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Global Nurses United

Global Nurses United (GNU) aims to step up fight against austerity, privatization, attacks on public health and work for safe nurse staffing ratios, and improved patient care for all.

Global Nurses United is a federation of the premiere nurse and health care worker unions in 29 nations, coming together to step up the fight against austerity, privatization, and attacks on public health—and to work for nurses’ and workers’ rights and improved patient care for all.


International Nurses Day 2020 COVID-19 Memorial

On International Nurses Day - May 12, 2020 - National Nurses United and Global Nurses United honor all nurses around the globe who have died as a result of insufficient PPE and infection control policies during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for the full list of nurses.

Federación de Enfermeras del Ministério de Salud del Perú

Nurses holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses urge CDC to reinstate universal masking to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and protect RNs, essential workers, and the public

NNU strongly urges the CDC to reinstate universal masking, irrespective of vaccination status.

National Nurses United
July 13, 2021

Global Nurses United

Leaders of 22 Global Nurses Unions Call on Japan and IOC to Postpone or Cancel Olympics Amid Pandemic Spread

Leaders of 22 unions representing nurses and other health care workers in 21 countries, today called on the government of Japan and the International Olympics Committee to shut down the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled to begin later this month.

Global Nurses United
July 9, 2021

Nurse holds signs "RNs Global Solidarity"

Nurses Applaud Biden Support for Vaccine Waiver To Assist International Covid Pandemic Fight

National Nurses United today applauded the decision of the Biden administration’s to support waiving international property protections to accelerate delivery of vaccines globally to aid the effort to save lives amid the still escalating Covid-19 pandemic.

National Nurses United
May 5, 2021

Nurses in protective equipment

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
September 13, 2020

A nurse draws a smiley face on the back of a fellow health worker

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
July 24, 2020

Kisumu County medics

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
July 10, 2020

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