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CE Class: What Registered Nurses Need to Know in California

This two-part, in-person CE class provides a nursing practice regulatory review to guide your practice and examines the effects of technology-driven patient care on professional RN practice and safe staffing standards.

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San Pedro nurses ratify a new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and staff retention

In a resounding victory for patient care, nurses at Providence Little Company Mary Medical Center in San Pedro, Calif., have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year union contract with hospital management.

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CNA/NNOC statement on the crisis in the Middle East

As nurses, our patients trust us to help and heal them when they sustain harm due to the conditions in their everyday lives. To honor that sacred trust, it is our duty to speak up for every human being’s right to a life free from violence and the traumas of war.

Press releases

Registered nurses at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif. demand the Desert Healthcare District involve them and the public as the district considers or negotiates contracts regarding either the sale or lease of the public hospital.
Registered nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, California, will present the San Benito County Health Care District a community petition with more than 1,500 signatories at the district’s scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 16.
Registered nurses at Washington Hospital in Fremont, California, will hold an informational picket on Monday, November 13 to protest unsafe and disrespectful proposals put forward by management during contract negotiations.
Nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital will hold an informational picket on Monday, Nov. 13, to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about safe staffing, patient safety, retention, and recruitment.

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.


2023 California Nurses Association lobby day

Hundreds of registered nurses rallied and marched in Sacramento, Calif. before meeting with legislators about nurses’ key issues and priority legislation.

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By the Numbers: New York City nurses win unprecedented contract enforcement of safe staffing standards

Concord behavioral health RNs strike for first time

Registered nurses at John Muir Behavioral Health Center in Concord, Calif. are seeking a fair first contract.

RNs commemorate Nurses Week in Capitol Hill lobbying blitz

Hundreds of RNs from across the country paid online lobbying visits in Washington, D.C. urging their legislators to confront the staffing crisis in hospitals across the country.

The Heat is On

Temperatures are rising up across the country — and so are U.S. union nurses.


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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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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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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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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 Caregivers and 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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