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WSNA's annual Lobby Day event in Olympia will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Registration 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Scope of Practice and Delegation Basics
November 8, 2023, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |Scope of Practice and Delegation Basics (1.25 hour)
Given the emerging advancements in health care, nurses need to practice to their full scope of practice. Nursing practice is grounded in Washington’s state statute and rules that provide a framework for competent nursing practice required for professional nurses.
Join The Washington State Nurses Association and The Washington State Board of Nursing for an overview of Delegation and Scope of Practice for Nurses.
- Identify the laws, rules, and factors that impact the nurse’s scope of practice,
- Understand and apply the scope of practice decision tree,
- Learn about the principles and requirements of nursing delegation,
- Understand the nurse’s role and responsibility when directing, supervising, and delegating care.
This case will focus solely on the legal aspects of scope of practice and delegation. Questions regarding collective bargaining agreements, facility-specific policies, or other labor issues are outside the scope of this presentation. We encourage those questions and concerns to be directed to the appropriate WSNA Nurse Representative or Organizer.
Once again, we’re encouraging folks to sign up even if they know they can’t make it, as the webinar will be recorded and made available to participants for 30 days post-event for CNE contact hours. This webinar will be hosted through the WSNA Learning Management System via Zoom, so no separate Zoom link will be sent.
Sept 5, 2023, Workplace Violence, Staffing, Missed breaks and meals, Overtime, RN3/RCM weekend responsibilities for call outs. Next meeting is 12/5/23 at 2:30. Let Renee Clark, Adrienne Harris or Laurie Robinson know if you are interested in attending and agenda items.
Scheduled meetings (state) scheduled meetings: 11/2/23 2-4 p.m. online meeting platform. Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device.
Meeting ID: 256 196 549 866
- WPV process for reporting, investigation, review, and outcome.
- Mandates- Frequencies, responsibilities
- Number of NAC vacancies, and length of time vacant.
- Recruiting and information related to NAC offers rejected.
- NAC Mandatory OT.
- NAC Call outs.
- Agency NAC utilization.
- Any NAC survey responses or exit interview information that might be relevant.
- Apprenticeship program update.
- Timekeeper update.
- Behavioral De-escalation training launching at the Homes.
- Additional CPR trainers coming agency wide.
- NAC Academy Recap
- Employee One on Ones & New Employee Surveys: Supervisor training and implementation
- Schedule Changes Across Homes
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to:
Adrienne Harris-Vice Chair
Laurie Robinson- WNSA Nurse Rep. email@example.com or 206-620-4136
2024 Nurse Lobby Day
WSNA members, stand up in Olympia for nurses and speak with legislators about the issues.
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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.
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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