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Nurses across Pennsylvania are uniting to ensure we have elected leaders in Harrisburg who share our Nurse Values and will work with us to implement The Nurse Plan for Pennsylvania’s Recovery.

Our experience as frontline nurses, before and since the pandemic, teaches us that our laws and lawmakers have a great impact on the health of our patients and on the kind of care we deliver. And right now, too many of them aren’t with us. Though we didn’t train to be advocates in politics, we know that patient advocacy means speaking up everywhere decisions about healthcare and nursing are being made.

It’s been a long year. We’ve faced a massive crisis, and too many elected leaders failed nurses. After months of facing a global pandemic, often without adequate PPE or staffing; after conducting the 2020 Nurse Values Survey, after launching our platform, The Nurse Plan for PA’s Recovery; after months of advocating for legislators to do what’s right; after seeing not enough legislators listen to nurses or act on our advocacy… 

After all thatWe know who stands with us, and who doesn’t. Now, we just need to let nurses and the public know.

We know that what happens on November 3rd will have a tremendous impact on matters we care deeply about, things like safe staffing in our facilities, adequate PPE, contact tracing, widespread rapid testing, paid sick days, and a voice for nurses in the deicision about our patients and profession. We must elect politicians who share our Nurse Values and plan to act on our issues, and we need those who don’t or won’t to make room for those who will.

None of us became nurses thinking we would need to also become a political force. But when most of the Pennsylvania legislature fails to listen to or act on our advocacy for our patients, profession, and communities through a pandemic, then advocating for our patients means getting different legislators.

Nurses are a force to be reckoned with, and ignoring us is a mistake. 1 in 40 registered voters in Pennsylvania is a nurse, and the public has rated nurses as the most trusted profession for 18 years straight. Put our numbers, our moral power, and our passion for advocating for our patients, our profession, and our communities together. Now think about what we can do in an election where we know who failed us in our greatest hour of need, and they’re asking for our vote.

We intend to elect a legislature ready to listen to and act on our Nurse Values. Our patients, profession, and communities deserve nothing less.

Sign up to volunteer

With your help, we can make a big impact in the November 3rd elections to advance our Nurse Values.

Check out the 2020 Nurse Values Report Card

Use the Report Card to see how the candidates asking for your vote scored on our Nurse Values.

Why Nurses are Coming Together:

Breaking Point: Pennsylvania’s Patient Care Crisis

We surveyed 1,000 nurses who work in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care and more — from Scranton to Erie to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — and the results show a clear crisis in patient care with nurses spending less time at the bedside, chronic understaffing, and high turnover.

About Nurses of Pennsylvania

Nurses of Pennsylvania is an organization of, by and for nurses focused on improving the beside care nurses provide. PA nurses work in cities and small towns, at large hospitals, in nursing homes and more – tied together by their commitment to their patients, their families and their communities. United for quality care, Nurses of Pennsylvania is focused on leading the state to a healthcare system that puts patients first.

Sign up to volunteer

With your help, we can make a big impact in the November 3rd elections to advance our Nurse Values.

Sign the petition for safe patient limits

Check out the 2020 Nurse Values Report Card

Use the Report Card to see how the candidates asking for your vote scored on our Nurse Values.

Read the 2020 Nurse Values Survey Report