CE Classes

Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

RN Values in Action

Public Health, Disaster Relief, and Humanitarian Crises

From hurricanes to wildfires, natural disasters have generated an onslaught of humanitarian crises in recent years. This course will explore what factors contribute to the increasing prevalence of such crises, and how science-based RN practice and advocacy can mitigate the suffering caused by this disturbing trend.

During the class, we will hear firsthand accounts from RNs who have deployed to disaster-stricken areas. These experiences will help us understand how the core nurse values of caring, compassion, and community provide a model for addressing humanitarian crisis, and for rebuilding communities in the aftermath of natural disaster.

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

  1. Provide examples of economic processes that exacerbate the health impacts of natural disasters on vulnerable communities.
  2. Discuss how the core nurse values of caring, compassion, and community relate to disaster relief and humanitarian aid.
  3. Describe the historic public health role of the nursing profession and why RNs must continue to advocate for robust public health policy beyond the bedside.
  4. Explain the relationship among public health, pollution, and climate change.


March 23, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1150 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
Santa Rosa
March 27, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Santa Cruz
March 29, 2018
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
April 5, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
April 10, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark CA 94560
April 12, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton, Fresno Convention Center
2233 Ventura Street, Fresno CA 93721
Walnut Creek
May 1, 2018
Walnut Creek Marriott
2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596
Silver Spring
May 16, 2018
Tommy Douglas Conference Center
10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20903
New York
May 10, 2018
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York NY 10036
May 18, 2018
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94612
May 22, 2018
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay CA 95746
Santa Clara
May 24, 2018
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054
Long Beach
May 29, 2018
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
Palm Springs
May 31, 2018
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262
June 5, 2018
Courtyard Bakersfield
3601 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield CA 93308
San Mateo
June 7, 2018
Marriott San Mateo
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo CA 94402
La Jolla
June 12, 2018
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
Marina del Rey
June 14, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
June 19, 2018
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
June 21, 2018
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
2500 East Second Street, Reno NV 89595
Garden Grove
July 10, 2018
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
San Francisco
July 13, 2018
JW Marriott
515 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102
St. Louis
July 17, 2018
Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis MO 63117
Duarte/San Gabriel
July 19, 2018
Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry CA 91744
El Paso
July 24, 2018
El Paso NNOC Office
310 North Mesa Street, Suite 615, El Paso TX 79901
Corpus Christi
July 26, 2018
Corpus Christi NNOC Office
321 Texan Trail, Ste 230, Corpus Christi TX 78411
San Bernardino
July 31, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S. Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92308
Santa Monica
August 2, 2018
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
August 9, 2018
Caribbean Cultural Center
3500 NW 15th Street, Lauderhill FL 33311
September 6, 2018
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Boulevard, Dayton OH 45409
September 11, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
1000 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
September 18, 2018
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309
Las Vegas
September 21, 2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
September 28, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison St, Chicago IL 60661
October 12, 2018
Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
7499 Augusta National Dr, Orlando FL 32822
San Diego
October 18, 2018
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego CA 92108
Los Angeles
October 23, 2018
Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE
900 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90015
October 26, 2018
Even Hotel
6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota FL 34240
November 9, 2018
Houston Office
12777 Jones Road, Suite 390, Houston TX 77070

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.

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

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


Santa Clara
July 17, 2018
Marriott Santa Clara
2700 Mission College, Santa Clara CA 95054
July 26, 2018
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94612
July 30, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento CA 95814
San Mateo
August 6, 2018
Marriott San Mateo
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo CA 94402
August 9, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark CA 94560
Marina del Rey
August 28, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey CA 90292
Garden Grove
August 29, 2018
Anaheim Marriott Suites
700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim CA 92802
La Jolla
August 31, 2018
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla CA 92037

Nursing In A New Era

Learning And Applying Structural Competency

How is our health affected by the society in which we live? Why are U.S. patients consistently among the sickest in the industrialized world, despite having the highest health expenditure per person? How has the investment of tens of billions of dollars in healthcare technology affected patients and the nursing profession? What hap- pens to health outcomes when traditional jobs go by the wayside and laws to protect workers and communities are rolled back?

This class introduces nurses to a new approach to healthcare — structural competency — a cutting edge model that addresses the interplay of biological and social factors affecting patients and communities. The course examines how new healthcare technologies accelerate the shift of care from hospitals to less costly care settings, like clinics and the home, and the effect this may have on the patient and family caregivers.

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

  1. Articulate a biosocial understanding of U.S. health inequity.
  2. Evaluate the implications of technology-driven deskilling for the broader society and, in particular, for nurses’ judgment and ability to advocate for their patients.
  3. Apply the insights of structural competency to bedside nursing and community health.


March 13, 2018
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
March 29, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison St, Chicago IL 60661
April 24, 2018
Tampa NNOC Office
1406 N 19th St, Tampa FL 33605
April 26, 2018
Caribbean Cultural Center
3500 NW 15th St, Lauderhill FL 33311
Corpus Christi
May 22, 2018
Corpus Christi NNOC Office
321 Texan Trail, Suite 230, Corpus Christi TX 78411
El Paso
May 24, 2018
El Paso NNOC Office
310 North Mesa St, Suite 615, El Paso TX 79901

Everything You Wanted To Know About Nursing, But Were Afraid To Ask

This course will cover topics relevant to the practice of registered nurses in Maryland by examining how various professional models of care, nursing leadership, and management style promoted by magnet status designation, as well as the increased utilization of technology, impact the registered nurse’s ability to exercise independent professional judgment and advocate in the exclusive interest of the patient. The class runs from 9am - 3pm.

  1.  Describe the effects of magnet designation on the art and science of RN practice and the RN duty and right of patient advocacy.
  2. Analyze the impact of evidence-based and decision-support technologies on safe, therapeutic, and  competent patient care.
  3. Recognize the importance of the direct-care RNs autonomy in exercising independent professional judgment in the exclusive interest of their patients.


May 17, 2018
Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
17 Commerce St.