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WSNA-AFT nurses provide health screenings to students in St. Croix

WSNA members Julia Barcott and Renata Bowlden travelled to the island of St. Croix on April 7 as part of an AFT project. During the weeklong trip, AFT nurses are providing thousands of hearing and vision screenings to students on the island, which is still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria that hit the Virgin Islands last September.







2018 End of Session Report

The legislature passed its final 2018 supplemental operating budget on March 8. The final budget was largely good for health care and for WSNA’s budget and policy priorities.





Get Your (Whole) Grains On!

Beginning March 12, challenge yourself to get at least the three recommended servings of whole grains daily.




Legislative Session Week 8

After the last week of floor action, many good pieces of legislation passed and are headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.


Legislative Session Week 7

This week, both the Senate and House released their budget proposals. Several WSNA priority bills moved out of the policy committee in the opposite chamber this week.




Legislative Session Week 6

Today is the 40th day of the 60-day session – and this week marked the house of origin cutoff, with all bills needing to be voted out of the chamber in which they originated by Feb. 14 to continue moving this session.





Legislative Session Week 5

This week marked the house of origin fiscal committee cutoff, and legislators are now on the floor voting on bills.






Why are nurses suing the EPA?

For over a decade, nurses have been working with a wide range of partners, including other health professionals, environmentalists and health-affected groups, to update the nation’s chemical safety policy.



Will you stand with me?

This attack did not originally target nurses, but instead, public union workers. Regardless, it’s going to impact our practice.


Congratulations, 2017 Leadership Award winners!

Each year, WSNA’s Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare recognizes outstanding leaders in Local Units across the state. These fearless nurses, nominated by their peers, received their awards at WSNA’s Leadership Conference in late September 2017. Congratulations to all of them for their dedication and outstanding work on behalf of WSNA members!