You are critical to the nation’s health care system, but research has shown the health of a registered nurse is worse than that of the average American.
We wanted you to get to know Executive Director Sally Watkins, Ph.D., RN better as a person and nurse, so we asked her some questions.
Welcome your new 2017-2019 board of directors, committees, councils and cabinet!
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.
See photos from the August 4, 2017 retirement party for Judy Huntington.
Results from the WSNA elections for the 2017-2019 biennium.
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.
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?
These WSNA members have consented to run for WSNA elected offices during the 2017-2019 biennium.
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!
The Washington State Nurse Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the achievements of Washington state RNs who have made significant lifetime accomplishments in the nursing profession. Nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame are open until Nov. 18, 2017.
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.
Last fall, WSNA member Justin Gill, MS, ARNP, NP-C and WSNA Nurse Representative Travis Elmore, BSN, RN-BC, were appointed by the American Nurses Association Board of Directors to the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees.
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.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful new year! WSNA's offices will be closed December 26 through January 2, 2017.
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.
The Washington State Nurses Association is seeking an Executive Director.
Jeruschia Horton, a charge nurse in the critical care unit at EvergreenHealth, was given the LifeSaver Award for the month of May by LifeCenter Northwest.
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.
The Distinguished Membership Award, established in 1967, recognizes outstanding leadership and contributions to the mission of ANA.
Ethel Carpenter, a longtime and active member of the Washington State Nurses Association, passed away in Bellingham on May 2 at the age of 91.
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.
A 2010 inductee into WSNA's Nursing Hall of Fame, Anna Mae Ericksen started the "Mr. Yuk" program for poisoning prevention.
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.