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

  • From ANA: CBO Report on the AHCA. Take Action! A lot of health care news has come out of Washington this week. Here’s what it means for the nursing profession and the patients you serve. CBO: 23 Million More Americans Uninsured under AHCA Yesterday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The CBO estimates that ...
  • Ohio Nurses Push To End Mandatory Overtime Ohio Nurses Association and the nurses in Ohio are pushing to end mandatory overtime and working to keep themselves and their patients safe. Follow the links for their stories http://bit.ly/2qhqSO5 https://www.ohnurses.org/ohio-patients-risk-nurses-fight-fatigue-illness/ http://www.news5cleveland.com/longform/ohio-patients-at-risk-as-nurses-fight-fatigue-illness
  • New Jersey HPAE Nurses Locked-Out   Sunrise House Workers Illegally Locked Out by Management Photo by Tracy Klimek/New Jersey Herald HPAE Local 5629 members at Sunrise House, a substance abuse treatment center in Lafayette, NJ owned by the for-profit company American Addiction Centers (AAC), have been illegally locked out by management. After nine months of bad faith bargaining and other labor law violations by ...
  • 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.