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April 2018 Newsletter

March 23rd was our latest Board of Directors meeting, held in Seattle at the WSHA offices. We have new book recommendations as a result! Our board members have great taste – check out all the suggestions at
Board of Directors meeting photo
NWone News
Inspiring a Safety Culture

Last Chance at our Early Bird rates – they end this Friday, April 13th.

We’re 3/4 full and will definitely sell out – if you don’t want to miss out, you can register today on the website.

Date: May 16-17 (plus our Advisory Council, Board Meeting, and CNO Mix & Mingle on the 15th)

Place: Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington

News You Can Use from Around the Web

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing recently launched a new version of the NLC that requires federal finger-prints and background checks easing the way for reduced “red-tape” for travel nurses.

The AMN Healthcare and The Center for Advancement of Healthcare Professionals collaborated with B.E. Smith on a 2017 online survey of CNO’s perception of the shortage of nursing and the impact on patient care and staff moral.

Empowering and Involving front line nurses can create innovative solutions, higher quality outcomes and improved culture of safety for the organization.

Giving nurses a voice, leadership rounding, transparent communication, Recognize results and Celebrate the wins!  Quick tips to keep nurses engaged:

AWHONN 2018 Spring Conference in Renton, Washington on The New Normal: Caring for Obstetric Patients with Mental Health Challenges & Maternal Obesity Risk
Register at:

Regional Council Updates

March and April meetings:

  • Portland Council had Mandy Davis from PSU speak on Trauma Informed Care
  • South Central Washington had Kit Hoffman, PsyD speak on Building Resilience to Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Vicarious Trauma
  • SE Washington also met March 23rd at St. Luke’s
  • NW Washington met April 6th with new chair Cindy Hollinsworth!

Upcoming Events:

  • Eastern Oregon – April 13th in Hermiston
  • Seattle – April 24th at the SCCA
  • Portland – May 11th at the Legacy System Office

Join a Commission
This is also the first year of the new commission structure which now include the DEVELOPMENT commission and the LEADERSHIP commission – if you’d like to participate in either, contact Marcy at

  • The Development Commission Co-Chairs are Mady Murrey (CNO, Seattle Children’s Hospital) and Katie Beam (Director, Legacy Emanuel). Together with the Commission members, they focus on education and membership. This includes a sub-committee working on conference planning.

  • The Leadership Commission Co-Chairs are Kelly Espinoza (CNO, Legacy Salmon Creek) and Cindi Warburton (FNP, Providence Medical Group). The focus of this commission is healthcare policy, representing both Oregon and Washington, and nursing practice.


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