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Nurses at press conference.

Chicago City Council to Pass Resolution Urging Urging Gov. Pritzker and Legislature to Pass Safe Patient Limits Act (H.B. 2604)

Registered nurses with National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) applaud the Chicago City Council, which is expected to pass a resolution on Feb. 19, urging Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois lawmakers to pass the Safe Patient Limits Act (H.B. 2604). This bill mandates minimum nurse-to-patient ratios for every hospital unit at all times.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
February 18, 2020


Ohio nurses want law limiting nurse-patient ratios

Arguing that hospitals put patient care at risk by overworking essential front-line caregivers, nurses across Ohio are pushing lawmakers to limit the number of patients for whom they are responsible.

Jim Siegel, The Columbus Dispatch
February 14, 2017


What Nurses Really Wants

This Nurses Week, all the pizza in the world won’t make up for our employers’ lack of respect

Each year, there’s a special week to honor America’s most trusted profession: nurses! We become nurses because it’s our calling, and we do it for our patients, not for accolades. But we also know that the oath we take to help and heal all people — is constantly hindered by employers who cut corners to boost profits. And that makes management’s “We appreciate you!” box of Krispy Kremes during Nurses Week fall a bit flat.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United