For Pride Month, trans and non-binary nurses share the power of solidarity
This Pride Month, National Nurses United is honored to celebrate the history of organized, collective resistance embodied in the LGBTQIA+ liberation movement.
Nurses’ safe staffing bill is voted “ought to pass” out of Labor and Housing Committee
The Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing of the Maine State Legislature voted to support LD 1639, the Maine Quality Care Act. If passed by the full state legislature, the bill will set enforceable nurse-to-patient ratios in Maine’s hospitals.
Medicare for All bill applauded by National Nurses United
Nurses across the country applaud the reintroduction of Medicare for All legislation in Congress by Sen. Bernie Sanders in the U.S. Senate and Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Debbie Dingell in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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.
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.
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
Safety First: NNU RNs know only nationwide staffing ratios will fix care crisis
Federal safe staffing bill introduced in House and Senate
Registered nurses are bringing their fight to Congress to fix the crisis of unsafe levels of nurse staffing in hospitals nationwide.
What a difference solidarity makes
Michigan Nurses Association president Jamie Brown, RN reflects on how Michigan labor movement repealed anti-worker law.
Keeping up appearances
Magnet status is supposed to signify better staffing and working conditions for nurses, but RNs say it’s just a costly marketing tool that can’t compete with true empowerment through unionization.
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.
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.
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.
Health care investors and employers want to eliminate nurses’ rights and benefits by pushing nurses toward gig work and misclassifying us as independent contractors.
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.