As National Nurses Week approaches, New York seeks ‘Safe Staffing’ for the state’s caregivers


The names and images of no fewer than three dozen New York nurses who died of COVID-19 line a digital memorial that the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) created to honor their sacrifice on the front lines of the pandemic battle.

In many ways, the memorial serves as a continued reminder of the pandemic’s cost as well as the need to ensure that all nurses in New York receive the proper protection and staffing to safely care for their patients.