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The Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON) protects the public's health and safety by regulating the competency and quality of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners and nursing technicians. The purpose of WABON includes establishing, monitoring and enforcing licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms, and discipline.

Legislative Priorities

Download the Washington State Board of Nursing Legislative Priorities (PDF)

Relevant Statutes

NCQAC establishment
RCW 18.79.110 Commission - Duties and powers - Rules - Successor to boards

Nursing Care
RCW Chapter 18.79

Relevant Rules

Nursing Care and Regulation of Health Professions
Chapter 246-840 WA