Nurses hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

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.

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Professional and patient advocacy during the Omicron surge

Read our guide on how to stay safe during the Omicron surge.

Nurses outside The Whitehouse holds signs calling for protection from Covid-19

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.

Latest Press Releases

UCDMC nurses will speak out about safe patient care, safe staffing issues, and a recent attempt by the hospital to force nurses to work while Covid-positive.
The court order should be a signal to the Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration to take the next necessary step — extending the Emergency Temporary Standard.
Nurses have taken the number one spot on Gallup’s Honesty and Ethics list in all but one year since they were added in 1999.
NNU commended the U.S. senators who sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary Walsh urging the administration to quickly issue a final permanent Covid-19 OSHA standard for 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.

Latest Resources

Nurse holds sign "Science Matters, We Are Not Disposable"

The State of the Science on SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19

This CE class will review the state of the science regarding SARS-CoV-2 and infection control measures. We will focus on the scientific findings important for nurses and their advocacy for safe working conditions and safe patient care.

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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.

Recent Videos

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.

Presumptive Eligibility

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

Doing Justice

National Nurses United launches new Division of Social Justice and Equity

Campaign Updates

Nurse hold signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"


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.

Nurse holds sign "Save Lives: Safe Staffing Now"

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.

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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.