Strength At Work

Patient advocates need a strong voice on the job. That voice is NYSNA. By uniting together, we make sure that our patients get the care they deserve, and that we get the pay, benefits, and respect we need to keep giving care. NYSNA RNs are united to win safe staffing ratios, professional pay and benefits, and a voice in patient care decisions. 

The New York State Nurses Association is the largest union and professional association for registered nurses. We are 42,000 frontline nurses united for strength at work, our practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all.

NYSNA nurses are working together to win safe staffing, keep hospitals open for care, stop the Wall Street attack on our patients, and win healthcare for all.

NYSNA is an organization of nurses using our collective power to have a real say in our working conditions and patient care.

What to do when faced with unsafe assignments, workplace violence, and management harassment. Real stories from real nurses united for strength at work.

Welcome to the Labor Education page! Following is information about upcoming events. Please check back often, as we are always planning new workshops and trainings.

Nursing Member Leaders are working nurses, trained to deeply understand a facility’s contract and the rights of his or her fellow nurses. The Nursing Member Leader is trained to successfully organize collective actions, to enforce the contract, and to represent and counsel nurses facing discipline.

The New York State Nurses Association is a labor organization of more than 42,000 frontline nurses and healthcare professionals in over 150 hospitals, nursing homes, public health departments, city