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Join WSNA at Seattle Pride this Sunday

We will be marching with the labor contingent hosted by Pride at Work, which advocates for LGBTQ+ union members, other workers, and allies.





Nurses Month 2022 - You deserve more than "thanks"

You make a difference. Every day. You deserve more than just “thank you.” As the leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington, WSNA is working to show our appreciation throughout the year.


2022 Union Leadership Conference

Attendees connected with other WSNA leaders around the state, learned about current issues facing unions and nursing practice, and engaged in group workshops.



Joint statement on the conviction of RaDonda Vaught

Press release

Statement

Focusing on blame and punishment solves nothing. It can only discourage reporting and drive errors underground. It not only undermines patient safety; it fosters an environment of fear and lack of respect for health care workers.


2022 Washington State Nurses Hall of Fame gala

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, WSNA honored the dedication and achievement of six Washington RNs who have changed the practice, research, educational opportunities and governing policies of nursing in our state.







Meet David Keepnews

David Keepnews has a long track record and distinguished career as a nurse, labor proponent, professor, policy specialist and advocate for our practice. He joins WSNA at a critical time for our members, our union and our profession. David is already bringing his experience, skills and passion to the job.


Symptomatic health care workers must not be forced to work

Press release

Statement

We call on employers to clarify their policies, and we call on the state to ensure workers cannot be forced to return while sick, or disciplined for refusing to work while symptomatic with COVID.


In memoriam: Martha Galvez

Martha Alicia Cortés Galvez passed away peacefully at home the morning of Jan. 8, 2022, just in time to see her final sunrise, her favorite time of day. A loving mother, wife and friend, she left behind a legacy of compassion and strength.



In memoriam: Dr. Joyce Valborg Zerwekh

Dr. Joyce Valborg Zerwekh passed away on Dec. 20. She taught many students over the years at the University of Washington, Seattle University, Pacific Lutheran University, and helped found Hospice of Seattle.