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!"

Many envision nurses as gentle angels floating along hospital corridors dishing out pills and pillows while offering patients soothing words and support.

Testifying in Albany in support of the New York Health Act, a bill before the New York State Legislature to implement a single payer system, I shared overview from the perspective of an RN on this

By now, no one has any doubts that we’re not the organization we once were. Many members used to see the union as something apart: a third party.

“I became a nurse because I wanted to help people.” This is the most common reply to the question, “Why did you choose nursing?” So many of us are frustrated because we find that helping people is

One of the most famous quotes in US history is John F. Kennedy’s appeal to the American people when he said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

On July 4th we celebrate the 248th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

If someone broke into our homes and took our valuables, we would be outraged. Why are we not as upset about the theft of our history?

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