Photo collage of AAPI nurses

Honoring Filipinx American nurses in Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is the time to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of the AAPI nurses in our country. This month we expand the rich history of Filipinx American nurses with stories of RN members of California Nurses Association/NNU who are part of that proud tradition.

Large group of nurses outside Capitol Building with National Nurses United banner

Nurses commemorate nurses week in lobbying blitz on Capitol Hill

Hundreds of bedside nurses from across the country began online lobbying visits in Washington, D.C with their federal members of Congress and senators, urging their legislators to confront the staffing crisis in hospitals across the country.

Senator Tammy Baldwin at podium outside Capitol Building

Members of Congress introduce bill to prevent violence in health care, social service workplaces

The bill would mandate that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration create a federal standard requiring health care and social service employers to develop and implement comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans.

Press releases

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United, representing 900 registered nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, announced today the authorization of a one-day strike.
RNs at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis hospital in Wichita, Kan., have authorized a strike in a vote held this week.
Registered nurses who work at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold a rally to protest management’s tactics of using VA police to intimidate and silence nurses in their efforts to advocate for better health care for veterans.
RNs with NNOC/NNU at the Department of Veterans Affairs are pleased to announce that the union and Secretary for Veterans Affairs Denis Richard McDonough have signed a 3-year contract, which covers more than 14,000 RNs at 23 hospitals.

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Latest resources

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When Work Hurts: Advocating for Safe and Just Jobs for Nurses

This CE class will explore the sources of and the connections between the high rates of on-the-job injuries, illnesses, and pain experienced by nurses and the impacts on patient care, discuss the prevention measures that employers should put in place to protect nurses, and explore tools that nurses can use to effectively advocate for safer patient care conditions.

Nurse holding hand of patient

No Body is Disposable: Disability Justice and Creating a Society of Care

This course will explore a social model that understands disability as a product of social environment. We’ll look to disability justice as a framework that views all bodies as essential, each with their own unique strengths and needs. We’ll conclude by highlighting how nurses can integrate and advocate for disability justice as a practice of solidarity that recognizes the right of everybody to receive care with autonomy and dignity.

What Nurses Need to Know »» Preventing the Long Covid Health Crisis

A large proportion of people who get Covid-19 experience long-term symptoms and health impacts, known as “long Covid.” Read our flyer to learn about what measures are necessary to prevent spread of Covid-19 within health care facilities and to protect staff and patients from long Covid.

Ten Things That Nurses Need To Know About Long Covid

Following initial Covid-19 infection, a significant proportion of people continue to experience new, recurring, or ongoing symptoms and health problems that persist from several weeks or months to years. It is a multifaceted syndrome that can affect nearly every organ system and can disrupt people’s ability to work or participate in their daily lives.


Nurses applaud the reintroduction of Medicare for All legislation in Congress

National Nurses United has long supported Medicare for All in order to achieve guaranteed health care for every person living in the United States.

2023 California Nurses Association lobby day

Hundreds of registered nurses rallied and marched in Sacramento, Calif. before meeting with legislators about nurses’ key issues and priority legislation.

National Nurse Magazine

The Staffing of Life

NYC nurses strike and win historic contract

Nurses at Mount Sinai and Montefiore in New York City win historic contracts that include enforceable nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

Thousands of nurses rally nationwide for safe staffing

Registered nurse members of NNU held actions on Jan. 26 to demand the hospital industry end their profession’s staffing crisis by providing safe numbers of nurses to care for patients.

Born Leader

NYSNA President Nancy Hagans, RN, brings natural leadership abilities and a drive for justice to her role as newest member of NNU Council of Presidents.


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

Two nurses outside Capitol building hold signs calling for workplace safety

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.

Large group of nurses hold signs for Medicare for All

Medicare for All

Medicare for All would expand the cost-effective and administratively efficient Medicare program to finance comprehensive, high-quality health care for everybody in the United States. Most importantly, a Medicare for All single-payer system would provide health care based on patient need, not on profit.

Nurses with raised fists

Social Justice and Equity

NNU’s Social Justice and Equity division works to build and deploy nurses’ collective power toward the transformation of systems, institutions, policies, and practices that perpetuate social, health, and workplace inequity and injustice.

Nurse looking at smartphone

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.

Illustration of nurse at hospital and patient at home

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.