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Hundreds of Nurses Join Million Student March

Hundreds of Nurses Join Million Student March

In solidarity with students across the country protesting the outrageous costs and crippling debts of their college educations, more than 800 registered nurses with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee and National Nurses United marched and rallied Nov. 12 with University of California at Berkeley students as part of the Million Student March. More »

Apply now! Scholarships for NNU’s Women’s Global Health Leadership classes.

Apply now! Scholarships for NNU’s Women’s Global Health Leadership classes.

Full-tuition scholarships are available for NNU members interested in building global solidarity with those who share RN values of caring, compassion, and community. To apply for a full-tuition scholarship for a course, please submit a short essay (250 to 500 words) describing how the topic of the course will inform your RN patient advocacy. NNU members may apply for a scholarship for more than one course. A separate essay is required for each course for which an RN seeks a scholarship. More »

Populist Poposals Remind Why Nurses Trust Bernie Sanders to Heal America

Populist Poposals Remind Why Nurses Trust Bernie Sanders to Heal America

In recent days, the Democratic Party establishment has stepped up efforts to freeze the momentum for Sen. Bernie Sanders, pressing Democratic Party office holders, who are also convention super delegates, to get in line and trying to create an impression that the contest is over. More »

RN Martha Kuhl talks with Nurse Talk about Nurses Values and Bernie Sanders

RN Martha Kuhl talks with Nurse Talk about Nurses Values and Bernie Sanders

In August National Nurses United endorsed Bernie Sanders for President. "Bernie Sanders is aligned with 'nurses values". RN, Martha Kuhl talks about the reasons why Senator Sanders is the perfect candidate for healthcare and for our country. More »

College for All – Vote Bernie Sanders

College for All – Vote Bernie Sanders

I don’t know whether to celebrate or cry. Within a few months, I will have finally paid off the very last of my $20,000 worth of student loans for the private nursing school I graduated from in 1995. Yes, you read that right. I’ve been paying off these loans for 20 years and am now 52 years old. But instead of finally focusing on building up my family’s savings and working toward my and my husband’s retirement, we are now facing taking on many thousands of dollars in student loans over the next eight years to put our two sons through college. More »

Providence Memorial RNs, Supporters Hold Protest

Providence Memorial RNs, Supporters Hold Protest

More than 30 Providence RNs came out to rally and leaflet at the protest, educating the public about staffing and equipment needs. Joining them at the rally were RNs from Las Palmas, Del Sol, Sierra and El Paso Children’s Hospital, as well as Senator Jose Rodriguez’s district chief of staff. More »

Florida Medical Center RNs, Supporters Hold Informational Picket

Florida Medical Center RNs, Supporters Hold Informational Picket

Over 80 nurses and community activists came together today at Florida Medical Center (FMC) in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., calling on the hospital to maintain consistent optimum staffing levels and to provide the best possible care for the community. More »

RNs ramp up #Nurses4Bernie—on debate night and beyond!

RNs ramp up #Nurses4Bernie—on debate night and beyond!

Over 200 NNU nurses “painted the town red” in Vegas on Tuesday, for the first Democratic debate. From marching down the strip, in support of Bernie, to cheering along with campaign staff in Bernie’s official watch party—NNU had a significant impact on making it known that Bernie’s values are nurses’ values. More »

When Bernie Promised to #SayHerName #SandraBland

When Bernie Promised to #SayHerName #SandraBland

Social activist Hannah Adair Bonner recently posted an anecdote to her blog about running into Bernie Sanders while she was having lunch with Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland. Sandra, 28, died in police custody after being arrested in July during a traffic stop in Texas. Her tragic death ignited a public outcry on social media and became a critical focus of the #SayHerName and #BlackLivesMatter movements. More »

What. A. Night. In. Vegas.

What. A. Night. In. Vegas.

