WSNA statement on Charlottesville violence

It is with heavy hearts that we add our voices to those who have called for tolerance and inclusion this week. Discrimination and intolerance are unacceptable to us as nurses and as Americans.

Charlotte Foster, RN, BSN, MHA Memorial Event

A memorial for Charlotte Foster is planned for Saturday, July 1 at 1 p.m., at Seattle’s Northwest African American Museum, located at 2300 S. Massachusetts St. (23rd and S. Massachusetts St.) in the heart of Seattle’s Central District.

WSNA members, the time has come to make your choice.

Ballots for this year's WSNA elections were mailed May 12, 2017. Ballot must be received back by 8 a.m. on June 13, 2017, to be included in the count. Who will you choose to lead WSNA for the next two years?

Vote ANA Leaders to Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential" List

For the third consecutive year, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN and ANA Enterprise CEO Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, have both made the ballot for Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” ranking! We encourage you to vote for them!

Meet a “do-it-all” nurse, with a special passion for social justice

The Public Health Insider blog, produced by Public Health - Seattle & King County, featured WSNA member Tina Maestas for National Public Health Week (April 3-7th). Tina is a Public Health Nurse based in Renton, one of seven Seattle & King County Public Health Nurses whose offices are located inside a “CSO” – a state office where people can apply for assistance with cash, food, child support, disability and other services.

Sally Watkins named new Executive Director of Washington State Nurses Association

The Washington State Nurses Association Board of Directors announced today that they have selected Washington state nursing leader Sally Watkins, Ph.D., MS, RN, to be the new WSNA Executive Director, replacing Judy Huntington, MN, RN, who is retiring in June after 18 years in the position. Dr. Watkins will join WSNA April 3, 2017.

Now accepting nominations for 2017 WSNA & PNHCC Awards

The WSNA Awards Committee and the Professional Nursing and Health Care Council are seeking outstanding WSNA members as nominees for the 2017 WSNA Recognition Awards. Nominations must be received at WSNA no later than Jan. 16, 2017.

In Memoriam: Dorothy Jane (Dottie) Hicks, MN, RN

Among her accomplishments, Dottie Hicks, MN, RN was a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Nursing and Director of Nursing Continuing Education. She also served as the Treasurer of WSNA.

Interview: Patty Hayes

An important aspect of our Nurses Speak initiative is highlighting the careers of individuals who began as staff nurses and then turned their attention to become leaders in the fields of public policy, hospital administration, the law and the legislature. This is the second in our series.

Photos: 2016 Hall of Fame Gala

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, six registered nurses were honored for their lifelong contributions and achievements in professional nursing and for their leadership in the advancement of nurses and healthcare in Washington State. See photos from the event.