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Social Advocacy 101: At The Bedside & Beyond

Regulations & Leadership for Registered Nurses

Registered nurses are responsible and accountable to practice safely, competently, ethically, and compassionately in accordance with their scope of practice. This educational program will examine the driving forces which shape clinical nursing practice and contemporary issues facing direct-care nurses in their role as patient advocates in a consultant-driven managed care environment. Also included is a review of the history of nursing regulation, education and licensure; the essentials of safe RN-to-patient staffing ratios and impact on RN and patient safety; the role of the Board of Registered Nursing to protect the public and preserve the integrity of the profession; the Nurse Practice Act, the Standards of Competent Performance, and the nurses’ responsibility for applying them in their work, regardless of the context of their practice, role or setting.

Sacramento — Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento CA 95814
Newark — Wednesday, November 2, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark CA 94560
Stockton — Thursday, November 10, 2016
Hilton Stockton
2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton CA 95207
Walnut Creek — Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Walnut Creek Marriott
2355 N. Main St, Walnut Creek CA 94596
Fresno — Thursday, November 17, 2016
Courtyard Fresno
140 E Shaw Ave, Fresno CA 93710
Eureka — Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Red Lion Inn
1929 Fourth St, Eureka CA 95501
Chico — Thursday, December 1, 2016
Courtyard by Marriott Chico
2481 Carmichael Dr, Chico CA 95928
Bakersfield — Tuesday, December 6, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield
3100 Camino Del Rio Ct, Bakersfield CA 93308
Modesto — Thursday, December 8, 2016
Clarion Inn Conference Center
1612 Sisk Rd, Modesto CA 95350
Oakland — Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607
Roseville — Thursday, January 12, 2017
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Dr, Granite Bay CA 95746
San Luis Obispo — Thursday, January 19, 2017
Courtyard San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
San Francisco — Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Hotel Kabuki
1625 Post St, San Francisco CA 94115
Monterey — Thursday, January 26, 2017
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
San Mateo — Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Marriott San Mateo
1770 South Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo CA 94402
Santa Rosa — Thursday, February 9, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott
175 Railroad St, Santa Rosa CA 95401
San Diego — Tuesday, February 14, 2017
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego CA 92108
Garden Grove — Thursday, February 16, 2017
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove CA 92840
Marina del Rey — Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
Santa Clara — Friday, March 10, 2017
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95054

Big Pharma, Inequality, and the Future of American Healthcare

PART 1: Pharmakosis: What’s Wrong With Pharma, and How to Fix It

Today, skyrocketing drug prices are bankrupting patients and taxpayers and keeping lifesaving treatments from the people who need them. This class will explain what is driving this trend and what can be done to reverse it. We will also explore other worrying features of the healthcare-pharmaceutical complex, such as the pursuit of “blockbuster” lifestyle drugs instead of breakthrough cures, the use of patent law to delay or restrict access to generics, and the intensive use of sophisticated marketing techniques aimed at clinicians and patients. Special attention will be given to the ways in which these recent trends are undermining clinical judgment and transforming the nurse-patient relationship. The class will culminate in a discussion of what can be done to remedy these problems.

PART 2: The Inequality Epidemic

The United States is currently experiencing its worst epidemic of inequality in nearly a century. In recent years, an increasing share of total income and wealth has become concentrated at the top of the economic spectrum, while more and more people find themselves either unemployed or settling for lower pay and less secure jobs. This class will give a detailed overview of the factors contributing to this current trend — with a particular focus on technological change and the growing role of finance in the wider economy — as well as the social, political, and health consequences of inequality. Participants will gain an understanding of why runaway inequality constitutes an unprecedented public health crisis and will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to create a care plan for the nation that can heal the economy and save lives.

Walnut Creek — Thursday, September 1
Walnut Creek Marriott
2355 N. Main St, Walnut Creek CA 94596
Santa Clara — Friday, September 16
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95054
Sacramento — Monday, September 19
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento CA 95814
San Mateo — Wednesday, September 21
San Mateo Marriott
1770 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo CA 94402
Modesto — Friday, September 23
Clarion Inn Conference Center
1612 Sisk Rd, Modesto CA 95350
New York — Tuesday, September 27   Class Full
Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan/Midtown East
866 3rd Ave, New York NY 10022
Silver Spring — Thursday, September 29
DoubleTree
8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring MD 20910
Chicago — Friday, October 7
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison St, Chicago IL 60661
Pasadena — Tuesday, October 11   Class Full
Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena
180 North Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
Chico — Friday, October 14
Courtyard by Marriott
2481 Carmichael Dr, Chico CA 95928
Las Vegas — Monday, October 17
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas NV 89103
Costa Mesa — Thursday, October 20
Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach
881 Baker St, Costa Mesa CA 92626
Roseville/Granite Bay — Wednesday, October 26
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Dr, Granite Bay CA 95746
Oakland — Friday, October 28
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612
Los Angeles — Friday, November 11  Class Full
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live
900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90015
Orange — Tuesday, November 29   Class Full
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County
100 The City Dr, Orange CA 92868-3204
La Jolla — Thursday, December 1   Class Full
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla CA 92037
San Francisco — Friday, December 9   Class Full
Hotel Kabuki
1625 Post St, San Francisco CA 94115
Long Beach — Thursday, December 15
Courtyard Long Beach Downtown
500 E 1st St, Long Beach CA 90815

Big Pharma, Inequality, and the Future of American Healthcare 2017

PART 1: Pharmakosis: What’s Wrong With Pharma, and How to Fix It

Today, skyrocketing drug prices are bankrupting patients and taxpayers and keeping lifesaving treatments from the people who need them. This class will explain what is driving this trend and what can be done to reverse it. We will also explore other worrying features of the healthcare-pharmaceutical complex, such as the pursuit of “blockbuster” lifestyle drugs instead of breakthrough cures, the use of patent law to delay or restrict access to generics, and the intensive use of sophisticated marketing techniques aimed at clinicians and patients. Special attention will be given to the ways in which these recent trends are undermining clinical judgment and transforming the nurse-patient relationship. The class will culminate in a discussion of what can be done to remedy these problems.

