CE Classes & Workshops

Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

How Nurses Can Heal America With Medicare For All

Nurses know that at the root of this crisis is a health care system that puts profits over people. But why does America have the system it has, when virtually every other wealthy nation manages to guarantee health care as a right — and at a fraction of the cost? Why do industry leaders and politicians continue to engage in endless policy debates when a majority of the public already agrees that Medicare for All is the obvious solution to our healthcare crisis? How can nurses help achieve Medicare for All so that America can join the rest of the industrialized world in guaranteeing health care as a right for all people? What else will RNs have to do, beyond winning Medicare for All, in order to bring about real health justice in the United States? This class will provide answers to these questions and will equip nurses with the basic tools they need to put this knowledge into action for the good of their patients, their profession, and their communities.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Draw on a wide range of up-to-date research and international comparisons to accurately diagnose the underlying causes of the current health care crisis.
  • Describe how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system works, and explain how it will lower health care costs, improve patient outcomes and public health, and safeguard the nursing profession.
  • Assess how Medicare for All compares to other health care reform proposals on ethical, clinical, professional, and socioeconomic grounds.
  • Articulate which problems Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
  • Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more.

6 CEH classes 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, additional hour available.

Locations

Santa Rosa - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
August 20, 2019
Courtyard Santa Rosa
175 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
San Bernardino - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
August 20, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92408
Santa Cruz - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
August 23, 2019
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Palm Springs - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
August 23, 2019
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262
Eureka - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
August 27, 2019
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street, Eureka CA 95501
Chico - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
August 29, 2019
Courtyard By Marriott Chico
2481 Carmichael Drive, Chico CA 95928
San Luis Obispo - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
September 28, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin Street, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
New York - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
October 31, 2019
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York NY 10036
Baldwin Park - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
November 4, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Baldwin Park
14635 Baldwin Park Towne Center, Baldwin Park CA 91706
Long Beach - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
November 7, 2019
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
Fresno - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
November 19, 2019
CNA Office
7575 N. Del Mar Avenue, Suite 103, Fresno CA 93711
Bakersfield - 6 CEH
November 21, 2019
Courtyard Bakersfield
3601 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield CA 93308
Modesto - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
December 3, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1050 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
Las Vegas - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
December 10, 2019
Green Valley Ranch Resort
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson NV 89052
Reno - 6 CEH, 9am-4pm
December 12, 2019
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East Second Street, Reno NV 89595
Kansas City - 3 CEH, 9am-12pm
October 29, 2019
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit Street, Kansas City MO 64112
Kansas City - 3 CEH, 5pm-8pm
October 29, 2019
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit Street, Kansas City MO 64112
Marina del Rey - 3 CEH, 9am-12pm
November 5, 2019
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
Marina del Rey - 3 CEH, 1pm-4pm
November 5, 2019
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
Sacramento - 3 CEH, 9am-12pm
December 4, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Sacramento - 3 CEH, 1pm-4pm
December 4, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Santa Clara - 3 CEH, 9am-12pm
December 16, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054
Santa Clara - 3 CEH, 1pm-4pm
December 16, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054

Fighting Back Against Diseases Of Devastation

Of concern to registered nurses is that drug overdose is now the leading cause of injury and death in the United States — claiming 350,000 lives over the past two decades, with 47,000 deaths in 2017 alone. Twenty seven states have sued the pharmaceutical companies behind the opioid explosion. Yet, people who are in dire need of healthcare and treatment are targeted and penalized for opioid use. As opioids claim lives from nearly every gender, race, ethnicity, and community in the United States, disparate treatment and police responses to the epidemic expose deep-seated race-based fault lines in the U.S. health care and criminal justice systems. Opioid use disorder should be treated as a public health issue. By comparing the opioid crisis with similar diseases of devastation, nurses will analyze the opioid epidemic as a symptom of the outsized influence of Big Pharma in our broken, for-profit health care system.

The class will conclude with discussion of systemic interventions nurses can take to heal diseases of devastation and protect nurses’ professional judgment.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe diseases of devastation, specifically the opioid epidemic.
  • Discuss the role of rising drug prices, “me too” drugs, and race in opioid treatment policy.
  • Compare and contrast registered nurses’ role in advocating for robust public health measures with the pharmaceutical industry’s exploitation of public health.
  • Explain how nurses’ advocacy for systemic public health interventions — like Medicare for All and others — can counter Big Pharma’s hold on our health care system.

All class times 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, additional hour available.

