Incoming Executive Director, WSNA
Sally Watkins, PhD, RN, has recently been appointed Executive Director of the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA). Dr. Watkins has been with CHI-Franciscan Health as Administrative Director, Clinical Resource Management, where she provided consulting expertise and education to support enterprise-wide operational improvement opportunities. She has also served as a Pro Tem member of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. She held the position of Assistant Executive Director Nursing Practice, Education, and Research of WSNA from 2007-2014. Dr. Watkins has a rich background in nursing including staff nurse, head nurse, educator, and administrator. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Union Institute & University, a Master of Science from the University of Utah College of Nursing, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas System School of Nursing. Watkins is a graduate of the Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.