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.

 

Caring in the Age of Finance: How Financialization is Transforming the Hospital Industry, and How to Fight Back

This course will analyze impact of “financialization” in the hospital industry, which refers both to the growing influence of outside investors and to hospitals prioritizing their own investments over patient care. We will examine the consequences of financialization for patients, nurses, and communities, including surprise billing practices, inflated executive pay, hospital closures, and the skyrocketing cost of care.

Financialization has come at the expense of patient care and safe working environments for nurses. This course will consider how financialization left hospitals woefully unprepared for the pandemic; how the industry has exploited the crisis to pursue more financialization; and how their actions have contributed to worsening gender and racial health disparities. We will conclude by looking at how nurses are using their collective power to fight back against this financialization of the hospital industry and for patient-centered care at the bedside and beyond.

Objectives:

  • Understand the political and economic forces driving financialization in the hospital industry.
  • Identify specific examples of financialization in health care and describe the detrimental impacts on patients and nurses.
  • Explore how nurses can fight to protect their patients from these trends

Instructors: Omid Mohamadi

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
August 16, 2022
10am-12pm PT/1pm-3pm ET
Online
August 18, 2022
1pm-3pm PT/4pm-6pm ET
Online
August 24, 2022
1pm-3pm PT/4pm-6pm ET
Online
August 25, 2022
10am-12pm PT/1pm-3pm ET
Online
September 13, 2022
1pm-3pm PT/4pm-6pm ET
Online
September 29, 2022
10am-12pm PT/1pm-3pm ET
Online
October 5, 2022
10am-12pm PT/1pm-3pm ET
Online
October 27, 2022
1pm-3pm PT/4pm-6pm ET
Online
November 16, 2022
10am-12pm PT/1pm-3pm ET

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