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.

In memoriam: MaryAnn Thimmes

MaryAnn Thimmes, 90, of Vancouver, Washington, died on May 3, 2019. MaryAnn was a dedicated nurse who demon­strated the impor­tance of high personal and profes­sional standards, her desire to make a positive differ­ence in the lives of others, her commit­ment to volun­teerism, and the caring role of the nurse in every area of life.

Margarita López Prentice, RN 1931 - 2019

Margarita López Prentice, former state legislator, longtime WSNA member and inductee in the Washington State Nurses Hall of Fame, passed away quietly in her sleep of natural causes at her home in Bryn Mawr-Skyway, Washington on April 2, 2019. She was 88 years old.

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.

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.

WSNA nurses run for State Senate

This year, we are proud to support two WSNA members running for office in the 34th legislative district, which covers West Seattle, Vashon Island and Burien.