Join us Wednesday, May 15 for Nurses Appreciation Night!
Ms. Smith was actively involved with WSNA for more than 55 years, and was a highly respected leader, speaker and mentor to generations of Washington nurses. She was 92.
On Tuesday, the Senate released its budget.
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.
The week started off with a flurry of activity as the House of Representatives released its biennial budget on Monday.
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.
Our bills continue to move through the legislative process – and this week one of those bills was highlighted on TVW’s Legislative Review.
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.
We are officially halfway through the 2019 legislative session!
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.
Congratulations for the recent union representation election win!
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.
On Thursday, nurses from around the state converged in Olympia for WSNA Lobby Day.
Nurses say it is time for Providence Sacred Heart to put nurse and patient safety before corporate profits. That’s why hundreds of registered nurses, patients and supporters are rallying together in the cold and calling on Providence to listen to Sacred Heart nurses.
Today is the first cutoff of the legislative session – meaning all policy bills must be voted out of the policy committee in their house of origin to keep moving through the process.
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.
For the first time anyone can remember, all committee hearings were canceled on Monday due to snow.
Despite the snow earlier this week, things were busy in Olympia! Our government relations team has been busy meeting with legislators and testifying on various bills being heard in committee.
On Thursday, the Senate Labor Committee voted our Rest Breaks bill, SB 5190, out of committee.
After a successful 2-night run of staged readings this past September, HEARTS: Health Enriched by the Arts is returning with a fully staged musical production by Pamela Gerke.
The second week of the legislative session got off to a fast start! On Monday, both the House and Senate Labor Committees held hearings on our Rest Break bills, SB 5190 (Senate) and HB 1155 (House).