Nurses hold signs "Trust Nurses, Not A.I." and "Patients are Not Algorithms"

Risky Business

Hospitals are embracing artificial intelligence to replace us, but nurses know data points are not true nursing care. How we’re fighting back for our patients and our profession.

Nurses marching holding signs "Trust Nurses, Not AI" and "Patients Are Not Algorithms"

A.I.’s impact on nursing and health care

Artificial intelligence is rapidly expanding in all workplaces, and hospitals are no exception. Without our collective action, A.I.’s expansion will accelerate the hospital industry’s race to the bottom and drastically limit nurses’ ability to provide quality care.

NNU building nurse power, 2021-2024

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

Press releases

Registered nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, Maine, delivered a petition of “no confidence” in the hospital’s chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), and chief nursing officer (CNO) to the Chair of the DECH Board of Trustees on June 16 to demand changes to protect and improve patient care.
Registered nurses at University Medical Center in New Orleans, La. will hold a speak-out on Thursday, June 20 to highlight urgent safety concerns facing nurses and patients and hospital management’s lack of action.
Registered nurses at Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland will rally on Thursday, June 20, in support of “Patients First” and staffing protections, which they have proposed to hospital management during contract negotiations. The nurses, who are members of National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United, have been in negotiations since January 18, 2024.
Registered nurses at Ascension Via Christi hospitals, in Wichita, Kan., will hold a rally tomorrow, June 19, to highlight their patient safety concerns including short-staffing and protest the unjust firing of seven surgical intensive care unit (SICU) registered nurses.

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.

Videos

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.

National Nurse Magazine

Software don’t care: RNs challenge A.I. and other technology, know nursing judgment is best

Wichita nurses win first union contract

Ascension RNs held two strikes before claiming victory

Union nurse testifies at U.S. Senate field hearing

Mission Hospital RN appeared as a witness before the HELP Committee

Where the Action Is

Professional Practice Committee meetings are where nurses brainstorm solutions and hold management accountable

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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. 

Scholarships

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.