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A musical film about Florence Nightingale is coming!

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.




Victory at Providence Sacred Heart

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.




Congratulations to 2020 Nurses of Influence Banquet Awardees

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, UFCW 21 Support Providence Swedish workers

The Washington State Nurses Association and UFCW 21 fully support Swedish workers represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW as they serve 10-day notice to the hospital of their intention to strike for patient care and safety at multiple campuses.







The truth about Providence Sacred Heart

When you see stories about Sacred Heart, we want you to ask yourself a simple question: “Who should I trust—the nurses in my community or a corporate PR department in Seattle?”





The push to recognize the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps as veterans

It was June 1944, the country was at war, and Marge Batey was graduating from St. Patrick’s Academy in Sidney, Nebraska. The boys from her high school class were heading into the military, off to the battlefields of World War II. Batey was heading to the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane.



In Memoriam: Barbara Frye, BSN, RN

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Barbara Frye today, Thursday, November 21. A consummate nurse and union leader, who believed that nurses must represent nurses, Barbara served on the staff of the Washington State Nurses Association for 20 years, guiding us through the union raids that devastated our association…



Letter from a NICU Nanny to Providence executives

I have been a NICU Nanny for five years at Sacred Heart. I feel privileged to witness such a caring atmosphere in my retirement years. Please take a good hard look at what your nurses are doing. Listen to them and start to run a kinder and more humane benefits program.



The Heart of Providence, Sierra Little, RN

We don’t enter each negotiation with a list of demands, but rather the gut-wrenching question of “what will they take from us this time?” That reality is the saddest of all.