The NNOC Program
Direct-Care Nurse Control
- An elected, all direct-care nurse board of directors will set policy for the NNOC.
- Each NNOC organization will have proportional representation on the NNOC Board of Directors.
- CNA will share its resources, experience and expertise to help expand the national movement, and support new members.
Collective Bargaining and Effective Professional Representation
- Improved contracts with better salaries
- Enhanced patient care conditions
- Retirement security
- Protection and expansion of health benefits
- An end to workplace abuses such as mandatory overtime and unsafe floating
A Direct-Care Nurse Voice in the Legislature and Regulatory Arena
- State and national RN-to-patient staffing ratio legislation modeled after the landmark California law.
- An assertive voice in every state to challenge industry attempts to restructure patient-care delivery and erode RN professional practice.
- State and national legislation to ban mandatory overtime.
- Restoring a healthcare system that is based on public health and patient need, not on corporate profits.
- Genuine national healthcare reform premised on universal coverage and a single standard of care for all.
Nursing Practice and Effective Collective Patient Advocacy
- Action-oriented education to bring a genuine patient advocacy, direct-care RN voice to patient protection initiatives in all arenas and practice settings.
- Promotion of excellence in nursing practice and protection of RN scope of practice.
- Recognition that RN working conditions are closely entwined with standards of care and patient advocacy.
Building RN Power through New Organizing
- Aggressive campaigns in every state to organize all non-union RNs, to protect contract standards, and improve conditions for all RNs and patients.
A National Network of Direct-Care RNs, Supported by CNA's Experience and Expertise to:
- Improve RN workplace standards through collective bargaining to assure RNs have compensation that recognizes professional skills, and a retirement that provides dignity for our families after a lifetime of caring for others.
- Secure passage of state and national legislation for RN staffing ratios and other basic protections for RNs and patients, and meaningful healthcare reform based on a single standard of care for all.
- Block hospital industry efforts to undermine RN professional practice in legislatures, regulatory agencies, boards of nursing and at the bedside.
- Receive assistance to organize your colleagues at your hospital and other acute-care hospitals in your area to help protect the profession, and make a difference for yourselves and your patients.
National Nurses Organizing Committee
2000 Franklin Street
Oakland CA 94612