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What are Safe Staffing Ratios and why are they so important to all of us?

What are Safe Staffing Ratios and why are they so important to all of us?

Many Americans may be surprised to know that California is the only state in the country with mandatory limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned at one time. Now nurses across the country are pushing for national legislation. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 03/07/17 More »

RN & Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger talks about the importance of Kaiser L.A. tentative pact

RN & Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger talks about the importance of Kaiser L.A. tentative pact

A few weeks ago RNs reached tentative pact, affecting 1,300 RNs, with Kaiser L.A. Medical Center. RN and NNU Co-President Deborah Burger talks about why now more than any time before, this agreement is so critical. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/23/17 More »

The Facts About Social Security. It works and it’s NOT going bankrupt!

The Facts About Social Security. It works and it’s NOT going bankrupt!

Social Security Works and a growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system—people who know that Social Security will not “go broke” and does not add a penny to the national debt. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/16/17 More »

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.”

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.”

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.” And it may surprise you to know that threat is antimicrobial resistance. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/01/17 More »

RN, JD Regulatory and Policy Nursing Specialist, Mathew Keller sheds some light

RN, JD Regulatory and Policy Nursing Specialist, Mathew Keller sheds some light

Why did Minnesota's Hennepin Community Medical Center change it's financial projections by a whopping $45.4 million dollars? —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 01/18/17 More »

Nurses Urge Senate To Reject Tom Price Health & Human Services Nominee

Nurses Urge Senate To Reject Tom Price Health & Human Services Nominee

National Nurses United (the nations largest organization of nurses with over 190,000 members) called on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, as well as the full Senate, to reject the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. RN and Co-President of National Nurses United Jean Ross joins us this week. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 01/11/17 More »

How important is Public Policy and Protective Legislation for Nurses & Patients?

How important is Public Policy and Protective Legislation for Nurses & Patients?

During the last two years alone, nurses represented by California Nurses Association and National Nurses United fought to author and pass state and national legislation that includes Safe RN-to Patient Staffing Ratio’s and California’s Ballot Proposition 61, also known as the Drug Price Relief Act. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 12/28/16 More »

National Nurses United launches premiere Health & Safety Division

National Nurses United launches premiere Health & Safety Division

Recently, National Nurses United launched the Nurses Health & Safety Campaign. This project is a network of nurses and allies, committed to collectively advocating for nurse health and safety. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 12/20/16 More »

Nurses, Labor Unions and Others Celebrate Defeat of TPP!

Nurses, Labor Unions and Others Celebrate Defeat of TPP!

RN and Co-President of National Nurses United, Deborah Burger joins us this week to talk about the People’s Rally that converged in D.C. to celebrate the defeat of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and chart a path ‘Forward Together’. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 11/22/16 More »

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