nurses-united.jpgThe nation’s largest union of registered nurses, National Nurses United, issued an urgent appeal for volunteer RNs  to go to Haiti, and more than 4,500 U.S. nurses answered the call within 24 hours.

Rose Ann De Moro, executive director of NNU in Oakland, Calif., said she’s asked for military protection for the volunteer nurses.

A first wave of 40 California nurses will fly out this weekend, while NNU said it is setting up a command center in Miami to prepare the first team for deployment.

(Read more in NBC L.A.)


  1. As a Registered Nurse from Canada, I am moved by this RN initiative. Never before have we been so united in an effort such as this one. I was privileged to teach nursing students from Haiti for several years in the ’90s. Even at the best of times, the courageous people of this country faced hardships. They need us now more than ever. We are very proud of you, sisters…

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