Advocacy Camp 2020

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Jan 27, 2020, 8:00am–12:30pm Save to your calendar (.ics file)

Hotel RL
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

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The goal of WSNA’s 2020 Advocacy Camp is to educate nurses, nursing faculty, and nursing students about the legislative process and about how to effectively advocate for nurses and patients when meeting with legislators.

Sofia Aragon and Tami Green

Executive Director of Washington Center for Nursing Sofia Aragon and past Washington State Rep. Tami Green at Advocacy Camp 2019.

Advocacy Camp 2020 will take place at the Red Lion Hotel in Tumwater, where participants will be seated at roundtables to foster a collaborative learning environment. The agenda will feature speakers focused on legislative advocacy, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson will give the keynote address. A panel of legislators and legislative assistants will be invited to join us at lunch to give their thoughts on advocacy and the 2020 legislative session.


This popular event attracts several hundred nurses and nursing students from across the state every year.

This event is for nursing schools, students and WSNA members.


7:30 – 8 a.m.Registration
8 – 8:10 a.m.WelcomeTravis Elmore, BSN, RN
8:10 – 8:30 a.m.Legislative Lay of the LandJennifer Muhm, MPA
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Legislator Analysis: Understanding Your Elected OfficialsScott Palmer, MAIS
9:30 – 10 a.m.Learning ActivityScott Palmer, MAIS
10 – 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 – 11 a.m.Using Your Voice: How to Be an Effective AdvocateJennifer Muhm, MPA
11 – 11:30 a.m.Learning ActivityJennifer Muhm, MPA
11:30 – noonKeynote Speaker: Attorney GeneralBob Ferguson, JD
Noon – 12:15 p.m.Wrap up
12:15 p.m.Lunch
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Additional educational opportunities

The 2020 Advocacy Camp program officially ends following lunch at 12:30. School leaders may independently arrange for additional educational opportunities at the State Capitol.

Register now!

Nurses and students registering on their own should use the "Individual Registration" option.

Schools who are registering and paying for groups of students should use the "Group Registration" option.

Group Registration


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Hotel RL
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502