Legislative & Regulatory Agenda 2023 – 2024 Biennium

Wisconsin Nurses Association

Legislative & Regulatory Agenda

2023 – 2024 Biennium

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WNA – Vision – To be a true catalyst for transforming health care through advancing the nursing profession

WNA – Mission – To be the voice and principal advocate for the nursing profession grounded in our core values

WNA – Core Values – Service-focused, Innovative, Data Driven, Impactful, Inclusive and Integrity

WNA Public Policy – Guiding Principles:

  • WNA and its members are the collective and collaborative voice to advocate for access to equitable, comprehensive, and coordinated healthcare, nursing continuing professional development, and optimal workforce conditions.
  • Registered and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses are critical to achieving the goals of improving healthcare delivery and population health in Wisconsin.
  • Strong interprofessional partnerships promote the health of the public and address health disparities

WNA Public Policy Priorities:

  • Access – Advocate for policies that…
  • Increase Wisconsinite’s access to equitable, economical, safe, quality, ethical, and innovative healthcare for all utilizing an educated and competent nursing and healthcare workforce.
  • Increase patient access to care through the passage of the APRN Modernization Act resulting in full practice authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN).
  • Education – Advocate for policies that…
    • Increase educational opportunities that support the growth of a future nursing workforce.
    • Address barriers and needed resources to increase the number of nurse educators.
    • Incentivize the role of nursing student preceptors resulting in rich clinical experiences.
  • Nursing Practice & Workforce – Advocate for policies that…
    • Reinforce public health infrastructure and programs to promote prevention, health promotion, and response to public health emergencies, while also addressing health disparities.
    • Address the nurse workforce shortage in Wisconsin utilizing current data on recruitment, retention, and job satisfaction of nurses currently in practice.
  • Promote safe practice and care delivery environments for nurses and patients, including protections for workplace violence.