Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, is the President of New York State Nurses Union, New York's largest union and professional association of registered nurses.
Judy is a full-time staff nurse in the Emergency Room at the Bronx's Montefiore Moses Medical Center. Sheridan-Gonzalez has vast experience working as an RN in numerous specialities, including Med-Surg, ICU, ER, and Pediatrics — at multiple facilities, including Metropolitan Hospital Center, Lincoln Medical Center, Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital, Hospital for Joint Diseases, North General Hospital, and Polyclinic.
"Only an activated, knowledgeable, and involved membership can make change happen. This is where YOU come in. Leaders are important, true, but it's the members who move mountains. Let's get going!"
What you don’t know could actually hurt you. The truth is that powerful corporations and the supremely rich push for laws to further their wealth and power. If we wish to make positive changes, we need to know what’s really going on.
NYSNA can now wage multi-faceted campaigns around access to care, safe staffing, preventing hospital closures and service slashes, stopping – and reversing – healthcare corporatization and privatization. We can promote our vision of an egalitarian, single-payer healthcare system and join the ranks of every developed nation in the world!
Any nurse will tell you about the bittersweet nature of December. The holidays tend to bring out the best and the worst in people and situations. It’s a time when people shock us with their generosity – or sadden us with the overwhelming depression or tragic events that seem to escalate at this time of year.