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.