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RNRN is a project of the NNU and the California Nurses Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. A national network of direct-care RNs powered by National Nurses United that coordinates sending volunteer RNs to disaster-stricken areas where and when they are needed. 

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RN Response Network to Deploy Additional Nurse Volunteers to Houston Post-Hurricane Harvey

RN Response Network to Deploy Additional Nurse Volunteers to Houston Post-Hurricane Harvey

National Nurses United (NNU)’s Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a national network of volunteer nurses, will deploy its second delegation of RN volunteers to Houston, beginning Monday, September 11, to provide medical assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, NNU announced today. —Registered Nurse Response Network, 09/08/17 More »

Florida Nurses Prepare for Impact of Hurricane Irma

Florida Nurses Prepare for Impact of Hurricane Irma

Florida registered nurses, members of National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida/National Nurses United are getting ready to plunge into disaster relief in the advent of Hurricane Irma heading their way this weekend. —National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United - Florida, 09/07/17 More »

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Nurses stand in solidarity with DAPL protesters, headed to reservation

Nurses stand in solidarity with DAPL protesters, headed to reservation

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - National Nurses United is deploying a second team of RN volunteers to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to assist those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. —KTVU, 11/08/16 More »

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RNRN Disaster Alert: Hurricane Harvey

RNRN Disaster Alert: Hurricane Harvey

RNRN is closely monitoring Hurricane Harvey, which has now strengthened to a Category 3 storm and is expected to make landfall by late Friday or early Saturday near Corpus Christi, Texas. —Registered Nurse Response Network, 08/25/17 More »

Hurricane Matthew and Nurses Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Hurricane Matthew and Nurses Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

RNRN/NNU nurse volunteers are currently providing medical and basic first aid assistance at the Standing Rock Sioux encampments for the land and water protectors as winter approaches. RNRN is powered by NNU, the largest organization of registered nurses in the U.S., who say they will continue standing in solidarity with the land and water protectors at Standing Rock. —RN Response Network, 10/31/16 More »


A national network of direct-care RNs — powered by National Nurses United — that coordinates sending volunteer RNs to disaster stricken areas where and when they are needed most.

RNRN was organized in 2005 when Katrina and Rita — two of the most destructive hurricanes in history — dramatically exposed America’s flawed disaster relief system. RNRN volunteers went to the devastated Gulf Coast to help provide care for the hundreds of thousands of people abandoned and without food, water, shelter, medical aid, nursing care, or even a basic evacuation plan.

RNRN received an overwhelming response to the call for help after a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January, 2010. RNRN answered the call and deployed RNs aboard the USNS Comfort, and to a hospital in northern Haiti where volunteers worked side by side with local RNs.

RNRN also participated in Continuing Promise 2010 with the United States Navy, treating thousands of patients in eight different countries, including Haiti. RNRN supported the relief efforts in Japan after the March 11, 2011 devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

RN Magazine covers RNRN responses to San Diego brushfire and Hurricane Katrina missions

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