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Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN

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.

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WSNA - Sally Watkins named new Executive Director of Washington State Nurses Association - Jan. 25, 2017