WSNA strongly recommends that all nurses and other health care providers be vaccinated against all influenza viruses as a key component of a comprehensive influenza prevention program.
The Washington State University (WSU) College of Nursing is revising the curriculum for its RN to BSN program to better meet the needs of nurses and community partners.
A few weeks ago, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the 2020 Census will end early on Sept. 30, which will result in an incomplete and inaccurate count of people. We cannot let that happen.
Like so many others, we are horrified by recent claims of immigrant sterilizations taking place at a Georgia detention center under the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The leaders of WSNA and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW today called on state officials to address the serious shortcomings in oversight and transparency that we believe contributed to the severe outbreak of COVID-19 among staff and patients at St. Michael Hospital in Bremerton.
To allow healthcare professionals the ability to focus on patient care during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Washngton Secretary of Health extended expiration dates for licenses due for renewal between April 1 and Sept. 30. All late fees were waived during this period.
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.
The University of Washington Tacoma School of Nursing is conducting a voluntary, 25-question survey to explore healthcare workers experiences of workplace incivility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 29, Governor Jay Inslee updated the proclamation that provides protections for vulnerable workers in Washington state and extended it through the duration of the current state of emergency.
Coming weeks before the coronavirus hit the U.S., our victory at Providence showcased the power of nurses standing strong together and built a strong foundation to address the issues we now face and will face in the future.The solidarity we built during these victories is a reminder that together we are stronger.
The world we live in today is forever changed. That’s a good thing in some ways. Historically, nurses have been framed as the caring ones or the angels at the bedside. These aren’t bad descriptors, but they don’t accurately describe today’s nurse. Today’s nurses are scientists, too.
In this election year, the pandemic has made one thing crystal clear: nurses are vitally important to the health of our communities. We need nurses — in our hospitals, in our long-term care facilities, in our schools and in our state legislature.
Long-term care nursing is a specialty within community health nursing and provides health services, preventive care, intervention and health education to communities or specific populations. In this article, we examine the myths and realities of long-term care nursing practice.
Long-term care is a growing field in nursing, and the challenges are growing alongside the demand. Since Life Care Center in Kirkland became Ground Zero for coronavirus in the United States, the pandemic has exposed many of the significant, systemic challenges facing this critical system.
While Washington state has not needed to implement Crisis Standards of Care, a second surge of COVID-19 cases could require our state officials to revisit these standards.
Nurses across the state have stepped up and cared for COVID-19 patients under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. From the first chaotic days when guidance and protocols seemed to change on a daily basis, through extreme shortages of PPE and a lack of testing, you have served, and you have cared.
The American Nurses Association and the American Federation of Teachers both passed resolutions last week calling for racial justice and action to combat racism.
Now is no time to make it harder for those in psychiatric distress to get the care they need, or to disrupt the lives of the nurses who dedicate themselves to serving these patients.
Dr. Gloria Brigham receives Outstanding Alumni Award for 2020 from UW Tacoma School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
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.
A letter from Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN, WSNA President, and Julia Barcott, RN, Chair of the WSNA Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare.
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.
WSNA stands in solidarity with all those who are calling for an end to systemic racism, racial violence and police brutality. We also are calling on our profession to look hard at the many ways racism manifests itself in our health care system and in patient care. We must do better.
The University of Washington Medical Center has shut down the in-patient psychiatric unit, without committing to a timeline to reopen it. At a time when the coronavirus pandemic is raising concerns about the psychological well-being of so many of our residents, the UW is denying needed care by shutting down this unit.
"WSNA is pleased to see the thoughtful, collaborative, data-driven proclamation on the safe restart of health care surgeries and procedures issued by Governor Jay Inslee today," said Sally Watkins, WSNA executive director.