Welcome to the Kansas State Nurses Association!
The Kansas State Nurses Association has been in existence for over one hundred years, and is the only full-service professional organization representing Kansas’ 50,000-plus registered nurses. Key program areas of the association include legislation and governmental affairs, accreditation and provision of continuing nursing education, professional development and supporting nursing practice and research.
To protect and enhance registered professional nursing practice in all environments to assure quality, affordable and accessible health care for people in Kansas.
To Provide a Unified Voice for Nursing in Kansas.
- To advocate for the quality and safe health standards in the work environment and the availability of health care services for all people
- Maintain a Code of Ethics among nurses
- Elevate high standards of nursing practice and education that fosters safe care
- Advocate for safe workplace standards
- Promote the professional development, educational and economic advancement of nurses and their professional economic welfare
- These purposes shall be unrestricted by age, color, creed, disability, gender, health status, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Event availability is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.
Your Kansas State Nurses Association membership not only shows your commitment to your profession and the welfare of your patients, it also shows your commitment to yourself as a professional. We realize that as a registered nurse, you work hard to provide quality care to your patients. As a member of the Kansas State Nurses Association, you also strive to improve the value and level of recognition of registered nurses.
Because so much depends on you, Kansas State Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association have gathered a variety of benefits to help make your personal and professional life a little easier. How? By developing benefits that save you time and money.
The Kansas State Nurses Association closely monitors important legislation and very often supplies testimony or expert insight into issues of concern to nurses for federal, state and local government, ensuring that nurses are adequately and effectively represented. Each member helps to make the association a more powerful political advocate by lending his or her voice to the advancement, protection and promotion of the nursing profession.
In the beginning of 2013, several state nurses associations (SNAs) formed a collaborative, namely the Midwest Multistate Division (Midwest MSD), with the goal of promoting efficiencies and growth. The Midwest MSD provides unified tools and technologies and streamlined resources, while taking advantage of ANA capabilities and resources in order to strengthen each SNA.
The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver and provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA).
Kansas Nurses Foundation
Since its inception, the Kansas Nurses Foundation has been about the business of raising dollars to begin establishing endowment monies to support activities. Building that nest egg has been a slow but steady process. To date, donations received have provided seed money for foundation activities and awards.
The MISSION of the Kansas Nurses Foundation is to advance the nursing profession by supporting the career development of Kansas nurses.
Kansas Nurse Submissions
The Kansas Nurse is the official publication of the Kansas State Nurses Association. The purpose of The Kansas Nurse is to disseminate information regarding policies, positions and activities of the association and to provide a forum for discussion of nursing issues relevant to its members.
Submissions are accepted year round. All submissions will be reviewed and submission does not guarantee publication.
A tribute to any Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse for their years of service; to be presented during the nurse’s funeral by a nurse colleague or friend. Nursing is a calling, a way of life. Nursing is a service profession that cannot be lived in isolation. Nurses rely on each other for the synergistic effect of teamwork in our efforts of care giving. It is appropriate that we honor our colleagues not only during their career, but also at the end of life’s journey. See the Nightingale Tribute brochure for more information.
As a nurse and KSNA/ANA member, you are committed to providing superior care to your patients. It is your passion, and you invest all of your energy in your work. But who is taking care of you while you take care of others? Through ANA’s Personal Benefits, we are here to help with six important programs that every nurse must consider: Professional Liability Insurance; Term Life/AD&D Insurance; Student Loan Refinancing; Financial Wellness; Travel Discounts; and Long-Term Care Insurance.
KSNA is also proud to offer member-only benefits from the following companies:
As a new college graduate…
As a new college graduate, my father advised me to become involved in my chosen profession and that there would be opportunities missed if my being involved were not “all or nothing.”
His advice led me to being involved professionally as a nurse. I am proud to say that KSNA has given me to the means to follow my father’s advice. It has been an honor to serve my profession as a member of KSNA.
KSNA Executive Director, Kelly Sommers is located in Topkea, KS
Due to KSNA having a virtual office in Kansas,
our mail is processed via the Midwest Multistate Division (MW MSD)
and then forwarded to the appropriate recipient.
Kansas State Nurses Association
c/o Midwest Multistate Division
3340 American Ave., Suite F
Jefferson City, MO 65109