The leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington state #

The Washington State Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion provides repre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion, resources and educa¬≠tion that allow nurses to reach our full profes¬≠sional poten¬≠tial and focus on caring for patients and our communities. 

WSNA has more than 17,000 members and repre¬≠sents the profes¬≠sional inter¬≠ests of more than 103,000 regis¬≠tered nurses who live and work in Washington. We leverage the collec¬≠tive voice of nurses to success¬≠fully advocate with employers, state agencies and the state Legis¬≠la¬≠ture for better working condi¬≠tions, safe staffing fair compen¬≠sa¬≠tion and patient safety.

For more than 100 years, WSNA has champi¬≠oned issues that support nurses, advance profes¬≠sional standards and improve the health of individ¬≠uals and families in Washington state.

Vision #

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion is the collec­tive and leading voice, authority and advocate for the nursing profes­sion in the state of Washington.

Mission #

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion provides leader­ship for the nursing profes­sion and promotes quality health care for consumers through educa­tion, advocacy and influ­encing health care policy in the state of Washington.

Goals #

  • Nurses in Washington state will be informed on issues and trends that affect their profes¬≠sional practice.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion will lead the profes¬≠sion wherever decisions are made affecting nursing and health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion will antic¬≠i¬≠pate and respond to the changing needs of the profes¬≠sion and nurses.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion will maintain and strengthen nursing‚Äôs role in client advocacy for consumer safety and quality health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion will be respon¬≠sive to cultural diver¬≠sity needs of its members and to the consumers of health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion will promote the profes¬≠sional devel¬≠op¬≠ment and advance the economic and general welfare of all nurses.