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!"

Forging unity is a critical goal; it can only happen when people see their common interests, instead of focusing on...

Sometimes we lose hope. Chronically working short-staffed, lacking critical resources, bringing these issues forward to management’s unresponsive ears — we could resign...

As I write this column, our priority bill, the “Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act” (S.782/A.8580-A) – the bill that...

One Christmas, we nurses decided — as we always do — to celebrate the holiday at work: everyone cooking to make it special, as...

In spite of a torrential downpour, massive flooding and traffic nightmares that make NYC famous, more than 100 nurses showed...

“Wow! Awesome! Amazing!” That was the overwhelming consensus regarding the content, workshops and booths at the NYSNA Convention.

Again,...

The future of nursing lies with the nursing students of today. What is the legacy we, practicing nurses, leave for...

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