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National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United adds its voice to Americans across the political spectrum who are appalled at the shootings this week in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. —National Nurses United, 07/12/16 More »

NNU Nurse Speaks at Release of New GAO Report on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

NNU Nurse Speaks at Release of New GAO Report on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

Today, National Nurses United joined members of Congress to speak out at a Washington, DC press conference unveiling findings from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s new report on workplace violence prevention in healthcare. —National Nurses United, 04/14/16 More »

With Sanders Winning Three States on Super Tuesday, Nurses Endorse Call for 50 Strategy

With Sanders Winning Three States on Super Tuesday, Nurses Endorse Call for 50 Strategy

On the heels of a Super Tuesday election in which Sen. Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton 3-2 in states that voted Democratic in the last two general elections, National Nurses United, the first national organization to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders, heartily endorsed Sanders pledge made to voters and the media to carry the message of his campaign to voters in all 50 states. —National Nurses United, 03/02/16 More »

Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All

Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All

National Nurses United today enthusiastically welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new plan for achieving the dream of countless Americans for nearly a century – healthcare coverage for everyone. —National Nurses United, 01/18/16 More »

Nurses Launch National #BernieBus Tour in Nevada

Nurses Launch National #BernieBus Tour in Nevada

‘The Most Trusted Profession Trusts Bernie’. If voters in the early primary states have not yet seen that message now posted on select billboards in states like Nevada and Iowa, they’ll soon be able to see it rolling by on wheels. —National Nurses United, 01/06/16 More »

Nurses: Senate Vote on Fast Track Puts Public Health at Risk

Nurses: Senate Vote on Fast Track Puts Public Health at Risk

The nation’s largest organization of nurses today called the Senate vote to green light the fast track process for corporate-oriented trade pacts an abandonment of critical public health protections that will put lives and public health standards in jeopardy for millions of Americans. —National Nurses United, 06/23/15 More »

Fast Track Stalled by House Vote, RNs Seek to Derail For Good

Fast Track Stalled by House Vote, RNs Seek to Derail For Good

As a House of Representatives vote Friday stalled Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, National Nurses United (NNU)—the largest organization of nurses in the country—has announced that its 190,000 members are doubling down pressure on Congress to derail Fast Track for good. —National Nurses United, 06/15/15 More »

National Nurses United Board Member Michael Jackson Elected President of California Nursing Board

National Nurses United Board Member Michael Jackson Elected President of California Nursing Board

Michael Jackson, a San Diego RN and board member of National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, won unanimous election Wednesday as president of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). —National Nurses United/California Nurses Association, 05/07/15 More »

Nurses Welcome Introduction of Legislation to Improve Veterans’ Health Care

Nurses Welcome Introduction of Legislation to Improve Veterans’ Health Care

Registered nurses today applauded the introduction of federal legislation to improve patient care for veterans, ensure equity among federal health care workers, and enable the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain a strong health care work force to serve the nation’s veterans. —National Nurses United, 04/30/15 More »

With Congress Set to Green Light Keystone XL Pipeline, Nurses Urge President to Reject KXL

With Congress Set to Green Light Keystone XL Pipeline, Nurses Urge President to Reject KXL

Citing continuing concerns about the threat to public health, National Nurses United today urged the Obama Administration to formally reject the permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, not just rely on a possible veto of legislation expected to pass in the new Congress. —National Nurses United, 01/06/15 More »

Senate Asked to Oppose CROmnibus Unless Wall Street Gifts, Wealthy Donors, Pension Attacks Removed

Senate Asked to Oppose CROmnibus Unless Wall Street Gifts, Wealthy Donors, Pension Attacks Removed

Citing fatal flaws in new handouts to Wall Street, wealthy donors, and an attack on the living standards of pensioners, National Nurses United today called on U.S. Senators to oppose the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (CROmnibus) unless those provisions are removed. —National Nurses United, 12/12/14 More »

Strikes by Kaiser, Tracy, Watsonville RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions

Strikes by Kaiser, Tracy, Watsonville RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions

