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New report: High and rising rates of workplace violence and employer failure to implement effective prevention strategies is contributing to the staffing crisis

NNU's survey results reveal majority of nurses have experienced workplace violence, with nearly half seeing a rise in rates in the past year.

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NNU delivers petition to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On April 4, 2024, NNU delivered a petition, signed by over 5,600 individuals, urging CDC to ensure all necessary perspectives are added to HICPAC and its workgroup, including frontline health care workers, unions, patients advocates, and other public health experts.

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Measles: What nurses need to know

Globally, measles cases rose 30-fold in 2023 compared to 2022. Despite its elimination in the United States in 2000, there remains a serious risk of outbreaks. Learn about protections nurses and other health care workers need to care for a patient with suspected or confirmed measles.

Press releases

Registered nurses at Oroville Hospital in Oroville, California, voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract, winning protections to improve staffing, patient safety, and RN staff retention.
Nurses at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev., will hold a rally on Monday, April 15, as they begin negotiations on a new union contract with HCA, one of the richest health care companies in the country.
Today, nurses publicly called on Gov. Janet Mills to support LD 1639, a bill that would create mandated nurse-to-patient ratios based on patients’ needs in Maine’s acute-care hospitals.
At this field hearing of the Primary Health and Retirement Security Subcommittee of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee, Hannah Drummond, RN, was featured among several witnesses speaking to the ways corporate greed endangers patient care and health care workers.

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.


Join our fight for safe staffing

Safe staffing ratios protect our patients from complications that arise from missed care such as medical errors, health care disparities, infections, and so much more.

We can organize and win — anywhere

Hear from nurses in Maine, North Carolina, and North Dakota on how and why they organized their hospitals.

National Nurse Magazine

Calling Their Bluff: Michigan nurses win big in battle with ProMedica

Michigan nurses win hard-fought contract

Adrian RNs successfully defeat two-tier retirement proposal

NNU report shows surge in workplace violence rates

A majority of nurses have experienced workplace violence within the past year

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CE classes

As an NNU member, you have access to our diverse calendar of online and in-person continuing education classes. Check out our full course calendar. 

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Join the Nurse Advocacy Network

Join our activist network of nurses, other health care workers, patients, and community supporters who mobilize for patient care protections and health care justice.

Join the Retiree Division

Join the Retiree Division and our campaign to: advocate for national legislation for RN staffing ratios and health care and safety reforms; block hospital industry efforts to undermine RN professional practice; organize new members at non-union hospitals; and inspire the next generation of RN activists. 


CNA/NNOC offers scholarship awards to members who are enrolled in formal education programs or attending educational conferences, as well as for students enrolled in an Associate Degree Nursing program (or equivalent). Applications open April 1, 2024.