California Nurses Association

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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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Nurses urge lawmakers to reject efforts to facilitate ‘Home All Alone’ programs that allow patients requiring hospitalization to be treated at home

California Nurses Association is calling on lawmakers to continue to reject any moves to facilitate Home All Alone programs, which permit hospitals to treat patients at home for conditions that require hospitalization for acute inpatient-level care.

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Protecting and Retaining California’s Nursing Workforce

There is no shortage of registered nurses in California; rather there is a shortage of nurses willing to work in unsafe environments. Learn more by reading our new white paper.

Press releases

Registered nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Calif., are asking the public to join them in demanding that the Board of Directors of the San Benito Health Care District be transparent about the hospital’s fiscal crisis.
Registered nurses who work for PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new four-year contract.
The Lobby Day events will bring CNA nurses from across the state to the California State Capitol building, where they’ll arrive by march and then rally outside before meetings with legislators about nurses’ key issues and priority legislation.
Registered nurses at PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., reached a tentative agreement that will run through November 2025, averting a one-day strike that was set to begin on Thursday, May 11.

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.

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Nursing Practice and Delegation: What Registered Nurses Need to Know

This class will provide a nursing practice regulatory review to guide your practice. It is essential for registered nurses to understand their role in safe and appropriate delegation and supervision as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and other health care delivery regulation, guided by the independent professional judgment of the registered nurse.

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When Work Hurts: Advocating for Safe and Just Jobs for Nurses

This CE class will explore the sources of and the connections between the high rates of on-the-job injuries, illnesses, and pain experienced by nurses and the impacts on patient care, discuss the prevention measures that employers should put in place to protect nurses, and explore tools that nurses can use to effectively advocate for safer patient care conditions.

What Nurses Need to Know »» Preventing the Long Covid Health Crisis

A large proportion of people who get Covid-19 experience long-term symptoms and health impacts, known as “long Covid.” Hospitals and other health care employers have a duty to ensure a safe environment for staff and patients. Read our flyer to learn about what measures are necessary to prevent spread of Covid-19 within health care facilities and to protect staff and patients from long Covid.

Ten Things That Nurses Need To Know About Long Covid

Following initial Covid-19 infection, a significant proportion of people continue to experience new, recurring, or ongoing symptoms and health problems that persist from several weeks or months to years. It is a multifaceted syndrome that can affect nearly every organ system and can disrupt people’s ability to work or participate in their daily lives.


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.

National Nurse Magazine

Safety First: NNU RNs know only nationwide staffing ratios will fix care crisis

Federal safe staffing bill introduced in House and Senate

Registered nurses are bringing their fight to Congress to fix the crisis of unsafe levels of nurse staffing in hospitals nationwide.

Lodi nurses vote to unionize

Registered nurses at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial voted overwhelmingly in March to join California Nurses Association.

Keeping up appearances

Magnet status is supposed to signify better staffing and working conditions for nurses, but RNs say it’s just a costly marketing tool that can’t compete with true empowerment through unionization.


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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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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 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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