Washington Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed May 6 – 12 Nurses Week in our state!

The theme for this year’s National Nurses Week is 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate — a nod to nurses’ sheer numbers.

Here in Washington state, we have more than 100,000 reasons to celebrate! The contri­bu­tions, dedica­tion, courage, commit­ment and advocacy of the regis­tered nurses who live and work in our state is spectac­ular. You make a differ­ence every single day in the health of our patients and our communities.

We belong to an amazing profes­sion, one that saves lives and changes lives. We are many and we are powerful.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and continues through the week, culmi­nating with the anniver­sary of Florence Nightingale’s birth on May 12.

Thank you for all you do!

Jan Bussert, BSN, RN
Presi­dent, WSNA

Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN
Execu­tive Director, WSNA