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.

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! I 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 ,

Pamela Macari Sanberg, MS, RN, NEA-BC
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.