Nurses of Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization of, by and for nurses focused on improving the bedside 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 gives nurses a seat at the decision-making table and puts patients first.
Nurses of Pennsylvania is an organization of, by and for nurses focused on improving the bedside care nurses provide. Pennsylvania nurses work in cities and small towns, at large hospitals, in nursing homes and more—yet we’re tied together by our patients, our families, and communities. We want to lead the state to a healthcare system that puts patients first.
As nurses, we are used to trying to do more with less, but there is only so far we can all stretch. Giant corporations and multi-million-dollar executives are too often calling all the shots in healthcare, and they are focused on profits over patients. When your health is on the line, it is not the time to cut corners and pinch pennies.
How to get involved
How We Work
Nurses of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of nurses and healthcare advocates who steer the overall direction of our work. Our nurse board drives day-to-day decisions and leads the fight for safe staffing and better patient care, with input from the thousands of nurses participating in our movement.
Our Board of Directors:
Eileen Kelly RN
Eileen lives in rural Northwest PA, and she has been a registered nurse for 25 years working in Med-Surg, ICU, and Dialysis and is now working as a per diem nurse. Eileen first got involved with Nurses of PA helping to plan our first Safe Staffing Summit in the summer of 2018. As a newly elected board member, Eileen is excited to focus on growing and funding the Nurses of PA movement, and passing legislation for safe patient limits!
Claudia Crane RN
Jake Reese, RN at Regional Hospital:
Jake Reese is a registered nurse at Regional Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He currently works in the Cardiac Telemetry unit where patients are acutely ill and require continuous cardiac monitoring. Jake is a founding member of Nurses of Pennsylvania and currently serves as our Secretary-Treasurer.
Alex Rendina RN
Alex Rendina RN, MSN, CMSRN has been practicing all areas of nursing in several different Pennsylvania hospitals. He has served on the Nurse Alliance of SEIU Pennsylvania and has been working towards legislation to improve nursing ratios for all Pennsylvania nurses in all areas of healthcare from long-term care to acute care. Currently, he has been working as an assistant professor of nursing preparing future nurses to fulfill the current and continuing shortage in professional nursing care.
Antoinette Kraus, Executive Director of Public Health Access Network:
Antoinette Kraus currently serves as founding Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN). Since joining PHAN in 2008 Kraus has helped grow the Pennsylvania Health Access Network into the state’s largest consumer-driven organization.