WNA & Nursing News

  • Public Hearing on AB 1 – Assembly Republication COVID Relief Package

    The below written testimony was provided in advance of the Wisconsin Assembly meeting to discuss the Assembly Republican COVID-19 package. The public hearing was held on Tuesday, January 5th at 11:00 am.  To obtain a printable PDF of the written testimony, please click here. On behalf of the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) I want to […]

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  • Introducing WNA Public Policy Agenda for the 2021-2022 Legislative Biennium

    The 2021-2022 Public Policy Agenda defines the legislative priorities for WNA. The “Agenda” supports the development of legislation that WNA would like introduced this year.  It also provides guidance to the WNA Public Policy Council in reviewing and taking a position on proposed legislation.  WNA’s Public Policy Council developed the “Agenda” and forwarded it to […]

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  • Board of Nursing Update

    The Wisconsin Board of Nursing voted to submit their Administrative Rule changes to the Governor The Board of Nursing held a public hearing yesterday, December 10, 2020  on their proposed Administrative Rule change CR 20-069.  The proposed rules addressed granting the Board of Nursing authority to issue emergency orders in response to  emergency health related […]

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  • COVID-19: Updates on Therapeutics and Vaccines in Wisconsin

    Please join the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Medical Society, and Wisconsin Nurses Association as they co-host an informational webinar on the COVID-19 vaccines; the Wisconsin vaccine enrollment and distribution plan; CDC’s Vaccinate with Confidence strategic framework; and the emergency use authorized monoclonal antibodies. This webinar is intended for practitioners Click here to learn more […]

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  • Giving Tuesday and Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin

    Each year, the Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin supports Registered Nurses who are seeking additional formal education by providing educational scholarships and promoting the value of nursing’s contributions through research grant awards. Those nurses are incredibly thankful for the opportunity your generosity affords them, and we are thankful for their continued dedication to the profession. During this season […]

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  • Wisconsin Nursing Organizations Issue Message to The Public About Importance Of Wearing Masks

    The Nurses of Wisconsin is a group of nursing associations[1] that have come together to inform the public about the importance of wearing masks. Wisconsin’s hospitals have less than 10 percent of beds available to provide care[2].  Patients in Wisconsin are receiving extensive nursing care for treatment of their COVID diagnosis and\or significant complications related […]

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  • Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector

    There is an imminent and increased cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released an advisory along with the FBI and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about this #ransomware threat that uses Trickbot and Ryuk malware. Please click HERE to learn how to mitigate your risk.

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  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services issues update on Field Hospital admission protocols

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services issues update on admission protocols for patients to be admitted to West Allis Alternate Care Facility (Field Hospital) The West Allis “Field Hospital” is being managed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and not the WI National Guard as we had indicated on WKOW TV.  The last report has […]

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  • Gov. Evers Directs Department of Health Services to Limit Indoor Public Gatherings

    MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy. See full the order and list of exemptions here. This directive is effective at 8 a.m. on Oct. 8, […]

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  • Governor Evers Reinstates the Nursing Workforce Related Administrative Rules found in Executive Order #16

    Governor Evers has issued Emergency Order 2​, which contains provisions related to licensed health care professionals in response to the surge in COVID throughout Wisconsin. The Governor has learned about the shortage of health care providers including nurses.  The shortage is impacting the hospitals and other facilities is responding to the surge in COVID throughout Wisconsin […]

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