Nurses Day at the Capitol

WNA Nurses Day at the Capitol 2019

What’s Nurses Day at the Capitol?

Nurses Day at the Capitol is designed to help nurses in Wisconsin appreciate the importance of their role in influencing health policy and affecting change in their practice. The intent is for nurses to take the information learned at Nurses Day and use it to advocate for better nursing practice and better patient care in their work environments and communities, and ultimately to advance the profession of nursing. There is an opportunity to arrange a meeting with your legislator and/or tour the Capitol in the afternoon. About 500 RNs, APRNs, student nurses, and nursing faculty participate each year!

Please mark your calendars for the 2019 WNA Nurses Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 27 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  We were so pleased with this year’s attendance of over 800 and look forward to seeing all of you next year for another worthwhile day.  We are planning for registration to be open in late 2018.  Details regarding the 2019 program will be posted as they become available.  Legislator visits will again be part of the day, but please reach out to Gina ( or Megan ( with any session or speaker suggestions.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Additional Activities

  • Plan to tour the State Capitol! Go to for all the information you need for your visit.
  • Plan to visit your legislator and lobby on issues important to the profession of nursing. Choose to make an appointment on your own, or WNA can help! (Registration by February 19 required for WNA to make the appointment)


Below are handouts/reference materials for the various presentations.  Please view/download/print as desired – no hardcopies of these materials will be distributed at the conference:

Health Reform: What Happened? What’s Happening? What’s Next?
Nursing Faculty Shortage in Wisconsin: Policy Solutions
Nurses and Workplace Violence – “Not part of the job”
WNA’s Public Policy Agenda for the Biennium
WNA Positions on Legislation 
WNA Working for You
How a Bill Becomes a Law in Wisconsin
Briefing for Legislator Visits Presentation

If you are visiting with a legislator:
These materials will be provided in a folder for those attendees who indicated that they have arranged to visit their legislator.  The folders will be available at the 4th Breakout Session: Briefing for Legislator Visits:

Workplace Violence Talking Points
Nursing Faculty Shortage Talking Points


There is a parking lot at the convention center accessible via West Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive. For more info, please refer to the Directions & Parking section of their website.

Interested in Exhibiting?

We welcome your participation! Please check back in fall for more information and the 2019 registration forms.

Please contact the WNA office with questions at 800.362.3959 or

Wisconsin Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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