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


2020 Annual Nurse Educators Conference, held by University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education

We would like to invite you to our 2020 Annual Nurse Educators Conference, held by University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education. This year’s conference will be held virtually and content will be available on-demand for one year. All students are eligible for discounted registration costs. Join us to hear from the stellar lineup of talented, renowned, and diverse Nurse Leaders and Educators with a Key Note Address from Sofia Aragon, JD, BSN, RN, Executive Director of the Washington Center for Nursing, and be rejuvenated in your passion for Nursing Education. The conference is now open for registration, to register and for more information please go to We hope to “see you” at the conference!

King County Housing Resources for Support to Isolate or Quarantine Due to Covid-19

If you have a patient with an unstable or unsafe housing situation that needs to isolate and quarantine due to Covid-19 or Covid-19-like symptoms, or exposure to someone with Covid19, then there are multiple I&Q sites dotted across King County. I&Q sites are run through the Public Health Department and patients also receive some medical care at the sites with physicians on-call to assist.

The Perspectives of Chinese American Nurses on Becoming Nurse Faculty

“Ethnic minorities continue to experience health disparities in the United States. Based on
consistent research evidence, the National Academies of Medicine endorse a diverse healthcare workforce that mirrors the population they serve as a critical strategy to achieve health equality.”

Events Calendar

Sep 11

WCN Finance and Sustainability Meeting

September 11 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Sep 11

WCN Board of Directors Meeting

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sep 17


September 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Oct 03

CNEWS Fall 2020 Conference

October 3 - October 5
Dec 04

WCN Finance and Sustainability Meeting

December 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

A Healthier Washington State Starts with Nurses

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