Pettis Memorial


Mary Mendoza, RN
Email: maja66rn@yahoo.com
Michelle Wagner, RN
Vice President
Staci Abbott, RN
Amber Pule, RN
Carla Herring, RN
Association Representation Coordinator

Pettis Memorial News

BRN Renewals

Posted on August 23, 2012

Renewing your BRN license this year? Be smart and do it early or do it online. Word is there have been delays in processing license renewals this year. Don’t get caught in the system. Online, early, or both!

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Proposed “Temporary Waiver” in Budget Would Waive Staffing Ratios During Meal Breaks

Posted on June 14, 2012

The proposed language would allow hospitals to waive the staffing ratios on all units during meals and breaks. “The UNAC/UHCP, AFSCME legislative team immediately developed a plan to actively oppose the language and to inform the legislators that UNAC/UHCP, AFSCME would never support anything that would threaten the staffing ratios that California Registered Nurses worked so hard to achieve and the patients deserve,” said Barbara Blake, RN, UNAC/UHCP State Secretary/Treasurer. Click here to read UNAC/UHCP’s letter of opposition to the proposed language.

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UNAC/UHCP’s Gallery of Success at AAOC 2012

Posted on May 31, 2012

As the Gallery of Success at this year’s Affiliate Officer’s Conference (AAOC) shows, it’s been a big year for UNAC/UHCP. In addition to this year’s high-profile contract wins, every affiliate increased membership participation. Read on to learn how.

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UNAC/UHCP Celebrates Nurses Week

Posted on May 11, 2012

After starting Nurses Week with a recap of how far we’d come in the year since last Nurses Week, thousands of UNAC/UHCP nurses employed by Kaiser got a special Nurses Week gift–a Tentative Agreement on a fantastic new contract. Details are forthcoming. We have a photo gallery of the UNAC/UHCP celebrations that took place all over Southern California. Read all about it!

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Happy Nurses Week!

Posted on May 6, 2012

During Nurses Week on May 6-12, we thank our strongest advocates for patients: Registered Nurses. Thank you for all that you do for this union!

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Board of Registered Nursing is Restored

Posted on February 15, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 98, the legislation reconstituting the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The entire board will be reappointed under the new bill.

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Become a Steward

Posted on September 7, 2011

Do you feel empowered to be more involved with your union? Do you want to help serve as a bridge between your unit and your union representatives? Together we can! Become a Steward! Attend Steward trainings, proudly wear your Steward button when on your unit and together we can help build a stronger union. If […]

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Our Numbers are on the Rise!

Posted on September 6, 2011

There is strength in numbers! Our union membership is at an all time high and growing! Together we can make those numbers even better! Interested in becoming a member? Know someone who is not a member? It’s as easy as filling out a postcard! Come to the PMRNA office located on 2SW room 2D-48 and […]

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Knowledge is Power!

Posted on September 6, 2011

Basic Labor Management Training coming soon! Earn up to six (6) CE contact hours upon completion of this program. Lunch will be provided. Come and get more involved with YOUR union. There is a $10.00 attendance fee to reserve your spot that will be refunded to you on the day of the class. Mail check […]

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Biographies of PMRNA Officers

Posted on July 8, 2011

Mary Mendoza, MSN, Ed, RN, CCRN President In April 2005, Mary Mendoza started her employment at Jerry L. Pettis VA Medical Center as a critical care nurse. Her nursing experience is extensive and diverse. Mary worked in four other acute care hospitals besides the VA Medical Center. She provided nursing care to diverse clients from […]

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