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

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The Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) is the premier organization representing the interests of Wisconsin’s 95,000 registered nurses. WNA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. WNA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all.

If you’re already a member, thank you! If you are interested becoming more involved, check out our volunteer opportunities by clicking here.

Celebrating 115 years of being professional nursing’s voice, visibility and value in Wisconsin ,

Gail Hanson Brenner, PhD, RN, CNE
WNA President

Our Mission

To influence the profession of nursing and positively impact healthcare in the state of Wisconsin.


To be innovators in healthcare by maximizing Wisconsin’s nursing work force.

Core Values

Engagement – Providing a collaborative platform for Wisconsin nurses through advocacy and integration in decision-making activities.

Innovative – Achieving excellence in practice by using the highest level of evidence to facilitate change.

Inclusive – Embracing the uniqueness of every individual, including diversity of thought, as we work collaboratively to bring our very best.

Trust – Acting with integrity, respect, transparency, and humility in all we do.

Empowered Choosing to see it, own it, solve it, and do it through shared decision-making, optimism, and joy.

WNA’s Bylaws
WNA’s Strategic Plan
WNA’s Organizational Chart