Have you joined the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge?

The HNHN Grand Challenge is an American Nurses Association initiative to connect and engage nurses, employers and organizations around improving health in five areas: physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life and safety. You can join now and jump in with the Do It In 10 Days! Hydration Challenge!, which aims to help you improve your hydration.

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.

Preventing Opioid Abuse: The Role of the Nurse

Opioids have become a leading cause of unintentional injury death in Washington, even more than motor vehicle accidents or firearm fatalities, according to 2016 state data. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that overdose deaths related to prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999. Nurses can play an important role in reducing these deaths, as well as addiction problems, through their assessments and monitoring of patients.

In memoriam: ​Betty M. Anderson, RN, BSN, M.Ed.

Betty M. Anderson, one of the founders of the Washington State University College of Nursing and one of the first inductees into the Washington State Nurses Hall of Fame, died August 13, 2017 at the age of 99.

Get knowledge, tools and inspiration at WSNA's Leadership Conference Sept 24-26

Registration is open for WSNA’s popular annual labor training event at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, Washington. Nurses from across the state will convene to get an update on the national and state labor scenes, to learn how to be more effective leaders in our own workplaces, to celebrate our successes and to strategize for what’s coming next.

Volunteer opportunities for nurses in August

Special Olympics Washington is looking for Health Promotion volunteers August 19 and 20, and Camp Kesem University of Washington is looking for camp nurses for the week of August 20-25.