California Nurses Association

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Monkeypox: What nurses need to know

The monkeypox virus is now spreading rapidly in many countries that have not historically had cases. Learn about the symptoms, how it is transmitted, and what protections nurses and other health care workers need to care for a patient with a confirmed case.

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Victory for public sector nurses and caregivers: Governor Newsom signs into law SB 1334

The bill, sponsored by CNA/CHEU, will ensure that public-sector employees who provide direct or support direct patient care will be covered by the California Labor Code, guaranteeing meal breaks and rest periods.

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Survey: Year Three: Acute and Long Covid, A Double Public Health and Occupational Health Crisis

Has your employer prepared to protect you and your patients from Covid-19? Have you experienced long Covid symptoms? What kinds of support and resources are available in your workplace? Take the survey and let us know!

Press releases

S.B. 1334 guarantees enforceable breaks for public-sector and University of California workers who provide or support direct patient care in a hospital, clinic, or public health setting.
Nurses say the new contract will help in the hospital’s efforts to recruit and retain RNs in order to promote strong nursing teams and create an optimal healing environment for all patients.
S.B. 1334 will ensure that public-sector employees who provide direct patient care or support direct patient care will be covered by Section 512 of the California Labor Code, guaranteeing meal breaks and rest periods for nurses.
More than 22,000 RNs and nurse practitioners at 22 Kaiser Permanente facilities will hold info pickets on Thurs., Sept. 1, to protest the administration’s refusal to address their deep concerns about health and safety and chronic short staffing.

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

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The “Forces of Magnetism”: Their Impact on RN Autonomy, Independent Judgment, and Advocacy

This CE class examines how the models of care, nursing leadership, and management style promoted by magnet status designation schemes negatively impact the registered nurse’s ability to exercise independent professional judgment and advocate in the exclusive interest of the patient.

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Moral Injury and PTSD in the Nursing Profession

This CE class will describe how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the stress inherent in the registered nurse’s role within the current for-profit health care system. The class will explore the critical stressors, both acute and chronic, facing the profession and offer solutions to mitigate those stressors.

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.

Covid Testing and Screening in Health Care Settings

This brief goes over a science-driven approach to protecting nurses and other health care workers, our patients, and public health.


Your guide to joining the RN movement. Learn more about who we are, how we are organized, and our guiding principles.


Seton Nurses Strike!

Nurses at AHMC Seton Medical Center in Daly City held a two-day strike on June 22 and 23 in response to the AHMC’s failure to address critical and persistent patient care issues, chronic supply problems, the shuttering of vital services, and the failure of management to consistently attend scheduled bargaining sessions.

Los Angeles Medical Center nurses go on strike for patient safety!

Nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles (LAMC) went on strike on June 23. The nurses say they are compelled to strike in response to Kaiser’s refusal to address their deep concerns about patient care and safe staffing.

National Nurse Magazine

Striking a hard bargain: Nurses stand up for patients, safe staffing, protections

Palomar Health nurses and caregivers ratify new contracts

The 3,000 health care workers in North County San Diego avert planned strike

Seton RNs hold two-day strike

Nurses protest patient care issues and closure of vital services


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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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