CE Classes and Workshops

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
January 21, 2021
2pm-4pm PT/5pm-7pm ET
Online
February 22, 2021
10am-12pm PT/1pm-3pm ET
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

February 9, 2021
10am-1pm PT/1pm-4pm ET
February 18, 2021
12pm-3pm PT/3pm-6pm ET
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

Confronting Institutionalized Racism in Health Care

This course will identify institutional factors that contribute to racial disparities in health care. It will analyze patterns and practices throughout the health care system that contribute to unequal resources, health opportunities, and power, which in turn cause harm to patients of color and their communities.  

The course will also examine how the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to further entrench racism in health care. Different health care industries are attempting to use the pandemic to increase profits to the detriment of racial justice. At the same time, there has been a dangerous revival of pharmaceutical and biotech research that substitutes race for other, as yet unidentified causal pathways. Even as Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people are contracting and dying of Covid-19 at alarming rates, insurance companies have made record profits as non-Covid related services have declined, and hospital systems remain unaccountable for facility closures in communities with the highest health needs.

The course will conclude with a discussion of the ways that Medicare for All would redress structural racial disparities in health care as well as how equality in health care is central to the broader fight for racial justice.  

Objectives:

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

  • Define institutionalized racism
  • Identify how racism has been historically institutionalized across the health care system and how this relates to structural racism in the wider economy
  • Explain how the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to further entrench racism in specific health care industries
  • Understand the role of nurse advocacy in advancing institutional solutions for redressing systemic racism
  • Discuss how Medicare for All can help dismantle patterns of institutionalized racism and rectify racial health disparities

Instructor: Omid Mohamadi

Course Details:

This will be a hybrid course consisting of a 2-hour online class via Zoom followed by a 1-hour home study that can be completed on the same day for a total of 3 hours of continuing education credits. An additional, optional hour of home study will be available for California-based nurses. 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.

Note: This class is frequently scheduled back-to-back with the class Queering Care: Ensuring LGBTQI+ Equity in Delivery of Nursing Care. Nurses interested in registering for both classes can receive up to 7 credits if taken on the same day.

Locations

Online
January 7, 2021
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
January 12, 2021
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
January 28, 2021
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
February 3, 2021
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
Online
February 12, 2021
1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST
Online
February 23, 2021
10-12pm PST/1-3pm EST

Queering Care: Ensuring LGBTQI+ Equity in Delivery of Nursing Care

This course will examine the unmet health needs and unique healthcare disparities faced by LGBTQI+ people in the US by situating poor health outcomes within the social, political, and economic determinants of health. We will look at how cultural stigma, institutional discrimination, interpersonal and state violence, clinical pathologization, and legal attacks on civil rights converge to create the conditions of ill-health for queer and trans patients.  

Careful review of ongoing struggles for LGBTQI+ health justice reveals nurses’ roles as fierce advocates and public health allies. Nurses are instrumental in resisting systemic homophobia and transphobia as part of the larger collective fight for social justice and public health and safety.

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

  • Define basic terms and concepts of LGBTQI+ care
  • Identify the health needs and healthcare disparities faced by LGBTQI+ people
  • Broaden the understanding of the social and economic determinants of these disparities
  • Recognize the unique professional role of nurses in providing and planning LGBTQI+ care 

Instructors: Kel Montalvo-Quiñones and Patricia Gonzalez, RN

Course Details:
This will be a 3-hour online class via Zoom for 3 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.

Note: This class is frequently scheduled back-to-back with the class Confronting Institutionalized Racism in Health Care. Nurses interested in registering for both classes can receive up to 7 credits if taken on the same day.

Locations

Online
January 7, 2021
9am-12pm PT/12pm-3pm ET
Online
January 12, 2021
1pm-4pm PT/4pm-7pm ET
Online
January 28, 2021
9am-12pm PT/12pm-3pm ET
Online
February 3, 2021
1pm-4pm PT/4pm-7pm ET
Online
February 12, 2021
9am-12pm PT/12pm-3pm ET
Online
February 23, 2021
1pm-4pm PT/4pm-7pm 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

January 8, 2021
10am-12:00pm PST/1pm-3:00pm EST
January 14, 2021
3pm-5:00pm PST/6pm-8:00pm EST
January 20, 2021
3pm-5:00pm PST/6pm-8:00pm EST
January 26, 2021
3pm-5:00pm PST/6pm-8:00pm EST
February 4, 2021
3pm-5:00pm PST/6pm-8:00pm EST
February 11, 2021
10am-12:00pm PST/1pm-3:00pm EST
February 18, 2021
10am-12:00pm PST/1pm-3:00pm EST
February 25, 2021
10am-12:00pm PST/1pm-3:00pm EST