Monkeypox: What nurses need to know
The monkeypox virus is now spreading rapidly in many countries that have not historically had cases. Learn about the symptoms, how it is transmitted, and what protections nurses and other health care workers need to care for a patient with a confirmed case.
Nurses urge the CDC to take immediate action to strengthen Covid-19 guidance to protect public health
NNU sent a letter to the CDC urging the agency to take immediate action in the face of elevated transmission of Covid-19 around the country, the dominance of the extremely contagious and immune evasive BA.5 variant, and the development of additional Omicron subvariants.
University of California nurses ratify new contract
The new agreement addresses key patient care and workplace safety issues while focusing resources to recognize, recruit, and retain nurses across facilities in the UC system.
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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.
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.
Caring in the Age of Finance
This CE class will analyze impact of “financialization” in the hospital industry, which refers both to the growing influence of outside investors and to hospitals prioritizing their own investments over patient care. We will examine the consequences for patients, nurses, and communities and look at how nurses are using their collective power to fight back.
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.
Covid Testing and Screening in Health Care Settings
This brief goes over a science-driven approach to protecting nurses and other health care workers, our patients, and public health.
NNOC/NNU 101: Your Guide to Joining the RN Movement
Your guide to National Nurses United. Learn more about who we are, how we are organized, and our guiding principles.
Join our fight for safe staffing
Los Angeles Medical Center nurses go on strike for patient safety!
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Striking a hard bargain: Nurses stand up for patients, safe staffing, protections
Hospitals cut L&D units, endangering pregnant patients and babies
Right at home
Home health RNs share the joys and challenges of their specialty
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.
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.
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.