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Join April 9 livestream of Nursing Now USA launch

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.


Legislative session week 11

The week started off with a flurry of activity as the House of Representatives released its biennial budget on Monday.




Legislative session week 10

Our bills continue to move through the legislative process – and this week one of those bills was highlighted on TVW’s Legislative Review.


Washington nurses fight for faculty

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.




In memoriam: Betty Jule Harrington

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.


Committee begins work on new Future of Nursing

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.


The lunacy of the rest breaks bill

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.








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).