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The Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) is the premier organization representing the interests of Wisconsin’s 90,000 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 over 110 years of being professional nursing’s voice, visibility and value in Wisconsin ,

Elizabeth Markham, PhD, RN
WNA President

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

Our Mission

To be the voice and principal advocate for the nursing profession grounded in our core values.


To be a true catalyst for transforming health care through advancing the nursing profession.

Core Values

Service-Focused:  Keeping the needs and desires of members and those we serve at the center of our decisions and actions.

Innovative:  Continuously inventing and reinventing what we do and how we do it.

Evidence-based:  Use qualitative and quantitative data as a foundation in making informed decisions.

Impactful: Leading the organization and others into the future by assessing and addressing the most significant needs and challenges of those we serve.

Effective: Focusing on operational excellence in how we work internally and externally.

Inclusive: Involving and collaborating with diverse individuals, groups, and organizations when our mission and goals are aligned in order to achieve the greatest positive impact.

Integrity: Using theANA Code of Ethics for Nursesas the foundation, WNA promotes health care as a right and demonstrates ethical behavior in practice.

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