Two-day strikes starting Tuesday that affect nearly 20,000 registered nurses at 86 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics, a Sutter hospital in Tracy, and Watsonville Community Hospital kicking off a wave of protests at 15 states and the District of Columbia over eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals. —National Nurses United, 11/10/14 More »

RN Strikes, Pickets - Actions in 16 States Nov 12 for Improved Ebola and Patient Safety Standards

RN Strikes, Pickets - Actions in 16 States Nov 12 for Improved Ebola and Patient Safety Standards

Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S. states and the District of Columbia – with possible support actions globally – as National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation’s hospitals. —National Nurses United, 11/10/14 More »

UPDATE—Even After Dallas, Hospitals Still Lagging in Preparation for U.S. Ebola Patients

UPDATE—Even After Dallas, Hospitals Still Lagging in Preparation for U.S. Ebola Patients

News of the first confirmed patient in the U.S. infected with the Ebola virus still has not led to effective communication with registered nurses who would be among the first to respond and interact with patients possibly infected, according to survey responses from at least 1,400 registered nurses across the U.S. —National Nurses United, 10/06/14 More »

National Nurse Survey Shows Hospitals Still Not Prepared for U.S. Ebola Patients

National Nurse Survey Shows Hospitals Still Not Prepared for U.S. Ebola Patients

UPDATED RESULTS - Following reports that a Dallas hospital failed to hospitalize a patient infected with the Ebola virus and failed to properly communicate essential information to caregivers about his health status, National Nurses United is stepping up the call on U.S. hospitals to immediately upgrade emergency preparations for Ebola in the U.S. —RNRN, 10/03/14 More »

Nurses Call on U.S. Hospitals to Improve Emergency Preparedness for Potential Ebola U.S. Infections

Nurses Call on U.S. Hospitals to Improve Emergency Preparedness for Potential Ebola U.S. Infections

Following reports that a Dallas hospital failed to hospitalize a patient infected with the Ebola virus and failed to properly communicate essential information to caregivers about his health status, National Nurses United is stepping up the call on U.S. hospitals to immediately upgrade emergency preparations for Ebola in the U.S. —National Nurses United, 10/02/14 More »

RNs to Join Actions in New York, Oakland, Los Angeles to Mark Call for Action to Stem Climate Crisis

RNs to Join Actions in New York, Oakland, Los Angeles to Mark Call for Action to Stem Climate Crisis

From California to Maine, nurses around the nation will be on hand in New York Sunday, September 21 to join with environmental, labor, health, and community activists in what is expected to be the largest global mobilization for action to stem the worsening climate crisis. —National Nurses United, 09/18/14 More »

RNRN Launches Fundraising Drive for Healthcare Workers in Ebola-Stricken Nations

RNRN Launches Fundraising Drive for Healthcare Workers in Ebola-Stricken Nations

The Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a project of National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest professional organization of RNs, has initiated a national fundraising campaign to provide desperately needed personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers caring for patients stricken by the Ebola virus. —RNRN, 09/03/14 More »

National Nurses Endorses Call for Policing Practices Reform In Wake of Michael Brown Shooting

National Nurses Endorses Call for Policing Practices Reform In Wake of Michael Brown Shooting

National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, has endorsed the call by dozens of Congressional, faith based, and community leaders for reform of policing practices in the wake of the Ferguson, Mo. shooting death of Michael Brown. —National Nurses United, 09/03/14 More »

Nurses Launch New Campaign to Alert Public to Dangers of Medical Technology and More

Nurses Launch New Campaign to Alert Public to Dangers of Medical Technology and More

‘When It Matters Most, Insist on a Registered Nurse! Sweeping changes underway in the nation’s health care delivery system that expose hundreds of thousands of patients to severe risk of harm are the focus of a major new national campaign by the nation’s largest organization of nurses announced today. An unchecked proliferation of unproven medical technology and sharp erosion of care standards are rapidly spreading through the health care system, far outside the media spotlight but frighteningly apparent to nurses and patients, says National Nurses United. —National Nurses United, 05/13/14 More »

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