CE Classes & Workshops

Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

Reclaiming the Future of Nursing

What will the future of nursing look like? Will the quality of patient care improve along with the quality of nurses’ jobs? Or will emerging technologies and a changing health care environment degrade the nursing profession and undermine patient outcomes? This course will survey key health care trends and help nurses understand how they can shape a future in which they will have the time, resources, professional autonomy, and safe workplaces they need to provide the care their patients need.

The first part of the course will analyze how nurses are affected by a broader crisis in care work. The second part will focus on technological change in health care, the factors driving it, and its impact on nurses and patients. The final section will explore how Medicare for All and other crucial reforms would empower nurses to reclaim the future of their profession and ensure that care work is truly valued and given the respect it deserves.

Course Objectives:

  • Articulate how gender stereotypes shape the way care work is perceived, defined, and valued in our economy, and how this in turn affects the American healthcare system.  
  • Describe recent technological trends in health care, and explain why technologies ostensibly introduced to complement nurses’ skills, ease workloads, and improve patient outcomes often have the opposite effect.
  • Describe how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system works and identify other concrete measures nurses can take to improve job quality and quality of care in their workplaces.
  • Explain how nurses can work with patients and their communities to address the crisis of care, shape technological change, and achieve health justice in America

Locations

Santa Rosa
March 27, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Garden Grove
April 7, 2020
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840
San Diego
April 9, 2020
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
San Rafael
April 17, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael
101 Mcinnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903
Santa Cruz
April 23, 2020
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
San Francisco
April 24, 2020
J W Marriott
515 Mason Street, San Francisco CA, 94102
San Bernardino
April 29, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408
Santa Clarita
April 30, 2020
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Clarita Valencia
25320 The Old Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91381
Santa Clara
May 4, 2020
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Vallejo
May 12, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley
1000 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
San Luis Obispo
May 14, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Granite Bay
May 22, 2020
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay CA 95746
Long Beach
May 26, 2020
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Marina del Rey
May 28, 2020
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way , Marina del Rey CA 90292
Las Vegas
June 2, 2020
Green Valley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
Monterey
June 9, 2020
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
Newark
June 11, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark, CA 94560
La Jolla
June 16, 2020
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
Redding
June 24, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96002
San Mateo
June 26, 2020
San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
Reno
June 30, 2020
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV 89595
Napa
July 8, 2020
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel
3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
Monrovia
July 9, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Monrovia
700 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016
Oakland
July 15, 2020
California Nurses Association Headquarters
155 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Modesto
July 17, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1050 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
Chico
July 21, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Chico
2481 Carmichael Dr, Chico, CA 95928
Palm Springs
July 23, 2020
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Fresno
July 29, 2020
CNA - Fresno Office
7575 N. Del Mar Ave. #103, Fresno 93711
Bakersfield
July 31, 2020
Courtyard Bakersfield
3601 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308
City of Industry
August 6, 2020
Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City Of Industry, CA 91744
Sacramento
August 28, 2020
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Eureka
September 17, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street Eureka CA 95501
Santa Monica
September 28, 2020
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Preserving Holistic Care: Protecting the Science and Art of Nursing

Nursing has been described as both a science and an art. What is the science of nursing? In what ways is nursing an art? How does one describe the multidimensional role of the RN? How do we express the art of nursing? Is the humanitarian nature of the art of nursing in danger? And, how do science and art help nurses to articulate the essence of their profession in the context of societal, political, and health care delivery changes?

This course will examine all these questions as we look at the impact of blind reliance on technology on the science and art of the nursing profession; how it will cause an erosion of skills for the next generation of RNs who (unless stopped) will be “trained” in tasks instead of “educated” in skills; and how it has the potential of destroying the professional practice of registered nurses.

Course Objectives:

  • Articulate the unique patient advocacy role RNs hold in the health care delivery system.
  • Explore the potential of technology replacing human interaction in the delivery of patient care.
  • Recognize the potential of technology to supplant RN critical thinking and independent clinical judgment with rigid clinical pathways or RN displacement and/or override technologies.
  • Discuss technology's role in the health care industry's restructuring of provider roles.
  • Define the critical role all RNs have in maintaining the science and art of the nursing profession to preserve holistic care.

