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CDC Updates on Zika Virus

CDC Updates on Zika Virus

The CDC released several updates on Zika virus disease last week. We have summarized the main points. Follow the links to read the full guidelines. More »

NNU Statement on the ANA endorsement of Hillary Clinton

NNU Statement on the ANA endorsement of Hillary Clinton

America’s nurses, including the actual largest organization of U.S. nurses, National Nurses United, overwhelmingly support Bernie Sanders for President. More »

OSHA’s New Severe Injury Reporting Requirement: One Year In

OSHA’s New Severe Injury Reporting Requirement: One Year In

Last week, OSHA published a report on severe injuries reported in 2015. A new recordkeeping requirement went into effect January 1, 2015, requiring employers to report all work-related amputations and injuries requiring hospitalization to federal OSHA within 24 hours. This was in addition to the long-standing requirement to report all work-related fatalities to OSHA within 8 hours. More »

Update on Zika Virus Research

Update on Zika Virus Research

The international scientific community is working hard to gather information and to better understand the information we already have about Zika virus and the possible risks for microcephaly/other congenital effects and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). More »

NNU’s RN & Co-President Deborah Burger talks about NLRB trial against Community Health Systems/CHS

NNU’s RN & Co-President Deborah Burger talks about NLRB trial against Community Health Systems/CHS

RN and Co-President of National Nurses United Deborah Burger talks about the National Labor Relations Board trial against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems/CHS, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain. More »

National Nurses United RN’s are working hard for Bernie Sanders

National Nurses United RN’s are working hard for Bernie Sanders

Nurse Talk Radio caught up with RN and Activist Martese Chism in South Carolina. More »

RN DeAnn McEwen talks about the Zika Virus

RN DeAnn McEwen talks about the Zika Virus

What you need to know about the Zika Virus. RN and Nurse Practice Safety Specialist for National Nurses United, De Ann McEwen talks about the Zika Virus. More »

CDC Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Patients with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

CDC Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Patients with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

Update February 5, 2016 - Revised guidelines for the Zika virus were released by the CDC today. Learn more how this emerging threat will affect your patients. More »

Basic Information on the Zika Virus

Basic Information on the Zika Virus

Zika is currently locally transmitted in 28 countries and territories in North and South America. The CDC is constantly updating the list of areas affected by the virus. More »

United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the Friedrichs case

United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the Friedrichs case

Today a coalition of advocates from Washington to California gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to warn that a controversial case targeting worker and union rights poses a significant threat to public health, safety and quality of life. More »

32 Hospitals to Pay U.S. to Resolve False Billing Claims

32 Hospitals to Pay U.S. to Resolve False Billing Claims

Thirty-two hospitals located throughout 15 states have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $28 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for minimally-invasive kyphoplasty procedures, the Justice Department announced today. More »

Nurses Speak Out at Cal/OSHA Public Hearing: Urge Speedy Passage of Violence Prevention Regulations

Nurses Speak Out at Cal/OSHA Public Hearing: Urge Speedy Passage of Violence Prevention Regulations

A large contingent of nurses from throughout California, clad in red scrubs, marched through the Capital mall in Sacramento yesterday chanting “Workplace violence on the rise, prevention is our key to survive!” as they made their way to the Cal/OSHA public hearing on workplace violence prevention. Once they arrived at the State Resources Building, the nurses, members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, filled the hearing chambers and lined up at the podium to urge that the Cal/OSHA's Standards Board swiftly adopt the proposed regulations on workplace violence prevention. More »

Single Payer Healthcare Is Not Pie In The Sky

Single Payer Healthcare Is Not Pie In The Sky

Here is this weeks Nurse Talk podcast with Executive Director Of Minnesota Nurses Association, Rose Roach. Great explanation of Single Payer and she starts with saying, "people over profits"! What a concept. We use a "shorter" version of this for social media and broadcasting on Progressive Voices Tune IN all week during shows such as Thom Hartmann, Ed Shultz, Ring of Fire, and more. More »

Nurses join with partner environmental groups to demand climate justice now

Nurses join with partner environmental groups to demand climate justice now

More than 1,200 California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee registered nurses, environmental and healthcare activists, and students on Dec. 3 marched and rallied in Los Angeles to demand that the world’s leaders, now convening in Paris for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, adopt a binding and enforceable climate treaty, commit resources to fund the transformation to clean, renewable energy including a just transition program for those who now work in the fossil fuel industry, and call on wealthy, developed countries to provide resources for the less-developed countries to act on climate, with funding coming from a carbon tax and the Robin Hood tax. More »

A quick look at The Women’s Global Health Leadership Certificate Program

A quick look at The Women’s Global Health Leadership Certificate Program

A quick look at the Women's Global Health Leadership Certificate Program with recent course graduate RN Jana Sui and NNU Education Director Michelle Grisat. More »

Nurses for Bernie community party in Fremont, CA.

Nurses for Bernie community party in Fremont, CA.

Over the past few months, in living rooms & community centers across the country, nurses have been gathering to host parties in support of Bernie Sanders. Nationwide we’ve been coming together to talk about Bernie’s candidacy and brainstorm ways we can help. This past weekend, around 150 nurses and community members came together for a Nurses For Bernie Community Party in Fremont, CA. More »

National Nurses United steadfast support of Bernie Sanders

National Nurses United steadfast support of Bernie Sanders

Nurse Talk News Update---National Nurses United, the nations largest organization of RNs continues its steadfast support of Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders as conference delegates approve endorsement. RN Irma Westmoreland a life long Republican will be casting her ballot for Senator Sanders. More »

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 »

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