Thousands of nurses joined the COVID-19 update call earlier today. Due to the overwhelming response, it crashed the system. A recording of the National Nurses United (NNU) COVID-19 update call is now available on the union’s Media Resources section.
It was 1986. Registered nurses at the University of California medical centers had just two years earlier won the right to join the California Nurses Association — a soft landing at a time there was little distinction between the monarchial culture of the UC administration and the governance of the CNA, which included many UC nurse managers and educators.