WNA & Nursing News

  • WNA provides testimony opposing proposed Worker’s Compensation Bill. Describes role of nurses.

    Testimony SB 665 – Worker’s CompensationWNA testified against Worker’s Compensation fee schedule bill. WNA APRN Forum Board member, Kim Day, and Gina Dennik-Champion, were among many health care provider associations, on Feb. 14, 2018 to share their opposition to Senate Bill 665, which is the “agreed-to bill” from the state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC). […]

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  • Nurses Most Honest and Ethical Profession 16th Year in a Row

    Nurses Maintain #1 Ranking as Most Honest and Ethical Profession

    For the 16th consecutive year, the American public has ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released today. The annual poll has ranked nurses as the most honest and ethical out of a wide spectrum of professions, including pharmacists and grade school teachers. “Nurses provide much more […]

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  • Take the survey!

    Please Participate in WNA’s Survey of Patient/Family/Visitor Violence in the Workplace

    WNA is interested in the issue of workplace violence against nurses and what our role is in addressing the issue. That’s why WNA’s Workforce Advocacy Council has partnered with UW – Eau Claire College of Nursing to develop a survey that addresses patient, family, and/or visitor violence toward nurses. The initial results of the survey will be […]

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  • Newly enacted legislation allows for APNPs to order without physician co-signature

    An old Medicaid statute; Chapter 49.46 was amended and signed by Governor Walker on November 30, 2017.  The legislation was amended to allow for APNPs to order for the Medicaid patients without a physician co-signature. 2017 Wisconsin Act 119 specifies that certain services may be covered by the Medical Assistance program if prescribed or ordered […]

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  • Gov. Walker signing the eNLC

    Governor Walker signs the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Bill December 11

    Senate Bill 417 was passed by the Assembly and Senate during the week of October 30.  It was presented to the governor to sign into law, which will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017, in Platteville. Thanks to all who contacted their legislator asking for their support! View the complete enacted bill, Wisconsin Act […]

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  • Future Nurse Leader Award

    Fall 2017 Future Nursing Leader Awards

    This month, the Mentorship Committee selected 5 recipients of the WNA Future Nursing Leader Award. The award recognizes outstanding students who embody the ethics and values of nursing and exemplary leadership qualities. It is given out twice a year to graduating prelicensure students from the Spring and Fall semesters at the pinning ceremonies. Winners receive […]

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  • 2017 WNA Election Results

    Board of Directors’ President Linda Gobis Oshkosh Board of Directors’ Treasurer Pam Sanberg Williams Bay Board of Directors’ APRN Representative Lisa Pisney La Crosse Board Director-at-Large Tiffany Barta Milwaukee ANA Membership Assembly Representative Neal Cragg Madison Gail Hanson Brenner Eau Claire Maggie Wolf Madison Tri-Council Gail Hanson Brenner Eau Claire Linda Wlodyga Baldwin Kelsi Brooks […]

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  • APRN Modernization Act Logo

    APRN Modernization Act Moving Forward

    WNA and other statewide associations representing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Wisconsin have formed the Wisconsin APRN Coalition and are pleased to support the APRN Modernization Act – LRB 1538/P4 authored by Senator Devin LeMahieu, and Representative Mike Rohrkaste. Currently the legislative draft is circulating for co-sponsorship. The APRN Modernization Act is a legislative proposal […]

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  • Nurse Licensure Compact - Unlocking Access to Nursing Care Across the Nation

    eNurse Licensure Compact Update

    The Assembly Health Committee held a public hearing on AB 500 on September 27, 2017. Testifying in support of the legislation was the Assembly Bill Sponsor Nancy VanderMeer, Sheryl Krause, Chairperson of the Board of Nursing, representatives from the Wisconsin Hospital Association and Gina Dennik-Champion, WNA Executive Director. All of the testimony submitted was in […]

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  • WNA Proposed Bylaws and Reference Reports for Membership Assembly

    There are proposed bylaws that will be discussed and voted on at the WNA Annual meeting.  Review these here. WNA Membership Assembly Dialogue Forum Topics will discuss three topics on Friday, October 20, 2017. There are three topics that will be discussed followed by recommendations that will be presented by the WNA Reference Committee. The […]

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