Nursing Practice Representative

Submitted by ADonahue on August 5, 2020

Join the Leaders in Patient and RN Advocacy

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the country's fastest growing labor and professional organization for direct-care RNs. Our assertive stance on protecting nursing practice and patient advocacy has given National Nurses United a global reputation as a leader in the fight against corporatization of healthcare.

The position of Nursing Practice Representative is open for appointment. Candidates must possess a current Registered Nurse License and have a minimum of five years direct care experience.

Nursing Practice Department

The nursing practice department monitors current issues and developments in nursing and healthcare; conducts research, literature reviews, synthesis and analysis on issues within its area of concern; collaborates with the legal, government relations, communications and collective bargaining departments; serves as a resource on nursing practice and patient advocacy issues for labor representatives and organizing staff; provides oral and written testimony and submits public comments on behalf of the organization; develops materials and other resources on nursing practice and patient advocacy issues; and provides continuing education programs.

Nursing Practice Representative

The Nursing Practice Representative serves as a general resource on nursing practice, and patient and social advocacy issues for the organization and monitors trends in Nursing Practice as they affect the Association’s membership and the nursing profession at large.


Assist in planning and implementing activities related to nursing practice designed to help RNs control and promote their practice in the workplace including planning and organizing leadership training on nursing and patient advocacy issues.

Assist in the development of tools to communicate with direct-care nurses and the public.

Assist in planning, organizing, coordinating and presenting at a grassroots and leadership level, training and education programs on nursing practice, patient and social advocacy issues.

Knowledge of state Nursing Practice Acts, health care facility regulations, structural determinants of health, and current threats to nursing scope of practice and patient advocacy is required.

Other considerations:

  • Analytical writing skills.
  • General knowledge about labor relations and the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with grassroots organizing, social justice advocacy, workplace justice advocacy preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

NNU provides a very competitive salary and benefit package including full family and domestic partner coverage, medical, dental, and pension.

Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format and complete the one page online application.

CNA/NNU is committed to Equal Opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Location: California