Author: Brenda Little

Washington State Nursing Clinical Placement Initiative

The Clinical Placement Initiative emerges as a critical response to drive advancements in nursing education, which are needed to address persistent nursing shortages. With a commitment to expanding clinical placement opportunities, diversifying learning experiences beyond acute care settings, and working to address the overall shortage of nurse faculty, this initiative is set to unfold over a two-year timeline, ending in the summer of 2025.

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WCN Diverse Nurse Faculty Mentorship Program

WCN is now accepting applications for both MENTORS and MENTEES for the third year of our Diverse
Nurse Faculty Mentorship Program. The program’s first two years were a success, and we are excited to
offer it again in 2024. This program aims to support diverse nurse faculty in their roles as educators.

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The WCN Releases 2021 COVID-19 Impact on the Nursing Workforce Study

Conducted between April and June 2022, SIA surveyed 1,298 nurses who held active nursing licenses about their experiences during 2021. Key findings from the survey found that of the nurses surveyed:
• 54% thought about or made plans to leave the field of nursing. (Up 12% from the 2020 study.) …Click to read more.

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Become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

Washington State needs more trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. This is even more true in rural areas where access to this specialized type of patient care can support victims’ recovery from the traumatic experience of sexual assault in often under-resourced rural communities. If you are a Washington RN who has thought about SANE training, WCN is offering a practicum fellowship opportunity for training this fall.

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WCN Executive Director, Sofia Aragon, to be Inducted into the American Academy of Nursing

July 26, 2022 (Washington, DC) — The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) announces today that
it has selected 250 distinguished nurse leaders to be inducted into the 2022 Class of Fellows. The
inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the
Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 27-29, 2022 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme is “From Reflection to Impact: Positioning Nursing’s Future.”

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