I wanted to share some big news from Congress.
This news is personal to me, because I was forcefully arrested at work for following my hospital's policy of protecting an unconscious patient who could not consent to a blood draw.
It's unacceptable that one in four of us nurses has been hurt by workplace violence. And now, it's time to do something about it.
The stories are horrifying, and all too common. Every single day, nurses are stabbed, punched, grabbed, kicked, verbally assaulted, or worse.
I refuse to allow these abuses to be part of the reality of what it means to be a nurse. But unless ALL of us speak up for this bill, right now, it will continue. Send your letter today >>
When we raise our voices together, we win real change for ALL nurses. Last Congress, ANA won a major victory when nurses were included in a national opioid response plan. And more than 16,000 nurse advocates have already signed ANA's #EndNurseAbuse pledge, standing together against workplace violence and committing to report abuse whenever safely possible.
Nurses belong to the most trusted profession in America and our voices are enormously powerful. If we stand together, we CAN pass this important legislation.
Thanks for helping work toward a future where nurses can safely help others heal... without putting ourselves at risk along the way.