Continuing Education (CE) Class Catalog

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CE courses are free to National Nurses United members. Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs.

Global Solidarity, Global Health, and Partnering with our Patients

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.


Part 1: Global Solidarity, Global Health

Description

This course will analyze the global relationship between public health, nursing, and international solidarity among health care workers, their patients, and their communities. We will investigate how global issues such as the growing refugee crisis, environmental racism, climate change, and nurse migration all impact public health. This course will also show the international factors that shape the health, safety, and well-being of working people. We will conclude by exploring how principles of global solidarity can empower nurses to continue to advocate for patients and grow their collective power.


Part 2: Partnering with our Patients: Nurses, Worker Power, and Health Justice

Description

We know there is a strong correlation between unionization and improved health outcomes for workers. For nurses, this connection can also positively impact their patients. This course will analyze how union nurses have partnered with patients to respond to a radically changing health care system and economy. We will examine the growth of RNs’ collective power through decades of organizing and how these struggles have improved the health and welfare of nurses, patients, and communities across the country. We will also look at the broader history of unions in the U.S., examine current debates about the future of workers and unions, and identify reforms that would further empower nurses in the fight for workplace health and safety, high-quality patient care, and health justice in our communities.

Times and Locations
July 31, 2024
Courtyard by Marriott
2481 Carmichael Drive
Chico, California 95928
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fight for Reproductive Justice and Global Solidarity, Global Health

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.


Part 1: The Fight for Reproductive Justice

Description

Life-saving reproductive health care is under attack. In this class, we will discuss how the current assault on women’s and gender oppressed people’s reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy fits within the wider history of reproductive health and health care in the U.S. The course will review the overwhelming evidence that reproductive health care is life-saving care, and it will examine the health disparities that highlight the need for nurses to advocate for health justice, gender justice, and racial justice simultaneously. Finally, we will discuss why resisting current attacks on reproductive health care is essential to advancing wider efforts to protect democracy and to advance health and economic justice.


Part 2: Global Solidarity, Global Health

Description

This course will analyze the global relationship between public health, nursing, and international solidarity among health care workers, their patients, and their communities. We will investigate how global issues such as the growing refugee crisis, environmental racism, climate change, and nurse migration all impact public health. This course will also show the international factors that shape the health, safety, and well-being of working people. We will conclude by exploring how principles of global solidarity can empower nurses to continue to advocate for patients and grow their collective power.

Times and Locations
July 25, 2024
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tucson - Williams Center
5335 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85711
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Preventing Workplace Violence to Protect Nurses and Our Patients

Workplace violence rates in health care have accelerated significantly since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, on top of steep increases seen over the past decade. Nurses experience significant impacts from workplace violence, including physical and psychological injuries, stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is no surprise that workplace violence is implicated in high rates of turnover and nurses’ decisions to leave the profession.

This class will examine the issue of workplace violence and how it arises in health care settings. We will explore contributing factors and reasons for the recent acceleration in rates. Then, we will investigate workplace violence prevention measures by examining data and experiences on effectiveness. The class will conclude with a discussion about the strategies that nurses can employ to prevent workplace violence and to advocate for safer patient care in their facilities.

Times and Locations
July 22, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. PT/3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET
July 24, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT/1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Partnering with our Patients and Preventing Workplace Violence

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.


Part 1 — Partnering with Our Patients: Nurses, Worker Power, and Health Justice

We know there is a strong correlation between unionization and improved health outcomes for workers. For nurses, this connection can also positively impact their patients. This course will analyze how union nurses have partnered with patients to respond to a radically changing health care system and economy. We will examine the growth of RNs’ collective power through decades of organizing and how these struggles have improved the health and welfare of nurses, patients, and communities across the country. We will also look at the broader history of unions in the U.S., examine current debates about the future of workers and unions, and identify reforms that would further empower nurses in the fight for workplace health and safety, high-quality patient care, and health justice in our communities.

Part 2 — Preventing Workplace Violence to Protect Nurses and Our Patients

Workplace violence rates in health care have accelerated significantly since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, on top of steep increases seen over the past decade. Nurses experience significant impacts from workplace violence, including physical and psychological injuries, stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is no surprise that workplace violence is implicated in high rates of turnover and nurses’ decisions to leave the profession.

This class will examine the issue of workplace violence and how it arises in health care settings. We will explore contributing factors and reasons for the recent acceleration in rates. Then, we will investigate workplace violence prevention measures by examining data and experiences on effectiveness. The class will conclude with a discussion about the strategies that nurses can employ to prevent workplace violence and to advocate for safer patient care in their facilities.

