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Legislative Session Week 5

This week marked the house of origin fiscal committee cutoff, and legislators are now on the floor voting on bills.






Why are nurses suing the EPA?

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.


Will you stand with me?

This attack did not originally target nurses, but instead, public union workers. Regardless, it’s going to impact our practice.



Congratulations, 2017 Leadership Award winners!

Each year, WSNA’s Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare recognizes outstanding leaders in Local Units across the state. These fearless nurses, nominated by their peers, received their awards at WSNA’s Leadership Conference in late September 2017. Congratulations to all of them for their dedication and outstanding work on behalf of WSNA members!





Don't let them silence us

When we stand together as union nurses, we have the power to win a fair return on our work and conditions that allow us to provide better care to our patients.





Legislative Session Week 2

In this week’s update: See how your Reps voted, testimony on Community Health Workers bill and Nurse Legislative Day!


Legislative Session Week 1

In this week’s update: Advocacy Camp & WSNA’s Legislative Reception, Rest Breaks Bill passes House! and Upcoming events


DOH adds third option to birth certificate

The Department of Health has announced that beginning Jan. 27, people will be allowed to change their sex designation on Washington birth certificates to “X,” adding a third option to birth certificates.




Year of the Healthy Nurse – December 2017

As the Year of the Healthy Nurse comes to a close this December, it doesn't mean that the effort has to stop! This month, we are celebrating healthy eating and healthy holidays.


Opioids patient fact sheet available in 22 languages

The Washington Health Alliance and Bree Collaborative teamed up to produce two info sheets on Opioids, one for providers, the other directed at patients. Public Health – Seattle & King County translated the patient sheet into 21 additional languages.







​Nurses required to enroll in Nursys

Beginning January 1, 2018, the Nursing Commission is requiring all nurses enroll with Nursys at the time of application for a new nursing license or licensure renewal.