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Ongoing work on racial justice

We recognize that a resolution does not represent decisive action to dismantle racism and health disparities — it is a commitment and a plan of action. We hope you join us in moving the work forward.

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One strong voice: WSNA members are stepping up in uncertain times

In the midst of a pandemic, systemic racism and West Coast wildfires, WSNA members are still lending their strong, collective voices to the need for workplace safety, transparency and equity.

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Asking for an upgrade

WSNA has long opposed the Nurse Licensure Compact for a variety of reasons — and in 2019, WSNA spent nearly 20 hours meeting with the members of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to discuss those concerns. In the end, many of our key concerns remained.

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Presenting the 2020 inductees into the WSNA Hall of Fame

This year, the coronavirus pandemic meant that we could not hold our usual induction gala dinner and ceremony. Instead, our six legendary inductees were honored in a small virtual ceremony.

Run for WSNA office

WSNA offers many opportunities for members to get involved in considering issues, making decisions and representing the work of the association.

Meet the 2020 WSNF scholarship recipients

The Washington State Nurses Foundation is thrilled to announce the scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 academic year. Twelve were selected to receive scholarships from the Foundation, receiving a total of $25,000 which was disbursed to their respective colleges in July.

Letter from Lynnette Vehrs, WSNA President

Advocating: it’s what each of us is doing when we educate ourselves and the candidates running for office about health policy and issues affecting the scope of our nursing practice. We are advocates for our patients and each other. We need to take the next step and VOTE!