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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.





Opioid Prescribing Guideline Implementation-Call for Public Comments by June 23, 2017

The Nursing Commission sent out the following information on behalf of Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group: The Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group (AMDG) developed a comprehensive Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain in June 2015. The Guidelines were subsequently adopted by the Bree Collaborative at the July 2015 meeting. The AMDG workgroup will design and carry out strategies to implement the Guidelines. Your feedback is requested on the Bree Collaborative draft opioid prescribing metrics. Call for Public Comments by June 23, 2017.


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!


Public Health – Seattle & King County Director Patty Hayes selected for The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative

Patty Hayes, MN, RN, a member of WSNA’s Nursing Hall of Fame and Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County, is among thosechosen to be part of The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative. Hayes and Carina Elsenboss, the department’s Preparedness Director, will be working to transform public health in the communities they serve.