CE Classes & Workshops

Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

*NNU is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and health of nurses, our patients, and our communities during the COVID-19 crisis. As part of these efforts, we will be making adjustments to our continuing education schedule and moving classes online wherever possible. Nurses registered for the courses below will be notified in advance of any changes. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person classes.

Please see below for course-specific information, and check back regularly for updates.

 

Current Knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 and an Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic

This CE class will review the current state of scientific knowledge about the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We will also discuss the status of the COVID-19 pandemic that began in January 2020 and has impacted nurses and other healthcare workers around the world.

Objectives: After this class, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the current state of scientific knowledge about the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
2. Discuss the status of the COVID-19 pandemic

Instructors: Rocelyn de Leon-Minch and Jane Thomason

2 hours for 2 CE credits

Locations

Online
April 8, 2021
2pm-4pm PT/5pm-7pm ET
Online
May 17, 2021
10am-12pm PT/1pm-3pm ET

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: Recent Scientific Research and Analysis

Scientific research about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 continues to evolve. This CE class will review recent significant scientific findings about the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This class will also invite participants to analyze what those scientific findings mean for nurses in their advocacy for safe patient care.

Objectives: After this class, participants should be able to:

1. Describe significant scientific findings regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus
2. Discuss what these scientific findings mean for nurses in their advocacy for safe patient care.

Instructors: Rocelyn de Leon-Minch and Jane Thomason

2 hours for 2 CE credits

Locations

Online
January 21, 2021
2pm-4pm PT/5pm-7pm ET
Online
February 22, 2021
10am-12pm PT/1pm-3pm ET
Online
March 9, 2021
12pm-2pm PT/3pm-5pm ET

Unions Save Lives: The Fight for Workplace Health and Safety and Safe Patient Care

Thousands of nurses and other healthcare workers have been impacted by COVID-19 and hundreds have died because of dangerous working conditions. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have been actively advocating for safer working conditions so they can provide safe patient care. This CE class will trace worker advocacy for workplace safety through history, leading up to nurses’ historic advocacy in the current pandemic. We will discuss what lessons this history can offer for nurses’ current workplace safety advocacy. The impetus for collective organizing and workplace safety and health is needed now more than ever. This class will have a special focus on historical advocacy by women workers and workers of color.

Objectives: After the class, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss workers’ advocacy for workplace safety throughout history.
2. Describe steps they can take to advocate for safer patient care conditions.

Instructors: Rocelyn de Leon-Minch and Jane Thomason

2 hours for 2 CEs

Locations

Online
November 10, 2020
9-11am PT/12-2pm ET
Online
November 12, 2020
2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET
Online
November 19, 2020
11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET
Online
December 1, 2020
9-11am PT/12-2pm ET

COVID-19: The Latest Science and Other Updates

The virus that causes COVID-19 was first identified in January 2020. Scientific knowledge about this novel virus has changed rapidly over the year. This CE class will review the major scientific updates about COVID-19 with a special focus on new information. We will also discuss the implications of these scientific updates for nurses and their advocacy for safe patient care.

Objectives: After this class, participants should be able to:

1. Describe major updates in scientific knowledge regarding COVID-19
2. Discuss the implications of these scientific updates for nurses and their advocacy for safe patient care.

Instructors: Rocelyn de Leon-Minch and Jane Thomason

2 hours for 2 CE credits

Locations

Online
November 17, 2020
2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET
Online
December 3, 2020
10am-12pm PT/1-3pm ET
Online
December 15, 2020
12-2pm PT/3-5pm ET

New Classes Coming This Fall

Schedule and registration information coming soon. Check back here and watch your email and text alerts for details.

COVID-19 and the Global Pharmaceutical Industry: Behind the Search for a Vaccine

As the world rushes to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, who stands to benefit and who risks getting left behind? This class will examine how a deregulated pharmaceutical industry left us ill-equipped to face emerging infectious diseases, and what needs to change as we gear up for the threat of future pandemics.

Queering Care: Ensuring LGBTQI+ Equity in Delivery of Nursing Care

This course will examine the unmet health needs and unique healthcare disparities faced by LGBTQI+ people in the US. We will review historical and ongoing struggles for LGBTQI+ health justice and nurses’ vital role as patient and community advocates in the fight for social justice.

Fighting the Monopoly Epidemic

From hospitals to health insurance to pharmaceuticals, health care is increasingly dominated by corporate monopolies. This course will explore the factors driving this trend; how monopoly power threatens our physical and financial health, especially in the time of COVID-19; and how nurses can fight back.

Confronting Institutionalized Racism in Health Care

This course will identify institutional factors that contribute to racial disparities in health care. It will analyze patterns and practices throughout the health care system that contribute to unequal resources, health opportunities, and power, which in turn cause harm to patients of color and their communities.  

The course will also examine how the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to further entrench racism in health care. Different health care industries are attempting to use the pandemic to increase profits to the detriment of racial justice. At the same time, there has been a dangerous revival of pharmaceutical and biotech research that substitutes race for other, as yet unidentified causal pathways. Even as Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people are contracting and dying of COVID-19 at alarming rates, insurance companies have made record profits as non-COVID related services have declined, and hospital systems remain unaccountable for facility closures in communities with the highest health needs.

The course will conclude with a discussion of the ways that Medicare for All would redress structural racial disparities in health care as well as how equality in health care is central to the broader fight for racial justice.  

