Hundreds of registered nurses from across the country will meet virtually with federal lawmakers on May 4-10 to urge them to step up measures to improve protections for hospital patients and nurses and other health care workers across the country.
See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.
It’s not every day that nurses, who are duty bound to protect our patients — experience a patient fighting just as hard to protect us. But it’s not every day that we meet someone like Ady Barkan.
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RNs across the United States are actively working with CNA/NNU to win their own mandated direct-care RN-to-patient staffing ratios. RNs in other countries have also been fighting to win RN-to-patient staffing ratios to improve conditions for their patients. Safe RN-to-patient staffing ratios have been proven to save lives, yet under-staffing is a major issue that RNs struggle with every day. We are ready to change that. Join us! More »