Wisconsin Nurses Association: Applauds Sen. Dale Kooyenga for championing nurse workplace violence legislation

Contact: Gina Dennik-Champion
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Workplace Violence Should not be a Part of the Job for a Nurse

There is a saying …“Save a life you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives and you’re a nurse.”
Workplace violence should not be a part of the job for a nurse. However, the reality we likely have all seen depicted in the news recently shows otherwise. The Wisconsin Nurses Association and over 1,000 nurses are heading to the Wisconsin State Capitol today to meet with Wisconsin’s elected officials of the State Assembly and State Senate. One of the priority issues for Wisconsin’s nursing profession is enacting policies and laws that can deter and provide consequences for nurse workplace violence.

The Wisconsin Nurses Association is greatly appreciative of State Senator Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) for his support and leadership on nurse workplace violence legislation. Since 1909, the WNA has served as the voice of professional nursing in Wisconsin. The WNA is
committed to advancing the profession for Wisconsin’s 90,000 registered nurses –improving the health of our citzens.

“I am proud to be the author of legislation protecting nurses from workplace violence.
Workplace violence is not part of a nurse’s job.” Stated Wisconsin Senator Dale
Kooyenga (R-Brookfield). “The impact of workplace violence produces both health
and financial consequences. Protecting those who provide care is key.”

“We are truly appreciative of Senator Dale Kooyenga’s support and leadership.”
Stated WNA President Linda Gobis,, MN, RN, JD. “Senator Kooyenga is championing
an issue that nurses throughout Wisconsin have identified as a top priority.”

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