Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN

Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, MSN, FNP is the President of the 40,000 member New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), New York's largest nurses’ union. She's worked for more than 30 years as an Emergency Room RN in Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, as well as in a variety of other specialties in assorted health care environments. She is part of an active group of nurses engaged in transforming the organization into a social justice union, pledged to participate in uniting labor and community, in order to construct a movement dedicated to combat inequality and committed to social change.

"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!"

For me, an area of moral clarity is: you’re in front of someone who’s suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.

In a variety of locations throughout the state, local bargaining units are negotiating contracts with employers who show little empathy for us, for patients or for conditions in our communities.

No one can argue against how precious our children are to us: as parents, as families and as a society. All animal species develop elaborate plans to protect their young.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Over 80 years ago, newly elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated the above—now a well-known cliché.

In Las Vegas in October 2017, Stephen Paddock killed 58 concertgoers — the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

If a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water, which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will b

The Winter Holiday Season in New York is intense for everyone. For nurses and other round-the-clock workers, we face additional stresses: we often work on these special days.

No, it’s not easy being a nurse in today’s medical environment. Many of us feel that the little autonomy we once had has been eviscerated with modules, protocols and checklists.