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Email: panurses@psna.org

Who We Are

Leading, advocating, educating, and connecting with registered nurses across the Commonwealth.

PSNA is the respected voice for a tradition of care that serves nearly every Pennsylvania family. We’re trusted by public policy decision makers and the wider medical community because we represent the values of our members with passion and integrity in the public square. PSNA matters to Pennsylvania’s leaders. Our members matter to us.

Our Vision:
Nurses Shaping The Future of Healthcare.

PSNA understands that protecting the interests of nursing professionals and patients is about building and establishing real trust. We don’t play politics with important public policy issues—our goal is to get things done for our members and for the patients we serve. We educate and inform Pennsylvania’s leaders with researched, reasoned information and facts. Most importantly, we help policymakers assess the impact of their policy decisions on the people we serve together. For well over 100 years, we’ve followed this principled, professional path to leadership.

Our Mission:
Leading, advocating, educating, and connecting with registered nurses across the Commonwealth.

  • We build and maintain strong relationships with Pennsylvania’s leaders.
  • We serve Pennsylvania’s nurses with tools that refine and sharpen their knowledge and professional skill.
  • We connect nurses with timely, relevant educational resources, news, and information.
  • We promote the life-changing calling to the nursing profession and to the communities where we live and work.

1903

Est. Graduate Nurses Association of Penn, Pittsburgh

1926

First official headquarters, Harrisburg

1946

In 1946 PSNA began a movement of the professional organization toward collective bargaining.

1950

In 1950 the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association purchased the property at 2515 North Front Street in Harrisburg for $33,000 and the headquarters and staff moved to the new location in 1951.

1952

Secured first contract governing personnel policies

1972

Financial catastrophe with Tropical Storm Agnes

1985

Headquarters move to 2578 Interstate Dr., Harrisburg

1998

Members divide the association (union, non-union)

1999

Adopted “Leadership and Advocacy for Today’s Nurses”

2003

100-year celebration, Philadelphia

2004

Adopted “The Constant in Your Nursing Career”

2011

Adopted “The Long White Line”

2013

110-year celebration, Philadelphia

2014

Adopted “They Can Hear You Now”

2014

Headquarters move to 3605 Vartan Way, Harrisburg.

2015

NFP, charitable supporting organization to PSNA, acquired Seal of Accreditation for Standards of Excellence from PANO

2016

Adopted “Nurses Shaping the Future of Healthcare”

2017

Members vote to move from district networking model to digital networking model

Leading + advocating + educating + connecting
THAT’S WHAT WE DO!

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