To contribute to the health and wellness of people in Washington State by ensuring that there is an adequate nursing workforce to meet the current and future healthcare needs of our population.
Promote nursing as a desirable career that makes a difference in people's lives. Reach out to all segments of our population to enrich our workforce's diversity.
Develop and manage data about the nursing workforce, conduct research and disseminate findings to nurses, employers, educators, legislators, economic development organizations and others who use data in decision-making that affects healthcare.
Identify and disseminate information on "best practices" in nursing recruitment and retention in all settings where nurses work in Washington.
Improve access to all levels of nursing education. Promote nursing education as a desirable career option for nurses. Ensure implementation of the Master Plan for Nursing Education in WA State. Support increased funding for more capacity in nursing education programs, particularly for underrepresented students. Deliver leadership education and development to nurses at all levels.
In all of these efforts, partner with stakeholders in workforce development, education and practice within Washington and across the United States to make the best use of our human and financial resources in addressing nursing workforce issues.
"Successful nurses make a difference in people's lives, and are part of something bigger than themselves."