Locations

Monterey
August 1, 2019
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
Garden Grove
August 6, 2019
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
La Jolla
August 8, 2019
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
San Luis Obispo
August 14, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin Street, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
San Francisco
August 20, 2019
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
335 Powell Street, San Francisco CA 94102
Santa Clarita
September 9, 2019
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Clarita Valencia
25320 The Old Road, Santa Clarita CA 91381
El Paso
September 19, 2019
NNOC Office
310 North Mesa Street, Suite 615, El Paso TX 79901
Santa Rosa
October 22, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
San Mateo
October 29, 2019
San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo CA 94402
Sacramento
October 31, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Chicago
November 5, 2019
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison Street, Chicago IL 60661
Silver Spring
November 8, 2019
NNU Office
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring MD 20910
Oakland
November 14, 2019
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94612
Santa Clara
November 15, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054
Long Beach
November 19, 2019
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
San Bernardino
November 21, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92408
Newark
December 5, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark CA 94560
Santa Monica
December 11, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
Marina del Rey
December 13, 2019
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292

Stress On The Job: A Closer Look at Root Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Workplace stress is a serious concern for nurses, with impactful consequences for individual nurses’ health as well as patient care, burnout, and turnover. Usually stress is talked about as an individual problem. Solutions proffered by employers generally focus on self-care and stress relief, “I have to make the situation work”, and individual therapy/mental health treatment, “There must be something wrong with me”.

Registered nurses are responsible for and accountable to practicing safely, competently, ethically, and compassionately in accordance with their scope of practice. This class will look at how workplace stress can be a barrier to that responsibility. We will look closely at the fundamental sources of physical, mental, and moral stress in nursing — including understaffing and under-resourcing, amongst others. In looking at the bigger picture of workplace stress, we will identify effective solutions to nurses’ workplace stress.

Course Objectives : 

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

  • Articulate root causes of nurses’ work-related stress.
  • Describe how a stressful workplace affects patient outcomes.
  • Discuss the relation between stress and organizational constraints.

Locations

Kansas City - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May 21, 2019
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
El Paso - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
June 3, 2019
NNOC Office
310 North Mesa Street, Suite 615, El Paso TX 79901
Silver Spring - 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June 6, 2019
NNU Headquarters
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring MD 20910
Silver Spring - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
June 7, 2019
NNU Headquarters
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring MD 20910
Chicago - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
June 17, 2019
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison Street, Chicago IL 60661
Corpus Christi - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
July 9, 2019
Gulf Coast Office
321 Texan Trail, Suite 230 Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Las Vegas - 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
July 10, 2019
Green Valley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson NV 89052
New York - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
July 23, 2019
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York NY 10036
Fort Lauderdale - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
July 25, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
1800 S Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
St. Petersburg - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
July 26, 2019
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg FL 33716

The Global Nurses: Caring For The Global Community

As a nurse, maybe you work in the same community in which you were born and raised. Or, maybe you’ve traveled to your current facility from another neighborhood, another state, or another region of the world. In all these cases, nurses reflect the communities they care for. As patient populations become increasingly diverse, nurses combine on-the-ground community knowledge with the global perspective that’s needed to care for their patients.

This course will examine the role of RNs as global citizens. We will investigate how the nursing profession responds to an international “crisis of care” by pitting the values advocacy and compassion against the exploitative systems their patients face every day. From a historical standpoint, we will explore the ethical challenges and solutions that nurses have faced since the inception of the profession. We will also draw more modern comparisons between RNs and other global caring professions in order to understand how nurses are part of a broader struggle for care, health equity, and justice.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Identify how global migration patterns shape patient and caregiver communities.
  • Explain how the nursing profession responds to the needs of a global crisis in care.
  • Enumerate the social and economic conditions faced by over 19 million nurses across the globe.
  • Articulate why the public holds trust and faith in nurses and how nurse ethics can continue to foster confidence in the profession.
  • Describe the connections between RNs and other care professionals who form a global movement for care justice.

COURSE TIME:

All class times 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, additional hour available.

Locations

Santa Rosa
June 4, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Santa Cruz
June 6, 2019
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Burlingame
June 18, 2019
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame CA 94010
Sacramento
June 20, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Marina del Rey
June 25, 2019
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
San Diego
June 27, 2019
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
Santa Clara
July 12, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054
Newark
July 18, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark CA 94560
Granite Bay
July 23, 2019
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay CA 95746
Oakland
July 26, 2019
California Nurses Association Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
Santa Monica
August 6, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
Long Beach
August 8, 2019
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
Garden Grove
September 25, 2019
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
La Jolla
September 27, 2019
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
San Francisco
October 21, 2019
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102