NNU building nurse power, 2021-2024

National Nurses United is building nurse power from coast to coast. Check out our most recent accomplishments.

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NNU delivers petition to CDC

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. Learn about protections nurses and other health care workers need to care for a patient with suspected or confirmed measles.

Press releases

National Nurses United today announced they have endorsed Congresswoman Summer Lee for re-election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, where she has already delivered good-paying jobs, a cleaner environment, and leadership on reproductive health care.
Nurses represented by California Nurses Association/National Nurses United at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, California, have given notice to their employer that they will hold a 24-hour strike from May 1 to May 2 to protest management’s lack of respect for the WHHS registered nurses. The move is historic, as this will be the first time nurses at Washington Hospital have ever filed to strike.
Nurses in El Paso, Texas, will hold a rally Thursday, April 25, at Las Palmas Medical Center as they begin negotiations on a new union contract with HCA, the facility’s owner. Nurses from both Las Palmas and Del Sol medical centers will attend and speak at the rally, and they say their key priorities for their new contract are intended to improve patient care and working conditions at their facility.
RNs and technicians at Down East Community Hospital (DECH) in Machias, Maine, gave notice to their employer that they will hold a strike for two days, starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 to protest the administration’s refusal to address their deep concerns about recruitment and retention.

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.

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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.