National Nurses United

National Nurse magazine October-November-December 2018

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4 News Briefs RNs at HCA-affiliated hospitals celebrate new contracts 5 | RNs at two Tucson hospitals win unions 6 | Minnesota RNs' election work pays off 7 | Iowa RNs pull together for patients after tornado 8 | Nurses' advocacy has impact on merger 9 | VA nurses fight back against recent attacks 10 | Additional University of Chicago Medical Center RNs unionize 11 | University of California RNs win new contract 12 | RNRN volunteers help Camp Fire victims 13 | Arcadia Methodist RNs join CNA; Remaining Stanford ValleyCare RNs unionize 14 | Alhambra RNs celebrate first contract; Contra Costa County nurses approve new pact; Hi-Desert RNs win first contract; San Joaquin RNs renew agreement 15 A Year of Power in Review Nobody rises to a challenge like nurses. By Bonnie Castillo, RN 16 Higher Calling To try and save her east D.C. hospital, RN Elissa Curry stretched her comfort zone to advocate for her patients. By Rachel Berger 18 Building a Legacy Mother and son RNs Julie and Alex Laslett are unionizing Johns Hopkins Hospital for themselves and future generations. By Lucia Hwang 20 High Stakes At 2018 NNU convention, RN leaders chart course for the future. By Kari Jones 22 Bearing Witness Documenting our 2018 advocacy through photos. 29 Editorial Index 2018 You know you read something in the magazine that you'd like to recall, but can't quite place in which issue you read it. Use our handy 2018 editorial index to locate content from this past year. Contents J U LY | A U G U S T | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 W W W . N A T I O N A L N U R S E S U N I T E D . O R G N A T I O N A L N U R S E 3 ON THE COVER: From left: Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) volunteers Trish Gonzalez, RN, Rebecca Blecker, RN, Jennifer Mattox, NP, and April Ancheta, RN provided medical aid in November to victims of the dead- liest wildfire in California history, the Butte County Camp Fire. Photo: Jaclyn Higgs 22 20 6

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