WNA & Nursing News

  • WNA Presents Friends of Nursing Award to Senator Devin LeMahieu (Senate District 9)

    (Madison, WI) – The Wisconsin Nurses Association today presented Senator Devin LeMahieu of the 9th Senate District, Oostburg the 2018 WNA “Friend of Nursing” Award.  LeMahieu was the lead sponsor of this biennium’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Modernization Act Legislation, SB 497. The proposed legislation created licensure for the four categories of advanced practice registered […]

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  • WNA Co-Leads Symposium to Address Hypertension in Wisconsin

    On May 30, 2018, WNA collaborated with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health and others in planning and offering a one-day symposium to discuss and offer strategies for reducing the prevalence of hypertension in Wisconsin. The morning consisted of presentations by national and state-level leaders. These were followed by […]

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  • WNA Friends of Nursing Award Recipients

    WNA Announces Friends of Nursing Award Recipients: Senator Devin LeMahieu (9th ) and Representative Mike Rohrkaste (55th )

    For Immediate Release April 27, 2018 Contact: Gina Dennik-Champion Executive Director Wisconsin Nurses Association 608-228-3300 or gina@wisconsinnures.org   (Madison, WI) – The Wisconsin Nurses Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 WNA “Friend of Nursing” Award.  The two awardees are state legislators Senator Devin LeMahieu of the 9th Senate District, Oostburg and […]

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  • WNA provides testimony opposing proposed Worker’s Compensation Bill. Describes role of nurses.

    Testimony SB 665 – Worker’s CompensationWNA testified against Worker’s Compensation fee schedule bill. WNA APRN Forum Board member, Kim Day, and Gina Dennik-Champion, were among many health care provider associations, on Feb. 14, 2018 to share their opposition to Senate Bill 665, which is the “agreed-to bill” from the state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC). […]

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  • Nurses Most Honest and Ethical Profession 16th Year in a Row

    Nurses Maintain #1 Ranking as Most Honest and Ethical Profession

    For the 16th consecutive year, the American public has ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released today. The annual poll has ranked nurses as the most honest and ethical out of a wide spectrum of professions, including pharmacists and grade school teachers. “Nurses provide much more […]

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  • Take the survey!

    Please Participate in WNA’s Survey of Patient/Family/Visitor Violence in the Workplace

    WNA is interested in the issue of workplace violence against nurses and what our role is in addressing the issue. That’s why WNA’s Workforce Advocacy Council has partnered with UW – Eau Claire College of Nursing to develop a survey that addresses patient, family, and/or visitor violence toward nurses. The initial results of the survey will be […]

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  • Newly enacted legislation allows for APNPs to order without physician co-signature

    An old Medicaid statute; Chapter 49.46 was amended and signed by Governor Walker on November 30, 2017.  The legislation was amended to allow for APNPs to order for the Medicaid patients without a physician co-signature. 2017 Wisconsin Act 119 specifies that certain services may be covered by the Medical Assistance program if prescribed or ordered […]

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  • Gov. Walker signing the eNLC

    Governor Walker signs the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Bill December 11

    Senate Bill 417 was passed by the Assembly and Senate during the week of October 30.  It was presented to the governor to sign into law, which will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017, in Platteville. Thanks to all who contacted their legislator asking for their support! View the complete enacted bill, Wisconsin Act […]

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  • Future Nurse Leader Award

    Fall 2017 Future Nursing Leader Awards

    This month, the Mentorship Committee selected 5 recipients of the WNA Future Nursing Leader Award. The award recognizes outstanding students who embody the ethics and values of nursing and exemplary leadership qualities. It is given out twice a year to graduating prelicensure students from the Spring and Fall semesters at the pinning ceremonies. Winners receive […]

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