Mission & Goals

Our Mission

The King County Nurses Association (KCNA) is a professional organization of registered nurses, committed to supporting members in education, advocacy, and community service.

Core Values

Core values are the principles that guide our actions, our interactions, and our decision making withing the KCNA organization. KCNA strives for excellence in service to its members and the community. These core values are indicators of excellence.

Collaboration means building positive working relationships within the nursing profession and within the community of King County.

Compassion is holistic, respecting dignity, walking in others' shoes, shared decision-making.

Innovation is a commitment to new ideas and flexibility.

Social Justice is awareness of mitigation of bias and inequities, balanced consideration of the needs of "all" with the needs of the "individual", fairness, public discourse.

Strategic Plan for 2017-2021

Vision:  Improve the health and well-being of the community


•Foster community engagement of members through continuing education and development opportunities

•Promote health and reduction in health disparities through collaborations with community groups

•Maintain stewardship of resources through improved operational efficiency

History and Membership

Founded in 1903, KCNA is the largest of 26 district organizations serving registered nurses through the Washington State Nurses Association. Membership averages 4,600 RNs, representing all areas of practice, education, and health care delivery systems.

For More Information

KCNA Advocate, the official publication of the association, details health care and nursing issues, promotes association activities, and provides networking opportunities. For information about becoming involved in KCNA, contact the office by phone (206)545-0603 or email.