2022 NYSNA Convention

Register | Delegate Information | Pre-Convention Town Halls | Transportation | Lodging
Classes | COVID Protections

“One Strong Union, One United Voice”

October 19 - 20, 2022 | Resorts World Catskills, Monticello, NY
2022 Official Call To Convention

Since the transformation of our union 10 years ago, NYSNA nurses and healthcare professionals have used our voice to become a powerful and democratic union fighting for healthcare justice and winning — from the frontlines. As we build our bargaining power like never before and enter a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need the full power of our members’ voices to win the respect and safe staffing that we all deserve.

Join us for two days of education, solidarity, advocacy, and fun that will set the direction and priorities for our union. Classes and plenaries taught by nursing and labor experts

Online Registration for the 2022 NYSNA Convention has ended.

On-site Registration will begin at 4:30 on Tuesday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the EpiCenter Foyer, 1st Floor of the Resorts World Catskills.

Delegate Information

NOTE: Login to the NYSNA Members Only section of the website to review the Current NNU Constitution and the Affiliation Agreement being presented for approval at Convention.

A REMINDER: Resolutions for consideration by the Convention Voting Body must be received by the NYSNA Secretary no later than September 19, 2022. Convention Delegates can email resolutions to info@nysna.org with the subject line: “Resolution."

Pre-Convention Town Halls

From bargaining contracts, fighting over parity, enforcing staffing ratios, and voting on affiliation with National Nurses United, there is a lot going on. All these efforts fall under one umbrella – a campaign for power, dignity, and growth.

Join an upcoming town hall meeting to learn more and join the discussion.


NYSNA is providing buses (based on a minimum need) on the evenings of October 18 and 19 from facilities in the NYC boroughs to Monticello, as well as return buses at the conclusion of the convention on October 20 at 5 p.m. More buses may be added based on need. Convention delegates who work in areas where NYSNA does not provide transportation (based on not meeting the minimum required attendance), will be reimbursed for mileage and tolls.

Lodging - UPDATES as of Sept. 12

Resorts World Catskills 

Main Tower - Single rooms only left (king bed): $179. - for members opting to pay for a single room. Members would be reimbursed for half the cost of this room. 

Adler at Resorts World Catskills - King bed room with pull out couches available: $169. Members would be reimbursed for half the cost of this room. If they have a roommate willing to share a couch, they would be reimbursed for the other half of the room. This hotel is right next to the main tower - go to the lobby floor and follow signs to resorts world casino (NYSNA will have signage as well), take about roughly 20 steps outside to the door to the main tower. You can check in at either building for both hotels. 

To make reservations at either of these hotels, call the Central Reservations line at: (833) 586 -9358 and mention New York State Nurses or book online and enter booking code #1608 under NYS Nurses Association.  

Kartrite Resort

The Kartrite Resort is located about 1 mile from Resorts World Catskills hotel. Available rooms: 

Junior Double Queen Suite, 2 double beds: $199. 

  • Junior King Suite, King bed and pull out sofa sleeper: $199. 

  • Two-bedroom Suite, 2 Queens and 1 king bed:$359. Four members can share this suite and be reimbursed for ¼ of the cost per person for members that want to stay as a group. 

The Kartrite is normally closed this time of year but has opened the hotel portion for our convention. Their indoor water park is closed. 

NOTE: NYSNA will provide shuttle service to and from this property for the duration of the convention.  

To book rooms at this location, call 844-527-8748 and mention New York State Nurses or book online.   

If members have any issues making reservations at either property, they should e-mail MCPso we can address them with the hotel. 

Download the Property and Amenities Overview Flyer.


Classes and plenaries taught by nursing and labor experts, include:

  • Uncovering Hospital Finances Informs Ethical Concerted Actions for Nurse Activists
  • Advanced Staffing Captains Training: How RN Staffing Captains Can Use Their Data to Build Better Staffing Levels
  • Protesting Your Assignment: A Primer on Documenting the Issue
  • Statewide Staffing Legislation: Operationalization of the Staffing Law
  • Stressed Out: Why Nursing Is So Stressful and How to Advocate for Change
  • Relaxation and Self-Healing: Holistic Nursing as a Way of Life
  • Workplace Violence on the Rise: Winning Mental Health and Other Resources to Reduce Nurse Risk
  • Opportunities for Nurses to Use the Contract Negotiations Period to Advocate for Improved Patient Care
  • The Role of the Bedside Nurse in Building Nurse Power: A Case Study
  • Coupling the New NYS Staffing Law and the 2022 Contract Campaigns
  • Staffing Law Year 2 Bargaining - What Nurses Need to Do to Be Prepared for Year 2 Staffing Plan Bargaining
  • Mastering Nurses’ Contract Language to Address Practice Environment Concerns
  • Nurses Building Political Power – How and Why We Build Coalitions
  • Nurses Leveraging Political Power in Bargaining - Assessing Our Strength to Win
  • Nurses Organize to Have One Strong Unified Voice to Address Patient Care
  • No One Left Behind: An Intersectional Approach to Nurses Building Power and Achieving Social Justice at the Bedside and in the Workplace

COVID Protections

All participants may be required to:

  • Wear a mask for the duration of the meeting
  • Provide proof of vaccination
  • Test negative for COVID (using a rapid test) no more than 24 hours prior to arriving
  • These requirements are subject to change based on updates to New York City and State regulations

For more information, or for any special needs, please contact the NYSNA Meeting and Convention Planning (MCP) office at 518-782-9400, ext. 277, or email mcp@nysna.org.

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