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Nurses holding signs "Safe Staffing Saves Lives"

As the Covid public health emergency declaration comes to an end, here’s what nurses want you to know

On May 11 the Covid public health emergency declaration expired. With this emergency era concluding, have hospital executives learned lessons that will help them better protect patients in a future emergency? Ask any nurse, and you will get a resounding, “No.”

Bonnie Castillo, RN
May 22, 2023

Michelle Gutierrez-Vo, RN

Honoring Filipinx American Nurses in Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is the time to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of the AAPI nurses in our country. This month we expand the rich history of Filipinx American nurses with stories of RN members of CNA/NNU who are part of that proud tradition.

National Nurses United
May 17, 2023

Mother holding baby on her shoulder

Honoring Mothers Day: In pursuit of reproductive health care justice

The grief of watching eight of her children die before they reached age 7 led Ann Reeves Jarvis to reach out to other women in her poor Appalachian community in the 1850s to organize mothers’ clubs

National Nurses United
May 12, 2023

Group of four people all holding CalCare signs

Californians need CalCare, not Sacramento stall tactics

Nurses know that passing legislation to create CalCare is of life-and-death urgency and the most critical step towards guaranteeing health care for all Californians. That’s why we don’t support the approach proposed in SB 770, which would put the bureaucratic cart before the health care horse.

Sandy Reding, RN
April 12, 2023

Large group of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Health care is a human right" with raised fists

How a nurse rallied her union to fight for gender-affirming care

To honor International Transgender Day of Visibility, National Nurses United is proud to share this story from nurse-member Dara Tep, RN, and her colleagues.

National Nurses United
March 30, 2023

Striking women workers in 1909

International Working Women’s Day honors a union on strike

International Women’s Day is important. But to truly honor this day and its goals, we must revisit the story of International Working Women’s Day, of thousands of fed-up workers boiling over into the streets of New York.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
March 8, 2023

Group of nurses inside hospital

CNA/NNOC nurses are growing our power – overcoming unprecedented challenges and fierce employer opposition

As California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee nurses, we are constantly pushing against the treacherous headwinds of a health care industry that is relentlessly focused on profits. When I look at everything we have accomplished during this unprecedented pandemic for our patients and our communities I’m in awe.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
February 10, 2023

The first convention of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, Boston, 1909

Celebrating the pioneering National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses

As nurses committed to fighting against the public health crisis of racism, we must endeavor to reveal and share our history so we can build toward a different future – one of inclusion, peace, and justice.

National Nurses United
February 10, 2023

RNRN nurses in The Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Nursing is in the Heart

In honor of Filipino American History Month, the California Museum, located in Sacramento, is presenting an exhibit entitled ‘California is in the Heart’, which explores the vital role that Filipinx Americans have played in the state’s history.

National Nurses United
October 28, 2022

Mawata Kamara, RN

The Labor of Labor: Forced Birth Is Forced Work

Nurses know firsthand just how much work goes into giving birth for our patients, especially if we’re labor and delivery nurses or parents ourselves. I’m an emergency room nurse, but I’m also a mom, so I know that the miracle of birth isn’t always so miraculous in the moment. Yes, there’s joy and celebration, but there’s also a lot of pain and hard work.

Mawata Kamara, RN
September 2, 2022