Thousands of nurses tuned into the first debate for the Democratic presidential nomination and to cheer on our endorsed candidate, Bernie Sanders. Before the big event, more than 200 RNs joined 200 other supporters and marched in Vegas, sending the message to the world that Bernie is the best choice for our country. More »

Guest commentary: It’s time for county to invest in safe patient care

Guest commentary: It’s time for county to invest in safe patient care

Are you proud to call yourself a Contra Costa County resident? Because we are. We are registered nurses who live and work right here in the county, for Contra Costa Health Services. We believe our community, which includes our kids, our families, our neighbors, our co-workers and you, all deserve the very best medical care that our county can provide. More »

It’s Not Just the Cadillac Tax - Volkswagen System of Profiting Off the Sick Must Go Too

It’s Not Just the Cadillac Tax - Volkswagen System of Profiting Off the Sick Must Go Too

To unpack the growing hubbub over the fraudulently named "Cadillac tax" let's lift the covers off the corporate ideology of both the tax and Affordable Care Act it funds, and ask again, why do we continue to cling to a healthcare system premised on profiting off the sick? More »

DeAnn McEwen, RN and Nursing Practice, Health and Safety Specialist, National Nurses United
RN Response Network Mobilizes Volunteer Nurses to Care for Butte Fire and Valley Fire Evacuees

RN Response Network Mobilizes Volunteer Nurses to Care for Butte Fire and Valley Fire Evacuees

As the weekend drew to a close, and California’s devastating wild fires continued to destroy homes and leave tens of thousands of evacuees displaced, National Nurses United’s Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) mobilized teams of volunteer nurses to help provide care for Butte and Valley fire evacuees. More »

Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro Speaks on Sanders’ call to Organized Labor

Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro Speaks on Sanders’ call to Organized Labor

"We are truly in an amazing and transformative time. It’s not a fantasy, it will last for years to come if we are sincerely committed to the change that this campaign, our campaign, with Bernie represents." More »

A Labor Day Story: Union Nurses Making a Difference

A Labor Day Story: Union Nurses Making a Difference

The positive impact of RNs in the public arena can be traced back to the earliest American nurses. These RNs, who included women like Lillian Wald and Lavinia Dock, saw communities in desperate need and poverty—whether it was from poor sanitation, lack of opportunities for children working in sweatshops, or no access to healthcare. To advocate for their patients’ health, these nurses understood that they needed to advocate for social reform on a broader level; many early 20th century RNs were deeply involved in social movements. Wald and Dock were representative of nurses who expanded the role of RNs in advocating on behalf of the public interest by speaking out on issues such as women's suffrage, child labor law protections, and union and worker's rights. More »

Higher Power: Joining with Pope Francis in the fight for healthcare justice

Higher Power: Joining with Pope Francis in the fight for healthcare justice

Imagine if the tens of millions of nurses in the world start working actively together with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, 16 percent of the planet’s population, on confronting the health consequences of climate change and environmental degradation. And, jointly pressing all nations – including the most recalcitrant, our own – to accept healthcare as a fundamental human right. More »

Help RNs Hold St. Joseph Health System CEO Accountable For Change

Help RNs Hold St. Joseph Health System CEO Accountable For Change

The registered nurses of St. Joseph Health System have recently released a new report, “Falling From Grace,” on ethical and patient care concerns at SJH hospitals. More »

America celebrates 50 years of Medicare:  Parties, pies, and a rallying cry for change

America celebrates 50 years of Medicare:  Parties, pies, and a rallying cry for change

On July 30, nurses, seniors, elected official, healthcare activists, and more—threw a huge cross-country, 25-city celebration of Medicare’s 50th birthday. Under the rallying cry “Protect! Improve! Expand!” (PIE), it’s no wonder birthday cake gave way to pie on this landmark day, where community fun mixed with moving testimony on Medicare’s role in making healthcare a human right. More »

A Decade After Katrina, RNs Reflect on What We’ve Learned and Refuse to Learn

A Decade After Katrina, RNs Reflect on What We’ve Learned and Refuse to Learn

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction along the Gulf Coast, registered nurse volunteers with the disaster relief program, Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), which sent hundreds of RN volunteers to provide disaster relief to the region in the wake of the deadly storm, say that critical lessons which exacerbated the 2005 crisis – global climate change, our lack of a national healthcare system, and failure to invest in public resources and infrastructure – have still not been learned. More »

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