Group of 6 historical Black nurses and health care workers

Six Black nurses and health care workers who fought for Black liberation

The stories of these six Black nurses and health care workers teach us to imagine the impossible, to fight for justice, and to collectively build institutions that advance freedom while challenging those that would keep it from us.

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Take NNU's Workplace Violence Survey

We want to hear your story. Your voice has a critical and powerful impact on our collective work. Take the workplace violence survey and share your experiences.

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Nurses look forward after year of achievements – new year begins with national day of action for safe staffing

Following a year of major contract gains across the country, nurses are pledging to step up actions to demand the hospital industry end their profession’s staffing crisis by providing safe numbers of nurses to care for patients.

Press releases

Following the announcement by federal law enforcement authorities of a fraudulent nursing diploma scheme, a statement was issued by National Nurses United President Deborah Burger, RN.
Registered nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Calif. will hold an informational picket on Friday, Feb. 3 to protest chronic short staffing at the facility and to voice their deep concerns about staff retention.
Nurses mourn the tragic death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and the community fighting for justice in the wake of his killing.
Following a year of major contract gains across the country, nurses are pledging to step up actions to demand the hospital industry end their profession’s staffing crisis by providing safe numbers of nurses to care for patients.

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.

Latest resources

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Quad-demic: RSV, Influenza, Covid-19, and Crisis Standards of Care

Rates of influenza, RSV, and Covid-19 are climbing across the U.S. The hospital industry’s embrace of crisis standards of care has set the stage for the respiratory viral surge to be another crisis. Learn more about what nurses and other health care workers need to know.

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Q&A » Bivalent Covid Boosters

Bivalent Covid vaccines, or bivalent boosters, contain two different components for the immune system to respond to. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s mRNA bivalent Covid-19 vaccines contain the mRNA for the spike protein for two different strains of the virus.

A Quad-demic of Respiratory Viral Infections

This CE course will discuss circulating respiratory viral infections, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, and Covid-19, often referred to as the “tripledemic.” Participants will then explore how the hospital industry’s normalizing of crisis standards of care has set the stage for the surge in respiratory viruses to become a crisis in health care.

Long Covid: A Public Health and Occupational Emergency

As more individuals are continually exposed to and infected by SARS-CoV-2, reports of long-term health consequences have also increased. This CE class will discuss the latest scientific updates about long Covid and the implications of these scientific updates for nurses, their patients, and advocacy for safe patient care.

National Nurse Magazine

New York State Nurses Association joins forces with National Nurses United

NYSNA votes to join NNU

This historic affiliation grows the national movement of nurses, advancing interests of patients, RNs

Caught in a TRAP

Hospitals are increasingly forcing new RNs to sign exploitative training repayment contracts to get hired. NNU is fighting back, on behalf of nurses, patients, and the profession.

Campaigns

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Gig Nursing

Health care investors and employers want to eliminate nurses’ rights and benefits by pushing nurses toward gig work and misclassifying us as independent contractors.

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Home All Alone

The hospital industry peddling programs to treat acute-care patients in their homes. Home All Alone programs are directly opposed to the hands-on human to human approach to nursing.

Nurses hold signs "Safe Staffing Saves Lives"

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 given number of patients, with adjustments to increase nurse staffing based on patient acuity.