End of COVID-19 Emergency Orders and State of Emergency by October 31

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.


Welcome to our Nursing Commission podcasts, our BONcasts. BONcast stands for Board of Nursing podcast. Here you will be able to learn more about specific things we do. Visit and subscribe to our BONcast YouTube channel. 

Episode 3 - WHPS program

Learn about Washington Health Professional Services (WHPS) and the help that is available for nurses struggling with substance use issues. 

    BONcast episode 3 - Washington Health Professional Services

    Episode 3 speakers:

    • John Furman, WHPS Liaison 
    • Kristin Waite-Labott, RN, Guest Speaker


    •   Karl Hoehn, NCQAC Legal Assistant Director 

     Episode 2 - Licensing

    Learn about the ins and outs of licensing nurses in Washington and how licensing protects the public. 

    BONcast episode 2 - Licensing

    Episode 2 speakers:

    • Amber Zawislak, Assistant Director of Licensing
    • Dawn Morrell, RN, BSN, CCRN, Commission Member
    • Lori Underwood, Licensing staff
    • Josh Smoots, Licensing staff


    •   Karl Hoehn, NCQAC Legal Assistant Director 

    Episode 1 - About NCQAC

    Introduction and overview of the Nursing Commission. Includes information about serving on the commission.

    BONcast episode 1 - Introduction to NCQAC

    Episode 1 speakers:

    • Paula Meyer, Executive Director of NCQAC
    • Dr. Laurie Soine, PhD, ARNP, Commission Chair


    •  Karl Hoehn, NCQAC Legal Assistant Director 

    Visit and subscribe to our BONcast YouTube channel.