May 5th, 2017


Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Nurses, healthcare providers, and the scientific community understand that unsafe nurse-to-patient ratios contribute to increased morbidity and mortality for patients. Unsafe staffing also creates unhealthy and unsafe environments for nurses to practice, and contributes to nurse burnout. As a result, our community is working to change the current care environment.

NursesTakeDC is a nurse-driven movement to make safe nurse to patient ratios a reality for all nurses in the United States. This year nurses will gather in Washington, DC for a National Rally to raise public awareness regarding the importance of safe nurse-to-patient ratios and to support pending legislation.

Event Details

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 Pre-Rally / Lobby Your Legislator Event Event to take place late afternoon/early evening, details TBA
Friday, May 5th, 2017 @ 11am Rally at the Capitol Location: U.S. Capitol Building, Area 1
Details TBA

Contact Information

General Inquiries

For general questions about this event, please contact us at nursestakedc@smysofficial.com

Media Relations

If you are a member of the media, and would like to cover this event, please contact Doris Carol (doris.carroll@smysofficial.com)

Sponsors / Vendors

If you’d like to sponsor any of the DC2017 events, or if you’d like to be a vendor at one of our events, please contact us via e-mail at dc2017@smysofficial.com

Professional Organizations

If you represent a nursing (or other healthcare) organization that would like to participate in this event, please contact Jalil Johnson (jalil.johnson@smysofficial.com)