Protecting and Advancing your Practice

As the only registered lobbyist for Wisconsin registered nurses, WNA works hard at the State Capitol (and on Capitol Hill in Washington) to make sure nursing’s best interests are always represented.

WNA’s policy efforts include:

  • Working with legislators to develop legislation related to nursing practice,
  • Utilize in-house and contract lobbyist to influence WNA position on legislation and regulation,
  • Testify at legislative  Committee Hearings,
  • Meet one-on-one with legislators to communicate our position,
  • Monitor State Board of Nursing meetings,
  • Help elect candidates that support nursing through our political action committees WINPAC and ANA-PAC,
  • Sponsor Lobby Days and Legislator Visits,
  • Provide legal counsel to assist in developing legislation

Current Priorities

You can review WNA Priorities for the 2023-2024 Legislative Biennium by going to WNA’s 2023-2024 Public Policy Agenda

WNA’s major priorities for this biennium include

Member Engagement

Members can run for a position on WNA’s Public Policy Council.  Learn more about WNA’s Public Policy Council


The legislative process can be confusing. Here are some resources that can help you get a better sense of what’s going on in Wisconsin:

  1. The short explanation; including what you can do to follow a bill: Follow the Process
  2. The longer explanation; understanding the lawmaking steps in detail: The Legislative Process in Wisconsin

Interested in getting more involved with Wisconsin’s nursing policy and political activism?

Support WNA’s Advocacy efforts  —  Be a contributor to WNA’s Advocacy Fund

Learn more about WNA’s Political Action Committee (WINPAC) here, and fill out this form to indicate your interest: WINPAC Form

Learn more about WNA’s Public Policy Council