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Our members and profession come first.Nurses

The Registered Nurses Professional Association is committed to obtaining the highest level of quality patient care and professional nursing standards by empowering each nurse to achieve their professional goals as individuals and as an organization.

  • We negotiate for members on matters of economic and general welfare and administer collective bargaining agreements between members and employer.
  • We represent registered nurses in employment relations with the Agency on all matters of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
  • We maintain dialogue between nursing staff and the Agency in order to allow the nursing staff to have an effective voice concerning conditions related to client care, nursing practice and professional standards.
  • We serve as a mechanism by which the practice of nursing and quality of care received by consumers, is maintained, evaluated and improved.
  • We participate in the implementation of evaluative processes in order to monitor adherence to established nursing standards.
  • We promote a positive nursing image within the community.
  • We promote career mobility in nursing.
  • We further the continuing education opportunities of members.
  • We promote legislation which fosters standards of excellence in nursing practice.


RNPA Newsroom

CE Class Legally Speaking Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – 8:00AM – 4:30PM Holiday Inn San Jose Course Description At the end of the day do you feel confident you have charted thoroughly and with confidence? Would a legal investigation show your competent care? Staffing issues: Do you feel you can speak up safely? Do you feel […]

RNPA General Membership Meeting Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:45AM – 8:45AM RNPA Office 1:45PM – 2:45PM RNPA Office 3:45PM – 4:45PM RNPA Office 5:30PM – 6:30PM RNPA Office Agenda Staffing Notice of Staffing Level Forms Other concerns

February 2016 NewsBreak Volume 39, Issue 2 PTO Cash-Out A nurse’s eligibility for Paid Time Off (PTO) cash-out is determined by the number of occurrences of unscheduled absences, including sick leave in the payroll year (26 pay periods).  The period for cash-out eligibility for 2015 began December 22, 2014 and ended December 20, 2015. Please […]


Representing Nurses throughout the

Santa Clara County
Health & Hospital




Our members serve Santa Clara County’s diverse residents at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, nine Valley Health Center Clinics, Elmwood and the Main Jail.



VMC is a 461 bed hospital, with a level 1 Trauma Center.



Each year VMC serves 22,000 inpatients, and our Emergency Room sees 83,000. Our nine neighborhood Clinics serve 856,486 patients a year.

Board of Directors

and Staff

Daisy Brown
January 2016 – January 2018

Vice President
Katherine Volpe
January 2016 – January 2018

Vice President
Zeniah Andres
January 2015 – January 2017

Susette Rowsell
January 2015 – January 2017

Debbie Chang
January 2015 – January 2017

Area Representative Chairperson
Kathleen Carrillo-Frost
January 2015 – January 2017

Patti Pelkey
January 2016 – January 2018

Gina Scialabba
January 2015 – January 2017

Michael Benipayo
January 2016 – January 2018

Continuing Education Chairperson
Linda Hurley
January 2015 – January 2017

Association Representative
Shannon Ruth

Office Coordinator
Lindsay Kelley


For a list of links and forms, please CLICK HERE.



Questions? We are here to help


Phone: 408.292.6061             Fax: 408.292.4729

Daisy BrownDaisy@rnpa.net      Zeniah Andreszeniah@rnpa.net     Katherine Volpekat@rnpa.net    Susette RowsellSRowsell@rnpa.net

Katherine Volpekat@rnpa.net     Jane Valdezjane@rnpa.net     Linda Hurley : lhurley@rnpa.net

Katy Carrillo-Frost : kcarrillo-frost@rnpa.net

Shannon Ruthshannon@rnpa.net      Lindsay Kelleylindsay@rnpa.net

E-mail: sccrnpa@rnpa.net        Address: 950 So. Bascom Avenue Suite 2120, San Jose, CA 95128



From 280 South: Continue on I-280 N to Southwest Expy. Take the Race St/Southwest Expy exit from I-280 N. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Southwest Expy and merge onto Southwest Expy. Turn right on to Fruitdale Ave. Turn left on Bascom Ave. Destination will be on the left.

From 680 South to 280 North: Get on I-680 S from McKee Rd. Follow I-680 S and I-280 N to Southwest Expy. Take the Race St/Southwest Expy exit from I-280 N. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Southwest Expy and merge onto Southwest Expy. Merge onto Southwest Expy. Turn right onto Fruitdale Ave. Turn left on Bascom Ave. Destination will be on the left.


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