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Legislative session week 6

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.


Volunteer for Bloodworks NW

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.





Legislative session week 4

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.





Legislative session week 2

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).


Legislative session week 1

The 2019 Legislative session officially began Monday with the swearing in of new legislators. Notably, this biennium, we have the most pro-nurse legislature in recent years!



WSNA statement on Texas judge ACA ruling

The Washington State Nurses Association is deeply disappointed in the ruling of a federal district court in Texas v. Azar, that found the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.If the Texas judge’s decision on the Affordable Care Act is allowed to stand, millions of Americans will have their health, their financial security and even their lives put at risk.







Run for WSNA Office

WSNA offers myriad opportunities for members to get involved in considering issues, making decisions and representing the work of the association.




Get Out the Vote by November 6

This year’s primary election saw increased voter turnout across Washington state. Now, it’s time to Get Out the Vote for a pro-nurse legislature!





Five Senate races we're watching

As nurses, we know it’s important to elect candidates who support patient safety and who will help makes gains for our profession.


Long-term care task force seeking WSNA nurses

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!