Pat Kane, RN

Every day, nurses and healthcare workers are being sent into battle without armor.

This is a difficult email to send.

I’m devastated to report that over the past few days, several NYSNA members have fallen victim to COVID-19.

NYSNA has been working nonstop over the past few weeks to address this unprecedented pandemic.

The story of Shalon Irving is shocking. Thanks to reportage of ProPublica and NPR the demise of this extraordinary African American scientist and mother was brought to the public in late 2017.

Sandy made landfall just two days after the end of our NYSNA convention last year. Hundreds of nurses, including me and many of my colleagues at Staten Island University Hospital, were mandated to stay at our facilities. Some of us went home to find our houses destroyed or unlivable. Worse, some lost neighbors and loved ones. Yet NYSNA nurses throughout the affected areas showed courage and strength. By Pat Kane, RN