The leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington state #

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion provides repre­sen­ta­tion, resources and educa­tion that allow nurses to reach our full profes­sional poten­tial and focus on caring for patients and our communities. 

WSNA has more than 17,000 members and repre­sents the profes­sional inter­ests of more than 103,000 regis­tered nurses who live and work in Washington.We leverage the collec­tive voice of nurses to success­fully advocate with employers, state agencies and the state Legis­la­ture for better working condi­tions, safe staffing fair compen­sa­tion and patient safety.

For more than 100 years, WSNA has champi­oned issues that support nurses, advance profes­sional standards and improve the health of individ­uals 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 profes­sional practice.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion will lead the profes­sion wherever decisions are made affecting nursing and health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion will antic­i­pate and respond to the changing needs of the profes­sion and nurses.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion will maintain and strengthen nursing’s role in client advocacy for consumer safety and quality health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion will be respon­sive to cultural diver­sity needs of its members and to the consumers of health care.
  • The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion will promote the profes­sional devel­op­ment and advance the economic and general welfare of all nurses.