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Nursing In A New Era

Learning And Applying Structural Competency

How is our health affected by the society in which we live? Why are U.S. patients consistently among the sickest in the industrialized world, despite having the highest health expenditure per person? How has the investment of tens of billions of dollars in healthcare technology affected patients and the nursing profession? What hap- pens to health outcomes when traditional jobs go by the wayside and laws to protect workers and communities are rolled back?

This class introduces nurses to a new approach to healthcare — structural competency — a cutting edge model that addresses the interplay of biological and social factors affecting patients and communities. The course examines how new healthcare technologies accelerate the shift of care from hospitals to less costly care settings, like clinics and the home, and the effect this may have on the patient and family caregivers. It explains how the “Uberization” of nursing undermines the holistic nurse-patient relationship with deleterious effects for RNs and patients. The class concludes by discussing how nurses can apply structural competency to protect their patients, profession, and communities and heal the structural causes of poor health in the United States.


Eureka - September 6, 2017
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street, Eureka CA 95501

Santa Rosa - September 8, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401

San Luis Obispo - September 12, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo CA 93405

San Mateo - September 14, 2017
Marriott San Mateo
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo CA 94402

Santa Monica - September 28, 2017 Class Full
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401

Modesto - October 10, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1150 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354

Santa Clara - October 12, 2017
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054

Sacramento - October 16, 2017
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814

Oakland - October 26, 2017
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94612

San Francisco - December 7, 2017 
JW Marriott
515 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

San Bernardino - December 12, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92308

Long Beach - December 14, 2017
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815

La Jolla - January 17, 2018
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037

Garden Grove - January 19, 2018
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840

Duarte/San Gabriel - February 6, 2018
Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City of Industry CA 91744

Los Angeles - February 9, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292

Fresno - February 21, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton, Fresno Convention Center
2233 Ventura Street, Fresno CA 93721

Monterey - March 13, 2018
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940


Tampa - April 24, 2018
Tampa NNOC Office
1406 N 19th Street, Tampa FL 33605

Hollywood - April 26, 2018
Caribbean Cultural Center
3500 NW 15th Street, Lauderhill FL 33311


Chicago - March 29, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison Street, Chicago IL 60661


Silver Spring - November 28, 2017
Tommy Douglas Conference Center
10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20903


Greater St. Louis - April 11, 2018
IBEW Local 309
2000A Mall Street, Collinsville IL 62234


Las Vegas - September 26, 2017
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89103

Reno - October 17, 2017
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
2500 East Second Street, Reno NV 89595

New York

New York City - November 21, 2017
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York NY 10036


Dayton - March 1, 2018
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Boulevard, Dayton OH 45409


Corpus Christi - May 22, 2018
Corpus Christi NNOC Office
321 Texan Trail, Suite 230, Corpus Christi TX 78411

El Paso - May 24, 2018
El Paso NNOC Office
310 North Mesa Street, Suite 615, El Paso TX 79901

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.


Palm Springs — Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs CA 92262
Monterey — Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
Newark — Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Class Full
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark – Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark CA 94560
Garden Grove — Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Class Full
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove CA 92840
La Jolla — Thursday, September 14, 2017
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
Chico — Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott Chico
2481 Carmichael Dr, Chico CA 95928
Fresno — Tuesday, October 10, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center
2233 Ventura St, Fresno CA 93721

The Future of Nursing and Its Implications for Patient Care

Is the future of the profession of nursing being shaped by registered nurses, or other forces hostile to the role of RNs at the core of the healthcare system?

This course will identify how cost containment methods in the healthcare industry affect patient health out-comes and limit nurses’ judgment and advocacy.

It will suggest RN models for achieving robust health in our facilities and communities.

Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain why current nursing practice standards protect patient safety and produce positive outcomes.
  2. Apply critical thinking in determining whether any and all new healthcare initiatives actually serve the interest of individual patients and promote robust public health.
  3. Articulate the unique patient advocacy and holistic approach to healthcare at the core of the registered nurse's role.
  4. List the various methods that registered nurses can utilize to maintain high standards of patient care in all settings.


Santa Clara — Thursday, July 20, 2017
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95054
Oakland — Monday, July 24, 2017
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94612
Glendale — Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale
100 W. Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale CA 91202
Concord — Monday, August 7, 2017
Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek
45 John Glenn Dr, Concord CA 94520
San Jose — Friday, August 11, 2017
San Jose Marriott
301 S. Market St, San Jose CA 95113
Sacramento — Friday, October 6, 2017
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento CA 95814


San Francisco — Friday, July 21, 2017
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St, San Francisco CA 94103
Roseville — Thursday, July 27, 2017
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Dr, Granite Bay CA 95746
Petaluma — Friday, August 4, 2017
Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma
745 Baywood Dr, Petaluma CA 94954
Newark — Wednesday, August 9, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark CA 94560
Fresno — Tuesday, September 26, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center
2233 Ventura St, Fresno CA 93721
Modesto — Tuesday, October 24, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1150 9th St, Modesto CA 95354