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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.

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Survey: Year Three: Acute and Long Covid, A Double Public Health and Occupational Health Crisis

Has your employer prepared to protect you and your patients from Covid-19? Have you experienced long Covid symptoms? What kinds of support and resources are available in your workplace? Take the survey and let us know!

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Nursing is not a side job. Protect patients. Reject “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.

Press releases

Nurses charge contracts that create financial obligations are unfair, deceptive, and abusive .
Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, ratified their first-ever union contract that they say will provide patient care protections and strong standards to improve retention and recruitment.
Nurses said they formed a union to win improved patient care standards and strong contracts.
Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center have reached a final “tentative agreement” with hospital administration on their first union contract, covering issues such as patient and workplace safety, wages, benefits, and working conditions.

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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Uber for Nurses? Beating Back the Push to “Gigify” Patient Care

This CE class will engage nurses in a discussion of the increasing predominance of so-called gig work in health care and provide the tools necessary to resist the dismantling of their profession.

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A History of Racism in Nursing: Creating an Anti-racist Path Forward

This CE class will examine the history of how racism has affected Black, Indigenous, and other people of color and how this history has set the stage for the ongoing structural racism that exists today within our health care settings.

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.

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.

National Nurse Magazine

Striking a hard bargain: Nurses stand up for patients, safe staffing, protections

Labor pains

Hospitals cut L&D units, endangering pregnant patients and babies

Right at home

Home health RNs share the joys and challenges of their specialty

Setting our sites

With gun violence a public health crisis, RNs demand gun control reform now

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.