As the providers who spend the most time with patients, nurses represent a powerhouse of skills and knowledge at the ready to advance equitable health care for all.

Since the 1920s, the Pacific Northwest has been responding to global and local health quality and access issues with nurses at the center, including legendary leaders like UW School of Nursing founder Elizabeth Soule, early influencer Dolores Little and trailblazer Frances Terry.

Continuing today with leaders like legislator Eileen Cody and Microsoft’s chief nursing officer Molly McCarthy, nurses continue to spearhead solutions. Their innovative work includes maximizing technology to both simplify and improve care.

Through evidence-based research, data and technology, and by expanding the effectiveness of cross-disciplinary and holistic care, nurses transform systems and lives — across the public and private sectors, locally and around the world.