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2022 Union Leadership Conference

Attendees connected with other WSNA leaders around the state, learned about current issues facing unions and nursing practice, and engaged in group workshops.


Our fight for safe staffing

As we entered the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, nurses and health care workers across Washington linked arms to fight for our jobs and our health system.


Nurses in the lead

The Union Leadership Awards recognize those who have stepped forward and led the way over the past year — or, in some cases, the past several decades.


2022 Washington State Nurses Hall of Fame gala

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, WSNA honored the dedication and achievement of six Washington RNs who have changed the practice, research, educational opportunities and governing policies of nursing in our state.


Letter from Lynnette Vehrs, WSNA President

WSNA celebrated our Hall of Fame ceremony in person March 27, 2022. It had been four years since the last time we came together to acknowledge our inductees into the Hall of Fame. It was a glorious evening to be in person with these very distinguished nurses.



School nursing may be right for you

If you are a team player, comfortable practicing in an independent role, ready to use every lesson you learned in nursing school, and love working with children, youth and families, then we have a job for you!






End-of-session report

The Washington State Legislature passed its supplemental 2021-23 operating budget on March 10, increasing state spending to $64 billion over two years.


Thinking about running for office?

Nurses make outstanding lawmakers, and right now there aren’t enough of us in office. Because we are trained in critical thinking, nurses possess many of the necessary skills to quickly process information to make decisions. Of course, nurses also keep health at the forefront of policy decisions.


What is the WSNA-PAC?

The Washington State Nurses Association Political Action Committee (WSNA-PAC) was established to contribute support for statewide and state legislative candidates who have demonstrated their belief in and commitment to the legislative and regulatory agenda of the Washington State Nurses Association.