“I encourage all people in our state to join me in honoring the nurses of Washington, especially recognizing the critical and live-saving role that registered nurses have filled around our state, country, and world through the current coronavirus pandemic.” Thank you, Governor Jay Inslee for recognizing May 2021 as Nurses Month.
Gloria Brigham, WSNA director of nursing practice, received a key to the city of Federal Way on April 6 from Mayor Jim Ferrell. Brigham, representing WSNA, was one of seven people who accepted the awards on behalf of healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and grocery workers.
In 2019, the WSNA Board of Directors approved seven strategic priorities to focus the work of the association on areas of greatest importance to registered nurses and the organization. Within those priorities, WSNA staff developed specific goals and action steps and reported back to the Board on a regular basis.
During this year’s Washington State Nurses Convention, we hope nurses across Washington state will feel connected to and supported by others who have also felt the heavy weight of the pandemic on their shoulders.
WSNA joins the prominent individuals and groups who have expressed concern and support for Dr. Benjamin Danielson in his recent resignation from Seattle Children’s and the Odessa Brown Clinic over ongoing racist and discriminatory practices at Seattle Children’s.
WSNA is seeking an executive director to take over leadership of the organization after Executive Director Sally Watkins retires in the fall. Watkins announced her upcoming retirement in November 2020, with the intention of supporting the transition of the new executive director and retiring by October 2021.
I am writing to let you know that, after much thought and many sleepless nights, I have decided to retire and resign my position as WSNA’s Executive Director by the beginning of October 2021. I am very proud of all we have accomplished and sincerely look forward to being able to stay involved in different capacities.
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.
When a touring production of this musical was shut down by COVID-19, the producers - in the spirit of Florence Nightingale - didn’t give up! The pandemic made them completely rethink the production and they’re now envisioning it as a film.
Dr. Gloria Brigham, WSNA's director of nursing practice, is the recipient of Outstanding Alumni Award for 2020 from the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership.
WSNA congratulates the 2020 Nurses of Influence Banquet Awardees, including five WSNA members. The awards are given by the University of Washington School of Nursing to outstanding graduates and other exceptional individuals in the greater nursing community.
Upcoming performances of "Nightingale: A Musical Regarding the Life & Passion of Miss Florence Nightingale" have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shows will be rescheduled later in 2020.
It was June 1944, the country was at war, and Marge Batey was graduating from St. Patrick’s Academy in Sidney, Nebraska. The boys from her high school class were heading into the military, off to the battlefields of World War II. Batey was heading to the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane.
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Barbara Frye today, Thursday, November 21.
A consummate nurse and union leader, who believed that nurses must represent nurses, Barbara served on the staff of the Washington State Nurses Association for 20 years, guiding us through the union raids that devastated our association…
Is there someone who has changed your professional life and the lives of others? Now is your opportunity to nominate a person you admire for inclusion in the Washington State Nurses Hall of Fame for 2020!
WSNA won the Mother Jones Organizational Award on July 26 at the annual Washington State Labor Council convention for our work on rest breaks legislation. Co-recipients were SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW21.