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ACT UP’s fearless activism and organizing is a model for fighting for justice

Nurses who cared for patients during the AIDS epidemic know Covid-19 is not the first disease to expose the extreme injustices of our health care system and society. Read more in our Pride Month blog.

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Nation’s largest union of nurses condemns Supreme Court overturn of constitutional right to abortion

RNs understand that abortion is a basic health care service, and as a union of health care providers dedicated to advocating for the best interests of our patients, NNU opposes any efforts to restrict our patients’ control and choices over their own health care and their own bodies.

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Nursing our way to health care freedom

Juneteenth reminds us how far we need to go to achieve equity in our workplaces and communities. Read more in our blog post.

Latest Press Releases

Nurses and caregivers had been negotiating for fair contracts for more than 14 months and were prepared to strike over Palomar management’s bad-faith bargaining and numerous other egregious violations of labor law.
Nurses to highlight their serious patient safety concerns, specifically severe RN understaffing, and a hostile work environment that has driven a large number of staff to leave TVAMC
RNs understand that abortion is a basic health care service, and as a union of health care providers dedicated to advocating for the best interests of our patients, NNU opposes any efforts to restrict our patients’ control and choices over their own health care and their own bodies.

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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Covid-19 Mental Health Resources

Nurses - we know and appreciate how hard you are working on behalf of your patients during this unprecedented pandemic. Please consider taking advantage of the following opportunities to care for yourself in these testing times.

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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.

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.

Videos

Seton Nurses Strike!

Nurses at AHMC Seton Medical Center in Daly City held a two-day strike on June 22 and 23 in response to the AHMC’s failure to address critical and persistent patient care issues, chronic supply problems, the shuttering of vital services, and the failure of management to consistently attend scheduled bargaining sessions.

Los Angeles Medical Center nurses go on strike for patient safety!

Nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles (LAMC) went on strike on June 23. The nurses say they are compelled to strike in response to Kaiser’s refusal to address their deep concerns about patient care and safe staffing.

National Nurse Magazine

Fighting the Good Fight: nurses across the country demand safe staffing

Home Alone

Hospitals anticipate massive profits by dumping acute-care patients at home

Safety Dance

Nurses keep up pressure on OSHA to issue permanent Covid standard

Successful Resuscitation

Watsonville RNs help save their hospital, restore to public ownership

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.