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).
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!
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.
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.
Do you know a nurse who deserves to be celebrated for her or his exceptional contributions to the profession of nursing? Nominate them for a 2019 Recognition Award!
WSNA offers myriad opportunities for members to get involved in considering issues, making decisions and representing the work of the association.
Find out which candidates in the 2018 general election will be champions for nursing's causes.
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!
Your WSNA-PAC Board is a powerhouse of political action for nurses and patients.
With your help, we will elect a pro-nurse legislature and we will pass the rest breaks bill next session.
As nurses, we know it’s important to elect candidates who support patient safety and who will help makes gains for our profession.
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!