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WSNA receives key to city of Federal Way

Gloria Brigham, WSNA director of nursing practice, received a key to the city of Federal Way on April 6 from Mayor Jim Ferrell. Brigham, representing WSNA, was one of seven people who accepted the awards on behalf of healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and grocery workers.


Biennial Report of Achievements

In 2019, the WSNA Board of Directors approved seven strategic priorities to focus the work of the association on areas of greatest importance to registered nurses and the organization. Within those priorities, WSNA staff developed specific goals and action steps and reported back to the Board on a regular basis.


Our strength comes from each other

During this year’s Washington State Nurses Convention, we hope nurses across Washington state will feel connected to and supported by others who have also felt the heavy weight of the pandemic on their shoulders.


WSNA statement of support for Dr. Benjamin Danielson

WSNA joins the prominent individuals and groups who have expressed concern and support for Dr. Benjamin Danielson in his recent resignation from Seattle Children’s and the Odessa Brown Clinic over ongoing racist and discriminatory practices at Seattle Children’s.


WSNA is seeking new executive director

WSNA is seeking an execu­tive director to take over leader­ship of the organi­za­tion after Execu­tive Director Sally Watkins retires in the fall. Watkins announced her upcoming retire­ment in November 2020, with the inten­tion of supporting the transi­tion of the new execu­tive director and retiring by October 2021.



Meet the 2020 WSNF scholarship recipients

The Washington State Nurses Foundation is thrilled to announce the scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 academic year. Twelve were selected to receive scholarships from the Foundation, receiving a total of $25,000 which was disbursed to their respective colleges in July.


Run for WSNA office

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



A musical film about Florence Nightingale is coming!

When a touring production of this musical was shut down by COVID-19, the producers - in the spirit of Florence Nightingale - didn’t give up! The pandemic made them completely rethink the production and they’re now envisioning it as a film.




Congratulations to 2020 Nurses of Influence Banquet Awardees

WSNA congratulates the 2020 Nurses of Influence Banquet Awardees, including five WSNA members. The awards are given by the University of Washington School of Nursing to outstanding graduates and other exceptional individuals in the greater nursing community.




The push to recognize the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps as veterans

It was June 1944, the country was at war, and Marge Batey was graduating from St. Patrick’s Academy in Sidney, Nebraska. The boys from her high school class were heading into the military, off to the battlefields of World War II. Batey was heading to the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane.


In Memoriam: Barbara Frye, BSN, RN

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Barbara Frye today, Thursday, November 21. A consummate nurse and union leader, who believed that nurses must represent nurses, Barbara served on the staff of the Washington State Nurses Association for 20 years, guiding us through the union raids that devastated our association…






Election results

You voted and the results are in. Here are the people who will serve in elected positions during WSNA's 2019-2021 biennium.


Beverly Smith memorial service August 10

The memorial service for Beverly Smith is set for Saturday, August 10th at 10am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 4139 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.