Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Nurse holds signs "Safe Staffing Saves Lives"

Doctors Modesto nurses protest state waiver of safe staffing standards

Registered nurses at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, Calif., will hold a shift change action on Wednesday, Dec. 23 to object to the recent waivers on safe staffing standards that acute-care hospitals are pursuing.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
Nurses stand in front of Emanate Health

Emanate nurses: Hospital industry attack on safe staffing puts lives of patients, nurses, workers at risk

Registered nurses at Emanate Health in Covina, Calif., will hold a press conference on Friday, Dec. 18 to protest the recent waiver on safe staffing standards that has been granted to acute care hospitals.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
December 17, 2020
Nurses hold signs calling for safe staffing

Nurses to Bring Grinch, Coal to HCA Offices, Unsafe Virus Conditions Betray Holiday Spirit

HCA administrators are delivering a somber holiday season in their West Florida hospitals, say registered nurses, and RNs from eight West Florida HCA hospitals intend to remind the top executives of their betrayal of the holiday spirit for nurses and patients with a visit to HCA’s West Florida Regional offices today.

National Nurses United
December 17, 2020
That Kindness cast on Zoom

Billy Porter, Marisa Tomei in National Nurses United video play that spotlights dangers for nurses during the pandemic

National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN, joins Tony Award-winning playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler) tonight at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET to present THAT KINDNESS, a play in nurses’ own words, to raise awareness about attacks on staffing ratios and nurses’ emotional health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

National Nurses United
December 16, 2020
Nurses holds signs for safe staffing

California nurses hold press conference to warn new rule to let hospitals violate safe staffing standards will lead to more death and suffering of both patients and health care workers

The California Nurses Association will hold a virtual press conference Wednesday to warn that allowing hospitals blanket permission to violate California’s RN-to-patient safe staffing law under the cover of the Covid-19 surge will inevitably lead to more patient, nurse, and other health care worker infections and deaths.

California Nurses Association
December 15, 2020