CE Classes

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.

 

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
March 9, 2021
12pm-2pm PT/3pm-5pm ET

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

Endangerment of Nurses and Patients: Exploring and Explaining the Burnout and Workplace Violence Epidemics

This class will investigate the dual epidemics of workplace violence and burnout and what they mean for nurses today, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic that has exposed the long-standing failures of the health care industry to protect the health and safety of nurses and their patients. Using national and state level data and peer-reviewed literature and drawing on participants’ direct experiences, we will examine the relationship between health care industry restructuring of nurses’ work and risk factors for workplace violence and nurse burnout. Understanding this relationship reveals powerful structural solutions to workplace violence, stress, and burnout for nurses.

Objectives: upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Describe root causes for workplace violence, stress, and burnout experienced by nurses
  • Identify strategies that aim to restructure nurses’ work
  • Discuss steps nurses can take to advocate for safer patient care.

Instructors: Patricia Gonzalez, RN, Rocelyn De Leon-Minch, Jane Thomason

3 hours for 3 CE credits

Locations

March 2, 2021
2pm-5pm PT/5pm-8pm ET
March 18, 2021
10am-1pm PT/1pm-4pm ET
March 25, 2021
12pm-3pm PT/3pm-6pm ET
April 13, 2021
2pm-5pm PT/5pm-8pm ET
April 22, 2021
10am-1pm PT/1pm-4pm ET
May 6, 2021
12pm-3pm PT/3pm-6pm ET
May 11, 2021
2pm-5pm PT/5pm-8pm ET
May 25, 2021
10am-1:00pm PT/1pm-4pm ET
June 10, 2021
12pm-3pm PT/3pm-6pm ET

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

This class will detail the structure of the global pharmaceutical industry and the process of vaccine development. We will address such questions as: where does funding for vaccine research come from? Do patents and intellectual property laws encourage or inhibit innovation? What sort of regulations must be in place to reduce risk and protect the public health? For perspective, the class will look at some historical breakthroughs in vaccine development in the United States, explore what has changed in the intervening years, and examine whether our current system is suited to meet the demands of global need. Looking ahead, we will outline what steps we can take to ensure equitable access to any new vaccines that have proven safe and effective. Lastly and crucially, we will examine what about our current system of drug and vaccine development must change in order to meet the challenge of future pandemics.

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

  • Describe the current structure of the global pharmaceutical industry and whether it helps or hinders equitable access to life-saving medications and vaccines
  • Discuss the difference between drug distribution models that treat vaccines as commodities versus public goods and the implications of each model for the public health

Instructor: KB Burnside-Oxendine

Course Details:

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

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

February 25, 2021
10am-12:00pm PST/1pm-3:00pm EST

Fighting the Monopoly Epidemic

From hospitals to health insurance to pharmaceuticals, today’s health care industries are increasingly dominated by monopolies. This class will explore the causes and effects of corporate consolidation and market concentration; how monopoly power in health care and other parts of the economy threatens the health and wellbeing of nurses, patients, and our communities; and what nurses can do to fight the monopoly epidemic.

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

  • Identify the drivers of increasing monopolization in health care
  • Describe the health and socioeconomic impacts of this trend
  • Explain how to address the monopoly epidemic through collective action, regulation, and comprehensive health care reform like Medicare for All.

Instructor: Chris Nielsen

Course Details

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

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
March 25, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm PT/4:00pm-5:00pm ET
Online
April 6, 2021
10:00am-11:00am PT/1:00pm-2:00pm ET
Online
April 22, 2021
5:00pm-6:00pm PT/8:00pm-9:00pm ET
Online
May 7, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm PT/4:00pm-5:00pm ET
Online
May 19, 2021
10:00am-11:00am PT/1:00pm-2:00pm ET