National Public Health Week (or should it be year?)
The national theme for Public Health Week 2021 is “Building Bridges to Better Health,” a recognition that making communities safe and healthy is public health’s top priority and that COVID-19 has made that even more important.
April 7, 2021
Update on public health restructure legislation
Both the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives released their budget proposals in late March – and both provided significant new funding for Foundational Public Health Services.WSNA and the Washington State Medical Association issued a joint statement to budget leadership on March 28.
April 2, 2021
Climate change and nurses
I looked out my window and saw the burnt orange sun rise over the Cascades, but the mountain range was hidden by the smoke. Is this our new normal?
January 15, 2021
WSNA statement on immigrant sterilizations taking place at Georgia detention center under ICE
Like so many others, we are horrified by recent claims of immigrant sterilizations taking place at a Georgia detention center under the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
September 15, 2020
Racism is a public health emergency
A letter from Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN, WSNA President, and Julia Barcott, RN, Chair of the WSNA Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare.
June 5, 2020
WSNA statement calling for an end to systemic racism, racial violence and police brutality
WSNA stands in solidarity with all those who are calling for an end to systemic racism, racial violence and police brutality. We also are calling on our profession to look hard at the many ways racism manifests itself in our health care system and in patient care. We must do better.
May 31, 2020
Information on the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave program
The Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave program became effective for Washington employees as of the beginning of this year. This state run program is designed to provide paid leave for employees for instances such as the illness or injury of an employee or employee’s family member or parental bonding time with a new child.
February 29, 2020
WSNA statement on Governor's Executive Order on vaping
Vaping products present a serious public health risk, and we commend the Governor for taking immediate action and a multi-pronged approach.
September 27, 2019
Some medicines and driving don’t mix
The Department of Health and the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission are working with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to help spread the word about impaired driving from prescription and nonprescription drugs.
August 21, 2019
2018 Washington Free and Charitable Care Conference
The Washington Healthcare Access Alliance is hosting their 13th annual Washington Free and Charitable Care Conference this fall from Sept. 12-14 in Spokane, Washington.
July 18, 2018