Objectives:

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

  • Define institutionalized racism
  • Identify how racism has been historically institutionalized across the health care system and how this relates to structural racism in the wider economy
  • Explain how the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to further entrench racism in specific health care industries
  • Understand the role of nurse advocacy in advancing institutional solutions for redressing systemic racism
  • Discuss how Medicare for All can help dismantle patterns of institutionalized racism and rectify racial health disparities

Instructor: Omid Mohamadi

Course Details:

This will be a hybrid course consisting of a 2-hour online class via Zoom followed by a 1-hour home study that can be completed on the same day for a total of 3 hours of continuing education credits. An additional, optional hour of home study will be available for California-based nurses. After registering at the link below, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom class via email. It is important that you respond to the invitation and register for the Zoom class prior to the day of the class. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Gonzalez at vgonzalez@calnurses.org.

Locations

Online
October 27, 2020
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
November 2, 2020
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
November 4, 2020
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
November 10, 2020
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
November 12, 2020
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
November 17, 2020
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
November 19, 2020
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
December 8, 2020
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
December 10, 2020
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
December 17, 2020
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
January 7, 2021
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
January 12, 2021
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
January 28, 2021
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
February 3, 2021
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
February 12, 2021
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
February 23, 2021
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST

Healing the Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 (Series)

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives. Beyond the dangers of the virus itself, our health and well-being are threatened by the social, political, and economic consequences of the pandemic. This five-part course will examine how preexisting inequities have magnified the effects of COVID-19, how the crisis is impacting the social and structural determinants of patient health, and what this means for nurses’ advocacy at the bedside and in their communities.

The course will consist of five classes that can be taken individually or as a series. Classes will cover various topics related to the coronavirus crisis, including:

  1. Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19
  2. COVID-19 and the Future of Our Health Care System
  3. Essential Work, Gender Health Equity, and COVID-19
  4. COVID-19 and the Economy
  5. COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the preexisting social and economic conditions that have exacerbated the effects of the pandemic.
  • Assess the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color and articulate how nurses, patients, and their communities can work together to undo structural violence and racism, and to advance social justice and sustainable public health.
  • Describe how our profit-driven health care system left us vulnerable to the pandemic, how countries with more universal health care systems were able to respond more effectively, and how we systemic reform will make us better prepared for future public health emergencies.
  • Assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19, discuss how the pandemic has highlighted the importance of essential work, and explain how we can advance gender health equity in our responses to the crisis.
  • Analyze the health impacts of the economic crisis and identify steps we can take to meet workers’ immediate needs, facilitate economic recovery, and prevent future crises.
  • Recognize the connections between the public health crises posed by the pandemic and the climate crisis and offer strategies for addressing both the acute effects of these crises and their underlying causes.

Instructors

  • Isaac Ontiveros - Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19
  • Omid Mohamadi - COVID-19 and the Future of Our Health Care System
  • Heidi Hoechst - Essential Work, Gender Health Equity, and COVID-19
  • Chris Nielsen - COVID-19 and the Economy
  • Kel Montalvo-Quinones - COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis

Course Details

This online course will consist of five 2-hour classes via Zoom for 2 hours of continuing education credits each. You can register for all five classes, a few, or just one, depending on your needs and interests. Classes may be taken in any order. You will receive a certificate for 2 CE credits upon completion of each class, but please note that you cannot receive credit for repeating a class on the same topic.

After registering at the link below, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom class via email. It is important that you respond to the invitation and register for the Zoom class before the day of the class. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Gonzalez at vgonzalez@calnurses.org.

Locations

October 1, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
Essential Work, Gender Health Equity, and COVID-19
October 2, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
COVID-19 and the Economy
October 8, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19
October 12, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
COVID-19 and the Future of Our Health Care System
October 16, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis
October 23, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19
November 6, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
COVID-19 and the Future of Our Health Care System
November 9, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19
November 10, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
Essential Work, Gender Health Equity, and COVID-19
November 17, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis
November 18, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19
November 19, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
COVID-19 and the Economy
December 1, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
COVID-19 and the Economy
December 3, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
COVID-19 and the Future of Our Health Care System
December 9, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19
December 11, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis
December 15, 2020
10:00-11:50am PT/1pm-2:50pm ET
Essential Work, Gender Health Equity, and COVID-19
December 18, 2020
3:00-4:50pm PT/6pm-7:50pm PT
Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19

Preserving Holistic Care: Protecting the Science and Art of Nursing During a Global Pandemic

Nursing has been described as both a science and an art. What is the science of nursing?  How do we express the art of nursing? Is the humanitarian nature of nursing in danger? How do these elements help us actualize the essence of nursing practice in the context of widespread societal, political, and health care delivery changes? 

This online course and associated home studies will examine these questions as we look at the central role of Registered Nurses during the current global pandemic. 

Course Objectives:

  • Articulate the unique patient advocacy role RNs hold in the health care delivery system, both historically and during health care crises such as the current pandemic 
  • Define the critical role RNs have in maintaining the science and defending the art of nursing to preserve holistic patient care 
  • Recognize the potential of technology and restructuring to supplant RN critical thinking and independent clinical judgment with rigid clinical pathways or RN displacement 
  • Discuss the historical and contemporary roles of RNs in the face of infectious disease and public health threats 

Instructors:

  • Gerard Brogan, RN
  • Patricia Gonzalez, RN

Notice!

Due to the social isolation edicts necessitated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be holding upcoming CE classes online. We will be using Zoom as the online platform. Register as usual and we will send you an invite to the Zoom class.

This will be a hybrid style class with 3 hours online via Zoom followed by two 2-hour home studies that can be completed on the same day for a total of 7 hours of continuing education credits

We will be sending everyone who registered for the class an invitation to the zoom class via email. It is important that you respond to the invitation and register for the zoom class prior to the day of the class.

We realize this is yet another change in your stressful lives at the moment, please email Susie Gonzalez at sgonzalez@canurses.org if you need any clarification of these changes or have any questions.

Locations

Online
September 30, 2020
Online
November 3, 2020
Online
November 5, 2020
Online
November 11, 2020
Online
November 13, 2020
Online
November 23, 2020