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Upcoming WSNA Webinar: Scope of Practice and Delegation Basics

RNs – learn about your scope of practice and delegation to LPNs and CNAs in the State of WA

As the field of health care continues to evolve and advance, it's imperative for nurses to be well-informed about their scope of practice and the essentials of delegation. Nursing practice is grounded in Washington’s state statute and rules that provide a framework for competent nursing practice required for professional nurses.

Learn more by joining us for the free webinar Delegation and Scope of Practice for Nurses.

🌟 Event Details
Date: November 8, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Topic: Scope of Practice and Delegation Basics
Duration: 1.25 hours
Contact hours: 1.25

Hosted by the Washington State Nurses Association and the Washington State Board of Nursing, this webinar will offer a comprehensive overview on the Delegation and Scope of Practice for Nurses in Washington.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Dive deep into the laws, rules, and other factors that determine a nurse's scope of practice.
  2. Grasp and employ the scope of practice decision tree.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the fundamental principles and requirements of nursing delegation.
  4. Clarify the roles and responsibilities a nurse has when directing, supervising, and delegating care.

Note: The discussion will focus solely on the legal nuances surrounding the topic. Any queries related to collective bargaining agreements, facility-specific policies, or labor-related concerns should be addressed to the appropriate WSNA Nurse Representative or Organizer.

Can't Attend Live? No Worries!

Even if you're unable to attend the live session, we urge you to register. All registrants will receive access to the recorded webinar, available for 30 days post-event for CNE contact hours.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to elevate your nursing practice with insights from the experts.

We look forward to your participation!

WSNA Lobby Day in Olympia will be January 24, 2024 Registration now open!

WSNA's annual Lobby Day event in Olympia will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024Registration is required to attend and is now open! This event is for WSNA members only and registration will close by midnight on December 29. If you know you would like to attend WSNA Lobby Day don't wait! Register now to save your place and keep in communication with us as details are formed leading up to this very important day to talk to legislators’ face to face about the issues impacting nurses and labor.  

With a short legislative session ahead of just 60 days, a lot will need to be accomplished in that amount of time. WSNA is still developing our legislative agenda for the 2024 session. You can find information on how that agenda is formed here on our website

Stay tuned for more information on WSNA Lobby Day and the 2024 WSNA legislative agenda over the coming weeks leading up to the start of session on Monday, January 8. For questions, please contact Jessica Hauffe, Political Advocacy Manager, at jhauffe@wsna.org 

Champions of Change – 2024 Union Leadership Conference

Don’t miss WSNA’s labor training event at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan April 28-30

Join nurses from around the state as we convene to build stronger local units, become more effective leaders, learn more about the national and state labor scenes, celebrate our successes, and strategize for what’s coming next.

If you are a local unit officer, conference committee member, staffing committee member, safety committee member, unit rep/liaison or member in one of WSNA’s local units who is interested in advocating for nurses and becoming more involved in your union, this conference is for you.

If you are interested in a scholarship to attend, please contact WSNA Nurse Rep WSNA Nurse Representative Jaclyn Smedley, BSN, RN, jsmedley@wsna.org.

Questions/Comments, contact one of your WSNA Officers or WSNA Nurse Rep Janet Stewart  jstewart@wsna.org

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Resources and tools

Document unsafe conditions

If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.

By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.

WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.

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Representation rights

As a union member, you have the right to have a representative present in any meetings with management that could potentially lead to disciplinary action against you.

If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:

If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.

Find out more about this crucial right and how to exercise it to ensure your fair treatment and protection.

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Continuing education offerings

Enhance your professional competency with WSNA's free online courses.

Earn CNE contact hours through topics like Cultural Humility, Telehealth Assessment, Workplace Violence Prevention, and more. Convenient and self-paced, our courses provide practical knowledge for your daily work. Expand your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest nursing practices.

Visit cne.wsna.org to access our courses and earn CNE contact hours.

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