Registered Nurses

For the past 14 years, nurses have ranked in public opinion as the most respected profession in the country. Our 1199SEIU registered nurses (RNs) are highly trained and educated professionals who save lives while caring for patients in a diversity of settings. RNs are the primary advocates for the safety and health of patients and the backbone of the medical teams that assure patients receive excellent medical care and are treated with dignity, respect and compassion. RNs are also on the frontlines during emergencies, national catastrophes and healthcare crises. The more than 10,000 RNs in 1199SEIU not only work tirelessly in our institutions on behalf of our patients, but in our state and national capitols for safe-staffing and other vital legislative measures to assure the best outcomes for our patients.

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Apr 28, 2017
May 13, 16, 17, 2017 - Registered Professional Nurses CNOR Certification Review Course that may enhance quality patient care and improve…
Apr 28, 2017
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 2017 - This 4-day Educational Activity provides a comprehensive didactic curriculum and is being presented by 1199 Office of…
Jun 15, 2016
The 1199SEIU ChildCare Fund held its annual Lab Coat Ceremony at the Union?s Davis / Cherkasky Conference Center in Manhattan May 23. Ev...
May 10, 2016
RALLY & MARCH FOR SAFE STAFFING AT VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER NYSNA nurses & 1199SEIU healthcare workers have been worki...
Apr 7, 2016
New collective bargaining agreement meets dual goals of maintaining and improving quality care at the hospital and protecting good jobs ...
Apr 6, 2016
Vigil at Vassar Brothers Medical Center: NYSNA Nurses and 1199SEIU Technologists, Technicians, and Healthcare Workers are Standing Up fo...
Jan 16, 2016
Members of 1199SEIU and the New York State Nurses Association held a joint informational picket at sites throughout New York City and th...
Jan 14, 2016
Action on MLK Birthday Evokes His Legacy: ?Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.?*...
Dec 16, 2015
Healthcare workers from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and registered nurses from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)...
Dec 9, 2015
Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists Reach Tentative Contract Agreement, Service and Maintenance Workers Will Begin Bargaining S...


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