Strategic priorities

WSNA’s strategic priorities and objectives focus the association’s resources on priority goals that advance our mission of providing leadership for the nursing profession and promoting quality health care.

Our vision — We believe that all Washington residents will achieve optimal health when we work to ensure that all communities have access to safe, quality health care, public health, and environmental justice.

Health access

Ensure equitable access to health services so that all people can attain their highest level of health and receive the right care by the appropriate provider, in the right place, at an affordable cost.

Safe staffing

Achieve safe nurse staffing in all settings to ensure health and optimize quality of care.

Nursing practice and patient safety

Empower nurses to advocate, educate, promote, and protect the practice of nursing to colleagues, managers, and the broader community in order to practice to the full extent of their training, experience and education in delivering optimal care.

Quality and safety

Promote the adoption of effective behaviors and practices that will positively impact the safety of registered nurses and patients and lead to improved quality outcomes for all residents of Washington.

Membership growth and engagement

Remain the leading voice and advocate for the more than 100,000 diverse registered nurses who live and work in Washington state through continued membership growth and active member engagement.

Occupational and environmental health

Promote healthy and safe environments for nurses where they work and where they live, and environmental justice for all the communities nurses serve.

Association vitality

Strengthen WSNA’s operation, programmatic infrastructure and economic stability to ensure continued success by a diverse leadership and staff in advancing association priorities.