Rainier Olympic Nurses Association

Join us for an evening of laughter and celebration as we honor our Nurse of the Year and scholarship recipients.

Saturday, May 6, 2023 5-7:30pm

Event will also include a gift basket raffle to raise money for scholarships.

New Location: Lakewood Elks Lodge | 6313 75th St. W. Lakewood, WA 98499

Heavy hors d’oeurves provided and a no-host bar. No table registrations but organizations can purchase tickets in bulk for nurses. If you have any questions, we can be reached by phone at 253-572-7337 or email at office@rainierolympicnurses.org.

2023 Nurse of the Year – Kimberly DuBore, BSN, RN

We are thrilled to announce Kimberly DuBore, BSN, RN as our 2023 Nurse of the Year. Kimberly was nominated by her peers for her passion in advancing her practice, exceptional patient care, and support of fellow nurses and future nurses.

Join us in celebrating Kimberly at our Nurses Week Celebration & Annual Meeting. Learn more at here.

Rainier Olympic Nurses Association is bringing the Picture of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection to the WSNA Convention May 17th to 19th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

“The Postcard is a fleeting art form influenced by popular ideas and fashions in visual style. Nurses and nursing
have been frequent subjects for over one hundred years. In fact, no other art form has illustrated the nursing profession so profusely and in such variety. These images of nurses and nursing are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences. Pictures of Nursing investigates the hold these images exert on the public imagination — then and now.”

The exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, May 19th from 1-2pm.

Regions Education Event – Recording Available

Book Discussion Recording Available

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Name Change Finalized

In October 2021, we received notification that our name change was processed by the IRS. This was the final step in officially changing our name.

On September 12, 2020 at a Special Membership Meeting, the bylaws measure to change the name of the association from Pierce County Nurses Association to Rainier Olympic Nurses Association passed with over 2/3 of the members present voting in favor of the name change. Later that month, we received confirmation from the WA State Secretary of State office that our name change is official. Since then, we’ve moved ahead with rebranding as Rainier Olympic Nurses Association.

Rainier Olympic Nurses Association reflects our expanded region that now spans Pierce, Grays Harbor, Thurston, Mason, Kitsap, Jefferson & Callam counties.

Integration Background

On December 6, 2018, the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) reorganized the boundaries of its regional professional organizations. As a result, Pierce County Nurses Association (PCNA)’s boundaries expanded to cover Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties. All WSNA members who live or work in these counties now have access to all PCNA programs, activities and events.

For more than 110 years, PCNA has been an active, vibrant professional organization serving nurses in Pierce County. PCNA seeks to provide community engagement and professional development opportunities for members living across the Olympic Peninsula as well as in Pierce County.

In 2020, our membership voted to change our name to Rainier Olympic Nurses Association to more accurately reflect our expanded area and membership.

We want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions about the integration. Email us at office@rainierolympicnurses.org