Times and Locations
August 15, 2024
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 23, 2024
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 27, 2024
Austin Marriott Downtown
304 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 29, 2024
JW Marriott Chicago
151 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 5, 2024
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 11, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 South Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Class Full
September 12, 2024
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92840
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A.I. 101 and Partnering with our Patients

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.


Part 1: A.I. 101: What to know about A.I. in health care and its effects on patient advocacy

What is A.I.? How does it work? How will it impact patient care and the nursing profession? This course will provide an overview of what artificial intelligence is and how it works, explore the types of technologies that employ A.I. in health care settings, and analyze the potential benefits and risks to patients and our communities. This course will also explore the ways nurses can ensure that A.I. and other data-driven technologies will not degrade the quality of the care they provide.

Part 2: Partnering with our Patients: Nurses, Worker Power, and Health Justice

We know there is a strong correlation between unionization and improved health outcomes for workers. For nurses, this connection can also positively impact their patients. This course will analyze how union nurses have partnered with patients to respond to a radically changing health care system and economy. We will examine the growth of RNs’ collective power through decades of organizing and how these struggles have improved the health and welfare of nurses, patients, and communities across the country. We will also look at the broader history of unions in the U.S., examine current debates about the future of workers and unions, and identify reforms that would further empower nurses in the fight for workplace health and safety, high-quality patient care, and health justice in our communities.

Times and Locations
July 23, 2024
Ventura Beach Marriott
2055 Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Class Full
July 25, 2024
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 20, 2024
The Westin New Orleans
100 Rue Iberville
New Orleans, LA 70130
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 18, 2024
Doubletree by Hilton El Paso Downtown
600 N. El Paso Street
El Paso, TX 79901
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Biology of Inequality and A.I. 101

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.

Part 1: The Biology of Inequality: The Health Impacts of Social Environments 

Description

Nurses know firsthand that social conditions affect access to health care, exposure to health risks, and health outcomes for patients. But what exactly are the pathways and mechanisms by which “social determinants” like poverty, pollution, and discrimination manifest in the body and impact health? This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how social, economic, and political inequalities and injustices materialize in individual, population, and even generational health. The class will also consider what the implications are for union nurses as patient advocates and discuss how nurses can help remedy the pathogenic effects of inequality and injustice on human health and society.

Part 2: A.I. 101: What to know about A.I. in healthcare and its effects on patient advocacy 

What is A.I.? How does it work? How will it impact patient care and the nursing profession? This course will provide an overview of what artificial intelligence is and how it works, explore the types of technologies that employ A.I. in healthcare settings, and analyze the potential benefits and risks to patients and our communities. This course will also explore the ways nurses can ensure that A.I. and other data-driven technologies will not degrade the quality of the care they provide.

Times and Locations
October 17, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Rocky Point Waterfront
3050 N. Rocky Point Drive West
Tampa, FL 33607
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 20, 2024
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 10, 2024
Courtyard San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 12, 2024
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 4, 2025
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 6, 2025
Crowne Plaza Chicago Ohare Hotel & Conf Ctr
5440 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Partnering with our Patients: Nurses, Worker Power, and Health Justice

Course Description

We know there is a strong correlation between unionization and improved health outcomes for workers. For nurses, this connection can also positively impact their patients. This course will analyze how union nurses have partnered with patients to respond to a radically changing healthcare system and economy. We will examine the growth of RNs’ collective power through decades of organizing and how these struggles have improved the health and welfare of nurses, patients, and communities across the country. We will also look at the broader history of unions in the U.S., examine current debates about the future of workers and unions, and identify reforms that would further empower nurses in the fight for workplace health and safety, high-quality patient care, and health justice in our communities.

This will be a 3-hour online class via Zoom for 3 hours of continuing education credits.

Times and Locations
September 16, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
12pm to 3pm PT/3pm to 6pm ET
October 22, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
10am to 1pm PT/1pm to 4pm ET
November 12, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
10am to 1pm PT/1pm to 4pm ET
December 4, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
12pm to 3pm PT/3pm to 6pm ET

The Fight for Reproductive Justice

Course Description

Life-saving reproductive health care is under attack. In this class, we will discuss how the current assault on women’s and gender oppressed people’s reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy fits within the wider history of reproductive health and health care in the U.S. The course will review the overwhelming evidence that reproductive health care is life-saving care, and it will examine the health disparities that highlight the need for nurses to advocate for health justice, gender justice, and racial justice simultaneously. Finally, we will discuss why resisting current attacks on reproductive health care is essential to advancing wider efforts to protect democracy and to advance health and economic justice.

This will be a 3-hour online class via Zoom for 3 hours of continuing education credits.

Registrations will close for these classes at 9am on the prior business day.

