January 13 national day of action
On Jan. 13, 2022, registered nurse members of National Nurses United held actions across the country to demand the hospital industry invest in safe staffing, and to demand that President Biden follow through on his campaign promise to protect nurses and prioritize public health.
Professional and patient advocacy during the Omicron surge
Read our guide on how to stay safe during the Omicron surge.
RNs urge federal court to order permanent emergency temporary standard
The AFL-CIO and nation’s major nursing unions have urged federal court to order the Department of Labor to issue a permanent OSHA standard to protect health care workers against Covid-19.
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Organize with National Nurses United to improve workplace standards through collective bargaining, reform national health care legislation, and make a difference for you and your patients.
Exploring the Origins of the Nurse Staffing Crisis
This CE course will examine the root causes of the so-called nursing shortage, including the corporatization of health care and the devaluation of nursing labor that has left our health care system ill-equipped to handle public health threats like Covid-19.
Home All Alone: Assessing the Risks of the Acute Hospital Care at Home Trend
Health systems across the country are implementing so-called “Hospital at Home” programs. This CE class will assess the potential risks of these programs and more.
Post-Exposure Isolation Period for Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant
This scientific brief outlines the incubation period and what nurses and health care workers should do when exposed to Covid-19.
Protecting Our Front Line
In this new report, National Nurses United describes how the hospital industry has driven registered nurses from the bedside.
RNs In Motion
Your guide to National Nurses United. Learn more about who we are, how we are organized, and our guiding principles.
National Day of Action Press Conference
Watch the full virtual press conference for NNU's Jan. 13 national day of action demanding the hospital industry invest in safe staffing, and that President Biden follow through on his campaign promise to protect nurses and prioritize public health.
NNU Briefing: Protecting the Frontline Confirmation
On December 7, 2021 frontline RNs from across the country explained the understaffing crisis at a congressional briefing. Watch the testimony of NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN.
When nurses and health care workers get sick or hurt on the job, they’re not automatically covered by workers’ comp. There’s no guarantee of paid time off for work-related injuries or illnesses for these predominantly female professions.
National Nurse Magazine
United for Patients First: Nurses Demand Safe Staffing
Huge win for Chicago nurses
RNs at Community First ratify first contract
National Nurses United launches new Division of Social Justice and Equity
Nurses and health care workers are on the frontlines of the pandemic; their protection is of the utmost importance. View our resources on Covid-19 and protecting nurses and other health care workers and their patients.
RN-to-Patient Staffing Ratios
Registered nurses across the United States understand the need to set a minimum number of nurses to safely care for a certain number of patients, with adjustments to increase nurse staffing based on patient acuity.
Workplace Violence Prevention
Violence against nurses and other health care workers in hospitals and other health care facilities is a growing epidemic across the United States. Learn more about NNU's national campaign to prevent workplace violence.