PART 2: The Inequality Epidemic

The United States is currently experiencing its worst epidemic of inequality in nearly a century. In recent years, an increasing share of total income and wealth has become concentrated at the top of the economic spectrum, while more and more people find themselves either unemployed or settling for lower pay and less secure jobs. This class will give a detailed overview of the factors contributing to this current trend — with a particular focus on technological change and the growing role of finance in the wider economy — as well as the social, political, and health consequences of inequality. Participants will gain an understanding of why runaway inequality constitutes an unprecedented public health crisis and will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to create a care plan for the nation that can heal the economy and save lives.

California

Newark — Thursday, February 16, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark CA 94560
Santa Cruz/Monterey — Tues, March 21, 2017
Marriott Monterey
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
San Luis Obispo — Thursday, March 23, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin Rd, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Bakersfield — Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301
Palm Springs — Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs CA 92262
San Bernardino — Thursday, April 6, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S Waterman Ave, San Bernardino CA 92408
San Diego — Tuesday, April 11, 2017
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego CA 92108
Fresno — Thursday, April 27, 2017
Courtyard Fresno
140 E Shaw Ave, Fresno CA 93710
Vallejo — Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley
1000 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo CA 94589
Santa Rosa — Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad St, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Marina del Rey — Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292

Florida

Hollywood (Miami area) — Tues, Feb 28, 2017
Hollywood NNOC Office
1 Oakwood Blvd, Ste 230, Hollywood FL 33020

Florida (continued)

Tampa — Thursday, March 2, 2017
Tampa NNOC Office
1406 N 19th St, Tampa FL 33605

Kentucky

Lexington — Thursday, March 16, 2017
Courtyard Lexington North
775 Newtown Court, Lexington KY 40511

Nevada

Reno — Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 E 2nd St, Reno NV 89595

Texas

Corpus Christi — Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Corpus Christi/Gulf Coast Office
321 Texan Trail, Ste 230, Corpus Christi TX 78411
El Paso — Thursday, May 4, 2017
El Paso NNOC Office
310 N Mesa St, Ste 615, El Paso TX 79901

Missouri

St. Louis — Wednesday, May 24, 2017
St. Louis NNOC Office
11628 Old Ballas Rd, Ste 215, St. Louis MO 63141

Ohio

Cleveland — Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Courtyard Cleveland Independence
5051 West Creek Rd, Independence OH 44131
Dayton — Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton OH 45409F

Health and Safety 2017

Understanding and Enforcing Regulations to Improve Your Health and Safety at Work

This class discusses key health and safety issues facing nurses today including workplace violence and patient handling injuries.

Workplace violence is increasingly a cause for concern for nurses. It is not just “part of the job;” there are clear steps that employers can take to prevent violent incidents from occurring or escalating. That’s why NNU is fighting for a federal standard mandating workplace violence prevention plans in all hospitals and many other healthcare settings.

Patient handling is part and parcel of direct-care nursing. But each manual lift or mobilization can cause microinjuries, which can suddenly accumulate into a severe back, shoulder, or other injury. These injuries can be career-ending, chronic pain-causing, debilitating injuries. And they are entirely preventable. NNU advocates for laws and regulations that require the replacement of all manual patient handling with equipment and available, trained staff.

This class will discuss how regulations get enforced by OSHA, other enforcement agencies, and by nurses. Drawing on participants’ experiences, the class will describe how to make health and safety complaints, how inspections happen, and what injuries get reported to enforcement agencies.

California

Sacramento — Tuesday, February 14
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento CA 95814
San Francisco — Friday, March 10
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St, San Francisco CA 94103
Santa Rosa — Tuesday, March 14
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad St, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Vallejo — Tuesday, April 4
Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley
1000 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo CA 94589
San Jose — Tuesday, April 11
Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown
282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose CA 95113

Colorado

Denver — Friday, February 17
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St, Denver CO 80237

Missouri

St. Louis — Tuesday, February 21
St. Louis NNOC Office
11628 Old Ballas Rd, Ste 215, St. Louis MO 63141

Illinois

Chicago — Thursday, February 23
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison St, Chicago IL 60661

Florida

Tampa — Tuesday, March 28
Tampa NNOC Office
1406 N 19th St, Tampa FL 33605
Hollywood (Miami Area) — Thursday, March 30
Hollywood NNOC Office
1 Oakwood Blvd, Ste 230, Hollywood FL 33020

Ohio

Dayton — Tuesday, April 25
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton OH 45409

Nevada

Reno — Tuesday, May 2
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 E 2nd St, Reno NV 89595