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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.

Group of smiling nurses holding signs "Bedside Nurses Support Ratios"

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.

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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.

Press releases

Thousands of registered nurse members of National Nurses United will hold a national day of action to demand that their employers address the current nationwide staffing crisis by ensuring there is safe staffing on all units at all times and that nurses have the resources they need to care for their patients.
RNs at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, La., will join community partners to hold a public hearing on Saturday, June 10, to raise issues with the closure of their facility.
A strike at ASMCA would be the first nurses strike in an acute care setting and the largest nurses strike in Texas history.
In a vote concluded May 31, nurses voted 93% yes to authorize the strike. Nurses at the hospital, which is owned by Ascension, say they’ve had enough of the company’s practices putting profits before patients.

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.

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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.

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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.


Nurse holds sign "Save Lives: Safe Staffing Now"

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.

Two nurses outside Capitol building hold signs calling for workplace safety

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.

Large group of nurses hold signs for Medicare for All

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.

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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.

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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.

Illustration of nurse at hospital and patient at home

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.