We are the Service Employees International Union,
an organization of more than 2.1 million members
united by the belief in the dignity and worth of
workers and the services they provide and dedicated
to improving the lives of workers and their families
and creating a more just and humane society.
- SEIU mission statement
Protecting Patient Care and Saving Lives
"I have seen the demands of the nursing profession evolve as technology and the needs of our patients have evolved, but what remains unchanged is the commitment that nurses on the front lines of care have to stand up for their patients."
- Dian Palmer, RN, Nurse Alliance Chair and President of SEIU Healthcare WI
The Nurse Alliance of SEIU Healthcare advances and strengthens the voice of nurses on the local and national levels; trains and empowers nurse leaders in policy-making and politics; and promotes quality, affordable and accessible healthcare that enhances positive health outcomes using evidence-based best practices. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Nurses and the Affordable Care Act
SEIU nurses fought for more than a decade to pass the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law that is making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. However, 1 out of every 2 Americans still doesn't know the facts about the law -- that's why SEIU nurses are providing our communities with the facts about the new law's benefits.
Read how the healthcare law helps our members' patients →
Watch SEIU nurses explain the benefits of the healthcare law in 90 seconds →
Download PDF fact sheets and learn more about how the Affordable Care Act benefits:
SEIU Nurses on the Air
SEIU nurses from the front lines of care took to the airwaves in support of healthcare for more working Pennsylvanians.
Listen to clips →
Healthcare System at Work: State Snapshots
These state-by-state facts sheets provide a snapshot of our healthcare system at work and the essential care and services delivered by Medicare, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.
The History of Nurses Week
First celebrated by the International Council of Nurses in 1965, Nurses Week is now celebrated annually from May 6 - 12. The week culminates in "National Nurses Day," the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in the development of modern nursing.
More history →
Nurse Alliance Roundup
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Over 4 million people are already enrolled in marketplaces as of mid-February and SEIU and allies are poised to "finish the job" in the final stretch to the March 31 enrollment deadline. Our SEIU sisters and brothers are doing our part, having made more than 1.4 million contacts at the end of January.
This year marks the 26th National Black Nurses Day on Capitol Hill with the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). Nurses from across the country will meet with Members of Congress, their staff and other policy makers to discuss the importance of quality care and how nurses are leading the way in the era of healthcare reform.