The Blog

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
What Nurses Really Wants

This Nurses Week, all the pizza in the world won’t make up for our employers’ lack of respect

Each year, there’s a special week to honor America’s most trusted profession: nurses! We become nurses because it’s our calling, and we do it for our patients, not for accolades. But we also know that the oath we take to help and heal all people — is constantly hindered by employers who cut corners to boost profits. And that makes management’s “We appreciate you!” box of Krispy Kremes during Nurses Week fall a bit flat.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
National Medicare for All Campaign

National Medicare for All Campaign Expands Effective Grassroots Efforts

With us for this podcast is California Nurses Association/National Nurses United community organizer Max Cotterill. Last week nurses stood with Senator Bernie Sanders as he reintroduced his updated Medicare for All bill which now includes a long-term care component. With support for Medicare for All at an all-time high--now is the time to get involved.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
April 23, 2019
Medicare for All presser on Capitol steps

Fox Never Expected This—The Medicare for All Moment

It was an unexpected teaching moment for Fox News -- a lesson that all the fear mongering in your playbook doesn’t carry quite so far when you confront a mass movement for transformative change tha

Holly Miller writing for Common Dreams
April 18, 2019
Nurses rally with Medicare for All banner

Strong 'Medicare for All' legislation is like bargaining a strong union contract

A recent Washington Post article highlighted how National Nurses United and other progressive groups influenced and shaped Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-Wash.) new Medicare for All act into the strongest possible legislation.

NNU Executive Director, Bonnie Castillo, RN, Contributing to The Hill
April 8, 2019
RN in El Paso

Answering the Call — Registered Nurses Provide Critical Care to Migrant Families

Nurses know that symptoms are indications of a deeper problem. A mother crying over bus tickets is a symptom. “It was just the last straw for her,” said Maria Rojas, RN and a Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) volunteer who recently 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. Rojas found the woman sobbing outside the shelter office.

RN Response Network
April 2, 2019

• RNRN