California Nurses Association

Nurses hold signs "Spread Care Not Covid"

Spread care not Covid!

CNA condemns the decision by the California Department of Public Health to let asymptomatic health care workers who test positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed return to work immediately without isolation or testing.

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Professional and patient advocacy during the Omicron surge

Read our guide on how to stay safe during the Omicron surge.

Nurses outside hospital hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

CNA nurses take part in January 13 national day of action

On Jan. 13, 2022, CNA registered nurses joined a national day of action to demand the hospital industry invest in safe staffing and that President Biden follow through on his campaign promise to protect nurses and prioritize public health.

Latest Press Releases

AB 1400, the CalCare bill, moves to the full Assembly for a vote.
Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, nurses from AHMC Seton Medical Center will hold a virtual press conference to demand the hospital address ongoing staffing and patient safety issues highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
UCDMC nurses will speak out about safe patient care, safe staffing issues, and a recent attempt by the hospital to force nurses to work while Covid-positive.
CNA today congratulated the Assembly Health Committee chair and committee members for approving the single-payer Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare), AB 1400 Tuesday night.

Organize with the California Nurses Association to improve workplace standards through collective bargaining, reform national health care legislation, and make a difference for you and your patients.

Latest Resources

Nurses inside hospital, one holds sign "Staff Up: End Crisis Care"

Exploring the Origins of the Nurse Staffing Crisis

This CE course will examine the root causes of the so-called nursing shortage, including the corporatization of health care and the devaluation of nursing labor that has left our health care system ill-equipped to handle public health threats like Covid-19.

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Home All Alone: Assessing the Risks of the Acute Hospital Care at Home Trend

Health systems across the country are implementing so-called “Hospital at Home” programs. This CE class will assess the potential risks of these programs and more.

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.

Workers’ compensation for health care workers

Learn about SB 213, a state bill that will ensure that nurses and other health care workers have “presumptive eligibility” for workers’ compensation.


Your guide to joining the RN movement.

Recent Videos

National Day of Action, Jan. 13

Highlights of CNA/NNU's Jan. 13 national day of action calling on employers and the Biden administration protect RNs and other health care workers.

California Nurses Condemn State’s Decision on Covid-19

CNA President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN explains the dangers of the decision by the California Department of Public Health to let asymptomatic health care workers return to work.

Briefing: Protecting the Frontline Confirmation

On December 7, 2021 frontline RNs from across the country explained the understaffing crisis at a congressional briefing. Watch the testimony of CNA member Nerissa Black, RN from Valencia, California.

National Nurse Magazine

United for Patients First: Nurses Demand Safe Staffing

New state law tackles implicit bias in nursing education

California is now believed to be the first state in the nation to require implicit bias training as a graduation requirement for nursing students.

Victory for Chinese Hospital nurses

San Francisco RNs ratify their first contract

Kaiser nurses condemn patient-dumping scheme

Kaiser registered nurses held informational pickets to warn the public against Kaiser’s unsafe, new “Home All Alone” patient-dumping scheme.


Nurses inside hosptial hold signs "Safe Staffing Saves Lives"

California Safe Staffing Ratios

A.B. 394, the CNA-sponsored safe staffing law, has multiple provisions designed to remedy unsafe staffing in acute-care facilities. California’s safe staffing standards are based on individual patient acuity, of which the RN ratios is the minimum.

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Supported California Legislation

CNA is committed to building a broad movement for transformative social change and confronting the powerful interests that dominate our economic and political system. Learn more about our supported and sponsored California legislation.

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The California Nurses Association is proud to sponsor Assembly Bill 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare), which would guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care to all California residents as a human right.

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About CNA

Founded in 1903, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/AFL-CIO is a premiere organization of registered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor and professional organizations in the U.S. with more than 100,000 members in hospitals, clinics, and home health agencies in all 50 states.



The Caregiver Healthcare Employees Union is an independent union formed in 2001 by hospital employees to win strong union representation, better benefits, and improved conditions for employees and patients. It is an affiliate of CNA.

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