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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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Nurses urge the CDC to take immediate action to strengthen Covid-19 guidance to protect public health

NNU sent a letter to the CDC urging the agency to take immediate action in the face of elevated transmission of Covid-19 around the country, the dominance of the extremely contagious and immune evasive BA.5 variant, and the development of additional Omicron subvariants.

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University of California nurses ratify new contract

The new agreement addresses key patient care and workplace safety issues while focusing resources to recognize, recruit, and retain nurses across facilities in the UC system.

Latest Press Releases

NNU joins the international community in condemning this attack on civilians, on children, on health care infrastructure, healthcare workers, and public health.
Saint Joseph nurses say Providence is violating California’s safe staffing law, which mandates safe RN-to-patient staffing ratios. Ongoing payroll errors have resulted in missing pay for hundreds of nurses.
RNs at Tenet hospitals throughout California voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.
NNU applauded the U.S. Senate for passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which the union called “an important first step to enact reforms to rein in pharmaceutical price gouging and act on the climate crisis,” and urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bill as soon as possible.

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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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.

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Caring in the Age of Finance

This CE class will analyze impact of “financialization” in the hospital industry, which refers both to the growing influence of outside investors and to hospitals prioritizing their own investments over patient care. We will examine the consequences for patients, nurses, and communities and look at how nurses are using their collective power to fight back.

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.


Join our fight for safe staffing

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

National Nurse Magazine

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

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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.