Nearly 2,000 nurses from around New York state traveled to the state Capitol in Albany to urge lawmakers to pass a minimum staffing law that would mandate how many nurses are on duty at hospitals and nursing homes.

Siena College has taken the wraps off a new bachelor's degree in nursing program. 

On January 7th, nursing staff represented by the New York State Nurses Association demonstrated outside Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. Those participating were then locked out for four days until the following Monday. Demonstrations continued until workers were let back in.


Two Capital Region Assemblymen are scheduled to join picketing nurses outside Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville Saturday. Democrats Phil Steck and Angelo Santabarbara are scheduled to rally outside the hospital at noon.

RN, Theresa Brown,  is a frequent contributor to the New York Times opinion page and a leading voice on healthcare as seen from the nurse's perspective. Her new book, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives, is a firsthand account of what nurses do day in and day out and looks to open our eyes to the intense, frustrating, and often joyful profession that is really the heart and soul of any hospital. 

Andrew Coates: Celebrating Our Nurse Colleagues

Jun 14, 2013

I practice hospital medicine.

Recently the nurses at our hospital voted to give me an award. They told me about it, discreetly, one by one, ahead of the official notice from the administration. These caregiving colleagues, upon whom our patients in the hospital depend every day, took the time to let me know that they also depend upon me. Wow. A true honor.

Striking nursing home workers in Connecticut are hopeful about returning to work after five months on the picket lines, but the company that owns the homes is fighting a judge's order to reinstate the workers by Monday.

About 50 of the 600 striking workers rallied Wednesday outside Newington Health Care Center, one of the five homes owned by Parsippany, N.J.-based HealthBridge Management where workers are on strike. They cheered Tuesday's ruling by federal Judge Robert Chatigny.

NYS Attorney General's Office

Two nurses working at the C-V-P-H Medical Center in Plattsburgh have been arrested and charged with forging prescriptions and stealing drugs.

NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has charged licensed practical nurse Ann Witt with stealing and forging prescriptions to obtain hydrocodone and xanax from various pharmacies.

Wendy Therrian, also a licensed practical nurse, was charged with falsifying business records and computer tampering in order to steal oxycodone.