A New Kind Of Union


We are a leading national labor union and collaborative voice for registered nurses. We are truly member driven and provide a fresh, new approach for nurses and a new model for national unions that centers on self-governance, respect for individual member states’ sovereignty and highly coordinated collaboration.

We take action at the local, state and national level to improve working conditions for nurses and achieve better patient outcomes. Our goal is ultimately to create a strong and stable nursing workforce, and improve health care delivery in the United States.

NFN is proudly affiliated with American Federation of Teachers, through the AFT Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Division


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Right Now

  • National Nurses Week May 6-13, 2016 Thanks to all nurses who give of themselves every day. We hope you find National Nurses Week rewarding.
  • SCOTUS Split Decision on Friedrichs vs CTA NFN Statement on SCOTUS Friedrichs Decisions Today’s Supreme Court 4-4 ruling in the ‘Friedrich vs California Teachers Association case protects nurses and healthcare workers who are represented by a union and who advocate for their workplace rights and the rights and safety of their patients and their communities. We at the NFN, our member state associations, and ...
  • The Supreme Court hears Friedrichs v. CTA On January 11, the SCOTUS heard arguments on the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.  It is an attack on public sector unions specifically and on all unions, and on our democracy.  Below are links to news and opinion: http://nursingworld.org/HomepageCategory/NursingInsider/ANA-Calls-Court-to-Reject-Attack-on-Americans-Right-to-Negotiate-Working-Conditions.html   http://www.aft.org/news/pro-worker-crowds-rally-court-hears-friedrichs-case   http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/friedrichs-california-teachers-union-supreme-court-217525#ixzz3wuhh3veH   http://www.oregonrn.org/?page=TimeToUnite   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/opinion/strong-unions-strong-democracy.html? _r=0
  • UWMC RNs Need Your Solidarity TODAY! Tuesday, November 10, 2015   UWMC nurses need your solidarity TODAY! Send letters to UW Regents urging them to end anti-union bargaining stance SEATTLE (Nov. 10, 2015) — Registered nurses at the University of Washington Medical Center need your help. They are struggling to overcome management opposition to achieving something that most other union members take for granted ...