Building a diverse, highly qualified nursing workforce in Washington
“The work of the Washington Center for Nursing is a resource to the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization because it has information about nursing workforce in the state, it provides updated information regarding career progression opportunities for students and professional nurses, and it reflects a diverse workforce.” Frankie Manning, RN, MAN, Vice president of the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization and Co-chair for the Governor's Interagency for Health Disparities

Nursing Is Our Passion

WCN Statement on Racial Equity

To WCN, racial equity means we have an unrelenting commitment to dismantling racism by becoming an anti-racist organization. We do this by collaborating with communities of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; nursing leaders, nursing students, educators, nursing unions, and consumers. Together we will transform the nursing workforce to one that reflects the communities we serve and create an equitable health system for Washingtonians to thrive.

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Diversity & Equity

Where we are making strides and what we need to improve

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Career & Leadership

How we are building Nursing Leaders in Washington

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Nursing Educators

Resources for current and future educators in Nursing


WCN Executive Director, Sofia Aragon, Pens Op-Ed on the Need to Address the School Nurse Shortage in WA State

“Recent media attention highlights the role of school nurses in developing pandemic-related health and safety plans for school-age children. We hope that this brings attention to the need for a stronger school nurse workforce. School nurses provide a valuable yet complex community health service. Putting a priority on solving the school-nurse shortage is long overdue, and the key to preventing and withstanding a community spread disease like COVID-19 or similar future pandemics.”

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A Healthier Washington State Starts with Nurses

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