Continuing Education (CE) Class Catalog

Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

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

*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. 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.

 

Moral Injury and PTSD in the Nursing Profession

Course Description

This class will describe how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the stress inherent in the registered nurse’s role within the current for-profit healthcare system.

The class will explore the critical stressors, both acute and chronic, facing the profession and offer solutions to mitigate those stressors.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this class, participants should be able to:​

  • Explain the causes of Moral Distress and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)
  • Describe methods to mitigate Moral Distress and PTSD

Instructor: Gerard Brogan, RN, Patricia Gonzalez, RN

Course Details:

This will be a 2-hour online class via Zoom for 2 hours of continuing education credits.

After registering, 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.


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

Locations

Online
July 6, 2022
11am-1pm PT/2pm-4pm ET
Online
July 14, 2022
2pm-4pm PT/5pm-7pm ET

Home All Alone: Assessing the Risks of the Acute Hospital Care at Home Trend

Health systems across the country are implementing so-called “Hospital at Home” programs. These programs transfer patients in need of acute care from the hospital setting to the home, where care is provided through a combination of remote monitoring, third-party contractors, and untrained members of the patient’s household. This course will analyze the drivers of this growing industry trend; assess the potential risks of the acute hospital care at home model to nurses, patients, and communities; and explore what the unchecked expansion of these programs could mean for the future of health care.

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

  • Explain how and why the hospital industry is attempting to scale up the acute care at home model and articulate how this would likely affect the conditions of inpatient hospital care
  • Describe the potential impacts of this model on nurses, patients, and our communities, and identify opportunities to protect the right to safe and effective hospital-based care

Instructors: KB Burnside-Oxendine

Course Details:

This will be a 1-hour online class via Zoom for 1 hour of continuing education credits. After registering, 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.


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

Locations

June 28, 2022
1pm-2pm PT/4pm-5pm ET