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Nurse holds signs "Prioritize Public Health"

Still deadly pandemic is worst time to close a Los Angeles hospital

Amid a still raging Covid-19 pandemic the timing could not be worse for the rush to close another Los Angeles hospital.

Cathy Kennedy, RN
February 12, 2021

RNRN volunteer with young girle

RN Response Network July 2020 update

RNRN is monitoring the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which is setting records with Hurricane Isaias being the earliest “I” named hurricane in history. In California, there have already been over 4500 fires, more than twice the average normally recorded at this point in the season.

RN Response Network
August 15, 2020

Nurses hold signs "Black Lives Matter"

Nurses: Protesters Are Our Patients. Stop Attacking Them

As we connect the lines, nurses can see that police violence against protesters spans calendar years, locations, and protest issues; it is ubiquitous. As advocates for public health and safety, we call for an end to this violence.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, opinion contributor for The Hill
June 16, 2020

At this weekend’s women’s marches

Nurses are marching for change

Unionism and feminism go hand in hand. Just ask union nurses. Our women-dominated profession stands up against a billion-dollar health care industry every single day, and using our collective power, we win critical protections in our union contract — from fair wages and benefits, to protection from workplace harassment and violence.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
January 21, 2020

RN Mary Jane Perry in Bahamas

RNRN sends nurses to disaster areas

RNRN volunteer nurses traveled to the devastated Gulf Coast to help provide care for the hundreds of thousands of people abandoned and without food, water, shelter, medical aid, nursing care, or even a basic evacuation plan.

Eleanor Godfrey, Director, Registered Nurse Response Network
January 15, 2020

RN in El Paso

Answering the call — Registered Nurses provide critical care to migrant families

Registered Nurse Response Network volunteers spent three days at Casa Alitas, a Catholic Community Services shelter in Tucson, Ariz., providing medical care to migrant families and asylum seekers recently released from federal detention.

RN Response Network
April 2, 2019

Volunteers with NNU’s disaster relief project, the RN Response Network, assess California wildfire damage.

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Honor the ‘Caring Professions’ for What They Are: Warriors

When the deadliest wildfire in California history wiped an entire city off the map last November, volunteer registered nurses cancelled their Thanksgiving plans, strapped on respirators

National Nurses United
March 8, 2019

Large group of nurses outside Capitol building holding banner "Strong Union, Nurses, Veterans"

Support the VA Employee Fairness Act

When ER nurses show up for work at the UC San Diego Hospital they don’t know who will come through the door needing care; an elderly woman having a heart attack, a newborn struggling to

National Nurses United
June 13, 2018

Nurse Talk Radio Visits With RN and Chair of Veterans Affairs for NNU

Registered nurses marked International Nurses’ Day with two actions in the District of Columbia aimed at protecting patients and caregivers.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio

It's Not Just the Cadillac Tax - Volkswagen System of Profiting Off the Sick Must Go Too

To unpack the growing hubbub over the fraudulently named "Cadillac tax" let's lift the covers off the corporate ideology of both the tax and Affordable Care Act it funds, and ask again, why do we continue to cling to a healthcare system premised on profiting off the sick?

RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post