CE Classes

Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

Hospital Economics For Nurses & The Science of Joy and Solidarity

Part I — Hospital Economics For Nurses: Behind The Scenes of The Business of Health Care

This class investigates the basic economic structures of hospital operations in the United States, focusing on demystifying how executives use the language of economics to justify their decisions. The class also addresses how market-driven medicine encourages nurses to prioritize economic choices over clinical judgment and the moral distress it creates.

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

  1. Compare and contrast the basic economic structure of private, for-profit, non-profit, publicly-traded, and publicly owned hospitals.
  2. Recognize how market pressures outside influence budget decisions inside the hospital industry.
  3. Identify the downstream health and social consequences of the financial choices hospital executives make.
  4. Explain the basic economic and moral investments of different kinds of health care systems.

Part II — The Science of Joy and Solidarity

This class examines the immediate and long-term health, social, and economic benefits of organized collective action. It explores a growing scientific consensus that common purpose and solidarity lead to a collective joy that is a significant and necessary variable in healing the broader challenges we currently face

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

  1. Describe empirically-verified health benefits and multiplier effects of collective joy for individuals, institutions, and communities.
  2. Identify organizational structures and practices that support and sustain joyful solidarity.
  3. Discuss the immediate and long-term results of joyful patient and collective advocacy.



Las Vegas
November 29, 2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89103
San Bernardino
December 11, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S. Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92308
Long Beach
December 13, 2018
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
Marina del Rey
December 18, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
San Diego
January 8, 2019
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
September 16, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Modesto
1150 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
Palm Springs
January 23, 2019
The Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262
San Luis Obispo
February 6, 2019
Courtyard By Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Orange County
February 21, 2019
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County
100 The City Drive South, Orange CA 92868
Silver Spring
February 28, 2019
NNU Headquarters
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring MD 20910
March 7, 2019
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
733 W Madison Street, Chicago IL 6066
San Mateo
March 12, 2019
Marriott San Mateo San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo CA 94402
March 14, 2019
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
2500 East Second Street, Reno NV 89595
Santa Monica
March 19, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
March 26, 2019
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
April 4, 2019
CNA/NNOC Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
April 11, 2019
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding CA 96002

How Medicare for All Can Fix the Health Care Crisis and Heal America

American health care is in crisis, and nurses are on the frontlines. Skyrocketing costs are causing nurses’ patients to get sicker as they delay or forgo necessary care. RNs witness growing frustration and despair in their communities as medical debt undermines economic security and hospital closures exacerbate public health disparities. And on top of it all, nurses are forced to deal with constant health and safety risks and increasingly stressful workplaces as they struggle to provide the highest quality care for their patients and advocate for their communities.

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.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Assess how Medicare for All compares to other health care reform proposals on ethical, clinical, professional, and socioeconomic grounds.
  4. Articulate which problems Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
  5. Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more.



Granite Bay
November 6, 2018
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay CA 95746
November 7, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
La Jolla
November 13, 2018
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
San Diego
November 16, 2018
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
January 8, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark CA 94560
Santa Clara
January 11, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott

2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054
Marina del Rey
January 15, 2019
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
Santa Monica
January 17, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
Garden Grove
January 23, 2019
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
San Mateo
January 31, 2019
Marriott San Mateo
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo CA 94402
February 5, 2019
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame CA 94010
February 7, 2019
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
San Francisco
February 26, 2019
SF Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103

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.


Las Vegas
September 21, 2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
September 28, 2018
Student Center West
828 S Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612 | Parking at: 1100 S.Wood St. Chicago, Il 60612
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