Times and Locations
August 20, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
10am to 1pm PT/1pm to 4pm ET
August 26, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
1pm to 4pm PT/4pm to 7pm ET
October 9, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
10am to 1pm PT/1pm to 4pm ET
November 4, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
1pm to 4pm PT/4pm to 7pm ET

The Biology of Inequality: The Health Impacts of Social Environments

Course Description

Nurses know firsthand that social conditions affect access to health care, exposure to health risks, and health outcomes for patients. But what exactly are the pathways and mechanisms by which “social determinants” like poverty, pollution, and discrimination manifest in the body and impact health? This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how social, economic, and political inequalities and injustices materialize in individual, population, and even generational health. The class will also consider what the implications are for union nurses as patient advocates and discuss how nurses can help remedy the pathogenic effects of inequality and injustice on human health and society.

This will be a 3-hour online class via Zoom for 3 hours of continuing education credits.

Registrations will close for these classes at 9am on the prior business day.

Times and Locations
August 28, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
9am to 12pm PT/12pm to 3pm ET
September 11, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
12pm to 3pm PT/3pm to 6pm ET
October 29, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
9am to 12pm PT/12pm to 3pm ET
November 14, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
9am to 12pm PT/12pm to 3pm ET

AI 101: What to know about AI in healthcare and its effects on patient advocacy

Course Description

What is AI? How does it work? How will it impact patient care and the nursing profession? This course will provide an overview of what artificial intelligence is and how it works, explore the types of technologies that employ AI in healthcare settings, and analyze the potential benefits and risks to patients and our communities. This course will also explore the ways nurses can ensure that AI and other data-driven technologies will not degrade the quality of the care they provide.

This will be a 3-hour online class via Zoom for 3 hours of continuing education credits.

Registrations will close for these classes at 9am on the prior business day.

Times and Locations
August 14, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
10am to 1pm PT/1pm to 4pm ET
August 28, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
1pm to 4pm PT/4pm to 7pm ET
November 14, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
1pm to 4pm PT/4pm to 7pm ET
December 3, 2024
Online
Zoom link provided upon registration
10am to 1pm PT/1pm to 4pm ET

The Biology of Inequality and How Financialization is Reshaping the Hospital Industry

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.

Part 1: The Biology of Inequality: The Health Impacts of Social Environments

Description

Nurses know firsthand that social conditions affect access to health care, exposure to health risks, and health outcomes for patients. But what exactly are the pathways and mechanisms by which “social determinants” like poverty, pollution, and discrimination manifest in the body and impact health? This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how social, economic, and political inequalities and injustices materialize in individual, population, and even generational health. The class will also consider what the implications are for union nurses as patient advocates and discuss how nurses can help remedy the pathogenic effects of inequality and injustice on human health and society.

Part 2: How Financialization is Reshaping the Hospital Industry: What Nurses Need to Know

Description

This course will examine the increasing influence of Wall Street in health care and the parallel trend of hospital systems prioritizing their own financial investments over the provision of patient care. We will investigate the causes of these trends and their consequences for patients and nurses.

We will also assess how the increasing influence of financial actors intersects with other key health care trends, including monopolization in the hospital industry, the nurse staffing crisis, increased barriers to care and worsening health outcomes. We will conclude by exploring how nurses can respond to these trends and advocate for their patients and professions.

Times and Locations
October 1, 2024
Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Pkwy
City of Industry, CA 91744
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 2, 2024
Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How Financialization is Reshaping the Hospital Industry and Partnering with our Patients

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.


Part 1: How Financialization is Reshaping the Hospital Industry: What Nurses Need to Know

Description

This course will examine the increasing influence of Wall Street in health care and the parallel trend of hospital systems prioritizing their own financial investments over the provision of patient care. We will investigate the causes of these trends and their consequences for patients and nurses.

We will also assess how the increasing influence of financial actors intersects with other key health care trends, including monopolization in the hospital industry, the nurse staffing crisis, increased barriers to care and worsening health outcomes. We will conclude by exploring how nurses can respond to these trends and advocate for their patients and professions.


Part 2: Partnering with our Patients: Nurses, Worker Power, and Health Justice 

Description

We know there is a strong correlation between unionization and improved health outcomes for workers. For nurses, this connection can also positively impact their patients. This course will analyze how union nurses have partnered with patients to respond to a radically changing healthcare system and economy. We will examine the growth of RNs’ collective power through decades of organizing and how these struggles have improved the health and welfare of nurses, patients, and communities across the country. We will also look at the broader history of unions in the U.S., examine current debates about the future of workers and unions, and identify reforms that would further empower nurses in the fight for workplace health and safety, high-quality patient care, and health justice in our communities.

Times and Locations
October 25, 2024
Westin Portland Harborview
157 High Street
Portland, ME 04101
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.