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National Nurse magazine January-February-March 2023

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NATIONAL NURSE,™ (USPS publication permit number 0807-560/ISSN 2153- 0386 print/ISSN 2153-0394 online) The Voice of National Nurses United, January-February-March 2023 (Volume 119/1) is published by National Nurses United, 155 Grand Avenue, Oak- land, CA 94612-2908. It provides news of or ganizational activities and reports on developments of concern to all regis- tered nurses across the nation. It also carries general coverage and commen tary on matters of nursing practice, community and public health, and health care policy. It is published quarterly, with combined issues in January-February-March (win- ter), April-May-June (spring), July-August- September (summer), and October- November-December (fall). Periodicals postage paid at Oakland, California. POSTMASTER: send address changes to National Nurse, ™ 155 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612-2908. To send a media release or announce- ment, fax (510) 663-0629. National Nurse™ is carried on the NNU website at For permission to reprint articles, write to Editorial Office. To subscribe, send $40 ($45 foreign) to Subscription Department. Please contact us with your story ideas They can be about practice or manage- ment trends you've observed, or simply something new you've encountered in the profession. They can be about one nurse, unit, or hospital, or about the wider landscape of healthcare policy from an RN's perspective. They can be humorous, or a matter of life and death. If you're a writer and would like to contribute an article, please let us know. You can reach us at EXECUTIVE EDITOR Bonnie Castillo, RN EDITOR Lucia Hwang GRAPHIC DESIGN Jonathan Wieder COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Sarah Cecile CONTRIBUTORS Rachel Berger, Lucy Diavolo, Amelia Dornbush, Chuleenan Svetvilas, Martha Wallner PHOTOGRAPHY Jaclyn Higgs, Tad Keyes, Choppy Oshiro hello nnu nurses! You will notice a new signatory below in this issue's letter: We are beyond thrilled and honored that Nancy Hagans, lifetime ICU RN and president of our latest affiliate organization, New York State Nurses Associa- tion, has joined us on the NNU Council of Presidents. Nancy is a formidable leader and just recently helped her New York City nurse colleagues take on the city's hospital industry with two major strikes that captured the attention of the entire country and even around the world. The nurses emerged victorious, and we're sure it's in no small part due to Nancy's unwavering, no- nonsense voice and leadership. So please welcome Nancy! You can read all about her and the roots of her union activism in this issue of the magazine. Also in this issue, we have lots of coverage of our nurses on the move, taking collective action on everybody's num- ber one current top problem: unsafe short staffing. Nurses across the country held a National Day of Action Jan. 26 to demand safe staffing levels. Michigan nurses recently polled nurses and identified that safe staffing was the top factor that would keep nurses working in direct care. As we men- tioned, New York City nurses went on strike for three days over this very issue. And you know NNU nurses are making history because we are, in fact, currently in a museum! Read about how California Nurses Association and nurse leaders are spot- lighted in a special California Museum exhibition on the history and legacy of Filipnx American workers in the Golden State. Registered nurses this January again topped Gallup's public opinion poll as the most trusted and ethical profes- sion. It's because our patients know we have their best interests at heart and we, with the backing of our unions, will never stop fighting for them. Laban! Deborah Burger, RN; Nancy Hagans, RN; Jean Ross, RN; Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN National Nurses United Presidents Letter from the NNU presidents Stay connected FACEBOOK: TWITTER: @RNmagazine, @NationalNurses FLICKR: VIMEO: DIGITAL MAGAZINE:

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