Washington State Nurses Association

The Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) was established over a century ago in 1908 to represent Registered Nurses (RN) from across the State of Washington. The organization is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA). Its membership is comprised of RNs from every area of nursing practice from staff nurses to advanced practice nurses to nurse educators and many more. It boasts the largest membership of any nursing association in the state.

The organization advocates changes to the health care system that will improve patient outcomes as well as raise the standards of nursing practice by influencing state and national legislation. They provide nurses with on-going educational opportunities, and work to improve their workplace or practice settings when needed.

WSNA states as its 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.”

The WSNA has divide the state into districts. Districts have their own meetings allowing members to network with other nurses in their area. WSNA’s districts are currently based on counties as follows:

  • District 1: Whatcom county
  • District 2: King county
  • District 3: Pierce county
  • District 4: Inland Empire (Spokane, Adams, Lincoln, and Pend Oreille counties)
  • District 5: Walla Walla and Columbia counties
  • District 6: Yakima City and North Yakima county
  • District 7: Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties
  • District 8: Grays Harbor county
  • District 9: Snohomish county
  • District 10: Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties
  • District 11: Clark and Skamania counties
  • District 12: Clallam and Jefferson counties
  • District 13: Thurston county
  • District 14: Whitman county
  • District 15: Benton and Franklin counties
  • District 16: Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties
  • District 17: Kitsap county
  • District 18: Kittitas county
  • District 98: All other Washington State counties not listed above

Membership in WSNA

By joining the WSNA, Registered Nurses become members of ANA, WSNA, and district organizations. Because the portion of your dues allotted to your district may differ from district to district, the overall membership dues may differ depending on the district in which you practice.

A membership in WSNA provides RNs with many benefits. The organization provides nurses with information about the nursing profession, advocacy and representation, protection, discounted products and services from merchants, and many other benefits.

Contact Information

You can use the contact information below to join or get more information from WSNA about their professional nursing organization:

Washington State Nurses Association
575 Andover Park West, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98188

Phone: (206) 575-7979
FAX: (206) 575-1908
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm