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Death of First Ebola Patient Heightens Concern - Latest Survey Results from 1,700 RNs in 35 States

Death of First Ebola Patient Heightens Concern - Latest Survey Results from 1,700 RNs in 35 States

One week after the confirmation of the first patient in the U.S. infected with the Ebola virus, registered nurses who would be among the first to respond and interact with patients possibly infected still say their hospitals are lagging, according to survey responses from more than 1,700 registered nurses across the U.S. —National Nurses United, 10/08/14 More »

Nurses Hold Die-In to Highlight Urgent Need for More Preparedness to Prevent Spread of Ebola

Nurses Hold Die-In to Highlight Urgent Need for More Preparedness to Prevent Spread of Ebola

More than 1,000 U.S. RNs, joined by nurses and other health workers from around the world, held a die-in on the strip in Las Vegas Wednesday emphatically ask – are we doing enough to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent the spread of similar pandemics in communities in the U.S. and other nations? —California Nurses Association, 09/24/14 More »

1,000 Nurses to Highlight Threat to Public Safety from Ebola In Major Las Vegas Action Wednesday

1,000 Nurses to Highlight Threat to Public Safety from Ebola In Major Las Vegas Action Wednesday

More than 1,000 U.S. RNs, joined by nurses and other health workers from around the world, will hold an action in Las Vegas today, September 24, to voice a growing concern – are we doing enough to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent the spread of similar pandemics in communities in the U.S. and other nations? —California Nurses Association, 09/24/14 More »

Nurses Arrange Huge Donation of 1,000 Hazmat Suits For RNs, Health Workers Fighting Ebola

Nurses Arrange Huge Donation of 1,000 Hazmat Suits For RNs, Health Workers Fighting Ebola

National Nurses United today announced that it has received a major donation from Kappler Incorporated, an Alabama-based garment manufacturer, of 1,000 Hazmat special protective suits for embattled nurses, doctors, and other health workers heroically fighting to stem the Ebola crisis in West Africa. —National Nurses United, 09/17/14 More »

Nurses, Healthcare Workers in 11 Countries Mark ‘Nurses Week’

Nurses, Healthcare Workers in 11 Countries Mark ‘Nurses Week’

Leading nurse and healthcare union organizations in 11 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe are holding coordinated actions marking international “Nurses Week” with a call to step up efforts to promote patient safety, protect health care services, and ensure access to health care for all with a common theme of “Health Care is a Human Right.” —Global Nurses United, 05/11/14 More »

Fifth Team of Registered Nurses Returns from the Philippines

Fifth Team of Registered Nurses Returns from the Philippines

This week the fifth team of registered nurses, part of the Registered Nurse Response Network, are returning from the Philippines after providing basic medical care at a city health clinic in Roxas City, near the northern end of the island of Panay which was in the direct path of the storm. The team includes RNs from New York, Minnesota, Texas, and California. They are among the 3,000 RNs from all 50 states and 19 nations who volunteered in the days after the deadly storm to assist with the relief project for Haiyan/Yolanda. More »

Third National Nurses Group to Deploy to Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort

Third National Nurses Group to Deploy to Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort

As many American families prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, a number of registered nurses are offering their own gift of healing for the holidays – by volunteering to deploy to the Philippines to provide medical support for those affected by the Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. —RN Response Network / NNU, 11/26/13 More »

3,000 Nurses Volunteer for Philippines Relief Effort with National RN Group

3,000 Nurses Volunteer for Philippines Relief Effort with National RN Group

As holiday ornaments go up and family feasts are planned, registered nurses are making tentative plans to spend part of the holiday season in the Philippines, providing medical support in the wake of the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda as part of the relief effort organized by National Nurses United’s Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN). —RN Response Network / NNU, 11/21/13 More »

National Nurses Group Sends First Team to Philippines

National Nurses Group Sends First Team to Philippines

The Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) will hold a media availability at San Francisco International Airport, Thursday at 5:00 p.m. with the first team of nurses with previous disaster assessment experience who are heading to Manila later that evening. Overwhelming response by RNs--1,500 50 states and 12 nations sign up. More »

Nurses, Healthcare Workers in 13 Countries Join Global Day of Action for a Healthy Economy

Nurses, Healthcare Workers in 13 Countries Join Global Day of Action for a Healthy Economy

NEW YORK, Sept. 17--Leading nurse and healthcare union organizations in 13 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe are holding coordinated actions Tuesday, September 17 to escalate the call to stop the harmful effects of austerity measures, privatization, and cuts in health care services that they say are putting people and communities at risk, and call for safer nursing care. —Global Nurses United, 09/16/13 More »

Anna Deavere Smith—of Nurse Jackie— to Perform in Chicago on Nation’s Healthcare Crisis

Anna Deavere Smith—of Nurse Jackie— to Perform in Chicago on Nation’s Healthcare Crisis

The critically acclaimed actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, who portrays a nurse on the Emmy award winning Showtime dark comedy Nurse Jackie, will perform Tell Us Where It Hurts, America’s Nurses are Listening, a theatrical piece written for an estimated international audience of more than 1,000 nurses. This unique performance is derived from real-life stories of nurses and their patients gathered by the members of National Nurses United (NNU). —NNU Press Release, 05/15/12 More »