Our Work

Every day, Minnesota nurses are committed to their patients, working to ensure they receive the care they deserve. That’s why nurses are advocating for policy changes that support the health of all Minnesotans.

When you support our efforts, you help promote safe, quality care.

Your support has helped us:

  • Develop the first contract in the nation to permit closure of units when nurses can not safely care for patients due to short staffing.
  • Call for a constitutional amendment to secure healthcare as a right for all Minnesotans.
  • Restore funding for medical assistance to Minnesota’s most vulnerable populations by expanding Medicaid

By supporting our efforts to advocate for safe nurse-to-patient ratios, you can help us save lives.

Nurse Story

Building Trust in the Nurse to Patient Relationship

By Carrie Mortrud, RN   Year after year, the annual Gallup poll reports nurses are the most trusted profession. Nurses don’t take this for granted. We value this each and every year we receive the acknowledgement. What does it take, however, for a patient to trust his or her nurse completely?   My most influential trust experience as a bedside nurse occurred in my first six months as a nurse at a transitional care center. This patient was injured by a gunshot wound and was wheelchair bound. He likely suffered from depression being a young male in his 20s now facing a life without the ability to walk, run, and play ball as he once did. He spent many, many hours a day just lying in his bed refusing therapies, refusing rehab, and refusing care.   The patient also occasionally refused treatments delivered…
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