NYPNU debuts videos featuring Members speaking about Non-Nursing Functions & History of the Union

One of the scourges of a nurse’s day is all the non-nursing functions s/he must do. It takes a team to care for a patient. Everyone’s role is vital. When roles aren’t filled, it’s left to the nurse. And if a nurse is pulled away from her/his duties, patient care suffers. Learn more by hearing it straight from the nurses.


There was a time when nurses were the lowest paid employees of the hospital. There was a time when a nurse’s life was not her/his own, routinely working mandatory overtime. There was a time when nurse-patient ratios were solely decided by the Administration.