Frequently asked questions about the Nurse Advocacy Network

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Group of nurses outside hospital holding signs "Staff Up for Safe Patient Care"

What is the NNU Nurse Advocacy Network?

We are a grassroots activist network of nurses, other health care workers, patients, and community supporters who mobilize for patient care protections and health care justice nationwide. We work to hold our elected officials, health care employers, and other decision-makers accountable for the health and safety of our communities. The Nurse Advocacy Network is a project of National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.

Do I have to be a nurse to join?

Anyone is welcome to join the Nurse Advocacy Network! Whether you’ve been a health care worker for decades or you’re a community supporter passionate about health care justice and safe patient care, we’re thrilled you’re here. No advocacy experience necessary!

Does the Nurse Advocacy Network have dues?

The Nurse Advocacy Network is a volunteer community of activists; it is free to join. Separately, if you are an RN interested in organizing a union or becoming a dues-paying at-large member of National Nurses United, you can find more information here.

How do I take action with the Nurse Advocacy Network?

We frequently hold virtual and in-person collective actions focused on hospital employers, elected officials, and other entities who have the ability to improve patient care and health care justice. Some of our current priorities include federal safe staffing ratios, workplace violence prevention, and all workers’ rights to organize a union.

Can I invite my coworkers, friends, and family to join?

Yes, and we hope you will! We know our strength comes from collective advocacy. The more of us who take action together, the more impactful our organizing will be. You can encourage others to join using the sign up form here.