State nurses associations across the country have come together to form the National Federation of Nurses. The Washington State Nurses Association, in addition to state nurses groups in Montana, New Jersey, New York and Oregon, make up the new organization, which represents 70,000 registered nurses. The federation was announced at the Oregon Nurses Association annual convention in Portland. Kim Armstrong, a registered nurse who is president of the Washington association, will serve as secretary of the new federation. Governance will be conducted collaboratively among member state groups, which will maintain their sovereignty. The new group will focus on issues that affect nurses and quality of patient care on the national level. The national organization will provide nurses with a powerful platform for having their voices heard, the Washington nurses said in a written statement.
Late News: Several state groups forming National Federation of Nurses
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