National Nurses Organizing Committee

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A national movement for RNs

We are a national union and professional organization for RNs who are pursuing an ambitious agenda of patient advocacy that promotes the interests of patients, direct-care nurses, and RN professional practice. Read more »

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NNOC 101

Your guide to joining the RN movement. Learn more about our program, our history, and how we are organized.

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Where we are

NNOC and CNA now represent nearly 130,000 RNs in about 300 facilities throughout the nation, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Press releases

Nurses say that, as Ascension management builds a new tower for women’s services, the company is failing to safely staff the existing labor and delivery unit and neonatal intensive care unit.
Registered nurses at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., will hold a strike for 24 hours from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26 to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient care, safe staffing, and workplace violence.
The nurses, who work with veterans in Atlanta’s VA system, say VA executive management has created tragic conditions in their facilities through disrespecting the nursing staff, stretching nurses to the limit, and endangering patient safety with on-going short-staffing.
A panel of nurses including elected union leadership and actively striking nurses will discuss safe nurse-to-patient ratios, how ratios improve patient care and working conditions, and why ratios are proven as the best solution to the national nurse staffing crisis.

Organize with National Nurses Organizing Committee to improve workplace standards through collective bargaining, reform national health care legislation, and make a difference for you and your patients.

National Nurse Magazine

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

Maine’s safe staffing bill moves forward

RNs held a rally and testified in support of the Maine Quality Care Act, a bill that would create legally enforceable nurse-to-patient ratios.

VA registered nurses sign three-year contract

Registered nurses at the Veterans Health Administration are pleased to announce a three-year contract which covers more than 14,000 VA RNs at 23 hospitals.

The Heat is On

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