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One million lives is a tragedy, not a statistic

One million deaths. One million lives lost to Covid-19 in the United States. Two years ago, we nurses never thought that we would reach this grim Covid-19 milestone.

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Home All Alone

Watch our video on how the hospital industry is peddling programs to treat acute-care patients in their homes.

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Henry Mayo Newhall nurses ratify new three-year agreement

On April 26, registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif., ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

Latest Press Releases

RNs at two HCA Hospitals in San Jose, Calif. will hold informational pickets on Tuesday, May 24, to raise awareness of chronic understaffing and high turnover rates at the hospitals.
National Nurses United echoed the widespread shock and horror at the deadly, racist attack in Buffalo and pledged to work with elected officials and community organizations to hold accountable not just the perpetrators of white supremacist terrorism, but also those who inspire and encourage them.
CNA/NNU applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement today that the state’s health care workers would each receive retention bonus of up to $1,000, which can be matched up to $500 by their employers.
Nurses across the country applaud the reintroduction of Medicare for All legislation in the U.S. Senate. NNU has long supported Medicare for All because health care is a human right.

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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America’s Mental Health in Crisis: How We Got Here and What Nurses Can Do

We are in the midst of an ongoing mental health emergency. Why is there a national shortage of psychiatric beds for patients in crisis? Why is America’s largest mental “health” facility a county jail? This CE course will chart how we reached the breaking point and what can be done to fix our policies and heal our communities.

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Moral Injury and PTSD in the Nursing Profession

This CE class will describe how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the stress inherent in the registered nurse’s role within the current for-profit health care system. The class will explore the critical stressors, both acute and chronic, facing the profession and offer solutions to mitigate those stressors.

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.

Videos

Sutter Nurses and Health Care Workers Strike!

Nurses and health care workers at 15 facilities across Northern California held a one-day strike on April 18 to protest Sutter Health’s refusal to address their proposals about safe staffing and health and safety protection.

United to Protect our Profession and Our Patients

A union gives RNs the legal right to advocate as a collective for contracts that ensure safe working conditions, protect nurses’ rights, and improved wages and benefits so that we can focus on what we do best: caring for our patients.

National Nurse Magazine

Fighting the Good Fight: nurses across the country demand safe staffing

Home Alone

Hospitals anticipate massive profits by dumping acute-care patients at home

Safety Dance

Nurses keep up pressure on OSHA to issue permanent Covid standard

Successful Resuscitation

Watsonville RNs help save their hospital, restore to public ownership

Campaign Updates

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Covid-19 Resources

Nurses and other health care workers are on the front lines 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.

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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.

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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.