About WNA

Thank you for stopping by WNA’s website. Here you’ll find plenty of information on how we are protecting, promoting, and advancing professional nursing in Wisconsin.

Since 1909, the Wisconsin Nurses Association has served as the voice of professional nursing in Wisconsin. We represent Wisconsin’s 80,000 registered nurses and we are the only registered lobbyist for Wisconsin’s registered nurses. WNA membership is available to any licensed registered nurse, regardless of the state where they reside. WNA members are automatically members of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service nursing association representing America’s 3.1 million registered nurses.

If you’re already a member, thank you! If not, please consider joining today! You can find more information about joining by clicking here.

Moving forward together,

Linda Gobis sig

Linda Gobis, RN, MN, JD
WNA President

The Wisconsin Nurses Association is committed to nurses advancing our profession to improve health for Wisconsin.

WNA is the unifying force for nurses, advancing quality health care for all.

  • Respect – WNA values members and encourages them to voice their concerns, opinions and suggestions in discussions about health policy at local, state and national levels via in-person meetings, online meetings, and webinars and in ways that will be available in the future. Because members entrust their resources to WNA, WNA leadership and staff is prudent in handling those resources and keeps members apprised of how the resources are used.
  • Integrity – WNA promotes and encourages its members to support and promote ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses and to promote health care as a fundamental human right.
  • Unity – WNA is a united voice for nurses as changes in health care occur. WNA shares the value of nurses’ contributions and their beliefs to create a quality and meaningful health care system.
  • Diversity – WNA celebrates the cultural, ethnic, racial and gender differences of nurses as well as the talent and commitment of members of diverse backgrounds and encourages involvement of all nurses in WNA and ANA.
  • Excellence – WNA members perceive the value of membership which includes quality services, products, and information that is timely and relevant. WNA promotes the development and application of knowledge to care for culturally diverse patient populations in all health care settings and the use of evidence-based practice.