Full-day pass on May 18 for $150

March 8, 2023

A full-day pass to the Washington State Nurses Convention is available for Thursday, May 18 for $150. This includes two awesome keynote speakers, breakfast, lunch, and a gala dinner/auction. Don’t miss this important gathering in the modern Tacoma Convention Center for nurses to forge a better future. Register now.

Featured speaker Jennifer Magnani

February 21, 2023

Psychiatric patients: Pearls for the bedside nurse

With mental health issues at an all-time high, patients with significant behavioral health symptoms are increasingly in nonpsychiatric settings needing care.

Using patient examples, convention speaker Jenifer Magnani, a licensed social worker, will dive into practical strategies and suggestions for supporting patient mental health recovery and working towards smoother interactions between the patient and the clinical team.

Magnani, MSW, LICSW, is the assistant program director for the Psychiatry Consultation Line run by the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services,

She has been a social worker for over 23 years, and has worked in a number of clinical areas including inpatient, emergency, ambulatory, psychiatry, and home hospice.

Magnani got her masters of Social Work degree at the University of Washington and holds a bachelor of science in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

She previously worked extensively at Harborview Medical Center and Providence Hospice. Magnani is passionate about helping the most difficult-to-serve patients and creating health and social systems that work effectively.

The Psychiatry Consultation Line helps care providers in Washington who are seeking clinical advice regarding adult patients (18+) with mental health and/or substance use disorder.

During the pandemic, the statewide line was expanded to 24/7.

A care provider calls the line at 877-WA-PSYCH (877-927-7924) and, after a short intake with a UW health navigator, is connected to a UW psychiatrist. At the conclusion of the conversation, the UW psychiatrist follows up with de-identified, written documentation of the consultation and recommendations to the caller via email.

Beginning January 23, non-prescribing care providers in Washington may call the line between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

The Psychiatry Consultation Line is funded by the State of Washington and administered by the Washington State Health Care Authority, and is staffed with UW psychiatrists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Spread the word about convention!

February 16, 2023

Are you somebody with the ability to reach a large audience of registered nurses in Washington state? Help spread the word about the 2023 Washington State Nurses Convention on social media!


Download the Spread the word! toolkit - This toolkit includes sample posts, language and imagery for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and email newsletters. Remember to hashtag #wanursecon in all social media posts!


  • Image 01: Washington's only statewide convention dedicated exclusively to nurses and the issues we face.
  • Image 02: Three days of education, inspiration, and celebration.
  • Image 03: "It really made me feel proud to be a nurse and that I was part of a greater community."
  • Image 04: Washington State Nurses Convention
  • Image 05: Rooted in advocacy. Growing in strength.

Leading Through Extraordinary Times

January 23, 2023

“These are extraordinary times and I'm ready to share everything that I've been going through as a leader," writes Ronda Conger about her book "Leading Through Extraordinary Times" on her website. "I will share with you the tips, tricks, and tools that I use during these times; how it has affected my team, my family, my community, and myself. I'm going to share my perspective on leading no matter the times.”

Conger is a featured speaker at the 2023 Washington State Nurses Convention May 17-19 in Tacoma. Register now!

Sleep expert Lois James shares tips for nurses in Handoff podcast

January 18, 2023

What is the ideal interval between nurse shift rotations? Does splitting sleep work? How long is the ideal nap? What’s the difference between a power nap and a restorative nap?

In this 30-minute episode of The Handoff podcast, Lois James, assistant dean of research and associate professor in the WSU College of Nursing, discusses the ways in which the culture of nursing is often in conflict with good sleep habits. She also shares some practical fatigue countermeasures.

James will discuss her latest research on the effects of fatigue among nurses as a featured speaker at the 2023 Washington State Nurses Convention May 17-19 in Tacoma. Register now!

Diane J. Mason hosts HealthCetera in the Catskills podcast

December 12, 2022

Diana J. Mason, a featured speaker at the 2023 Washington State Nurses Convention, is a host for the HealthCetera in the Catskills podcast on WIOX Radio.

HealthCetera is a media platform providing evidence-based news, analysis, and commentary by diverse, dynamic, front-line experts discussing the latest real-world effects of health care and health policy. HealthCetera includes a blog, radio programming, and a podcast.

Mason will speak on elevating your power at the convention May 17-19 in Tacoma. Register now!