Locations

Modesto
April 9, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1150 9th St, Modesto, CA 95354
Santa Clara
April 15, 2020
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara CA 95054
Reno
April 22, 2020
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East Second St., Reno NV 89595
Monterey
April 30, 2020
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
Chico
May 13, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Chico
2481 Carmichael Dr., Chico CA 95928
Fresno
June 2, 2020
CNA Fresno Office
7575 North Del Mar Ave. #103, Fresno CA 93711
Bakersfield
June 4, 2020
Courtyard Bakersfield
3601 Marriott Dr., Bakersfield CA 93308
Oakland
June 17, 2020
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Ave., Oakland CA 94612
Marina del Rey
July 6, 2020
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
San Diego
July 9, 2020
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego CA 92108
Santa Cruz
July 14, 2020
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Santa Rosa
July 23, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad St., Santa Rosa CA 95401
Granite Bay
August 4, 2020
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Dr., Granite Bay CA 95746
Eureka
August 11, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth St., Eureka CA 95501
Redding
August 13, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Dr., Redding CA 96002
Garden Grove
August 25, 2020
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove CA 92840
La Jolla
August 27, 2020
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Ct., La Jolla CA 92037
San Mateo
September 16, 2020
San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402
Newark
September 23, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr., Newark CA 94560
San Luis Obispo
September 30, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin St., San Luis Obispo CA 93405
San Bernardino
November 3, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 South Waterman Ave., San Bernardino CA 92408
Palm Springs
November 5, 2020
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs CA 92262
San Rafael
November 11, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
101 Mcinnis Pkwy., San Rafael CA 94903
San Francisco
November 13, 2020
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason St., San Francisco CA, 94102
Las Vegas
November 18, 2020
Green Valley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson NV 89052
Sacramento
November 23, 2020
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St., Sacramento CA 95814

Current Issues In Nursing Scope and Practice In California & Staffing Standards by Scope, Ratio, and Acuity

Current Issues in Nursing Scope and Practice in California
(3 CEH) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class will be a dynamic investigation into current issues facing nurses’ scope and practice in California. The health care industry and some professional associations are attempting to restructure health care in ways that erode and fragment nursing practice, and in so doing undermine patient care. Using national and state-level data and peer-reviewed literature, we will examine the relationship between the structure and management of the health care industry and impacts on nurses’ health and safety, professional practice, and patient care. Understanding these relationships reveal powerful ways nurses can effectively advocate to protect their practice and to ensure safe environments for themselves, their colleagues, and their patients.

Course Objectives :

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

  1. Recognize and resist the tools of restructuring used by the health care industry.
  2. Discuss how direct care nurses can take steps to protect nursing practice and advocate for safe patient care.

Staffing Standards by Scope, Ratio, and Acuity
(3 CEH) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This class will lead bedside nurses in an exploration of the ways that technology is changing their practice and the delivery of patient care. Our discussion will reinforce the fundamental importance of safe staffing to nurses’ ability to provide the highest level of care. We will review the CNA-sponsored mandatory, minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, the Nursing Practice Act, and Title 22. This class will end with a robust discussion of steps nurses can take to effectively advocate for safer staffing.

Course Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss collective patient advocacy strategies including use of Title 22 ratios and acuity mandates.
  2. Initiate steps or actions necessary to promote safe assignments.

Note: The Bakersfield location will 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, for 6 CEH

Locations

Tracy - Current Issues in Nursing Scope and Practice - 9 am to 12 pm
January 15, 2020
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
1420 North Tracy Blvd., Tracy CA 95376
Tracy - Staffing Standards by Scope, Ratio, and Acuity - 1 pm to 4 pm
January 15, 2020
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
1420 North Tracy Blvd., Tracy CA 95376
Bakersfield - Current Issues in Nursing Scope and Practice - 9 am to 4 pm
February 18, 2020
Courtyard Bakersfield
3601 Marriott Dr., Bakersfield CA 93308

RATIOS, RIGHTS, AND REPRESENTATION

Course Description:

This class examines the key elements of the Florida Patient Protection legislation which includes:

1. Safe staffing by patient acuity and ratios;
2. RN rights as patient advocate;
3. RN/patient whistle-blower protection of this landmark legislation and its impact on patient protection and the RN right to advocate in the exclusive interest of the patient.

Course Objectives :

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

1. Articulate two reasons why strong patient protection and RN patient advocacy rights are critical for the provision of safe, therapeutic, and competent patient care.
2. Describe the critical importance of three key provisions of the Florida Patient Protection Act.
3. Demonstrate how collective grassroots patient advocacy strategies will have a positive impact on the adoption of these comprehensive uniform health care standards.

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Locations

Fort Myers
January 22, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers Cape Coral
4455 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Fort Lauderdale
January 23, 2020
Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale
1800 S Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316
St. Petersburg
February 4, 2020
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Dr. St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Orlando
February 5, 2020
Marriott Orlando Downtown
400 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801
Pensacola
February 6, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola Downtown
700 E Chase St, Pensacola, FL 32502

Nurses’ Stake in Medicare for All

For decades, nurses have led the fight to make health care a right in America. Because of their efforts, Medicare for All is closer than ever to becoming a reality. But the prospect of success also raises new questions about how universal, single-payer health care will work and, specifically, how it will affect nurses.

This class will seek to answer those questions by exploring how Medicare for All will work in the U.S—how the program will be designed, how hospitals and other providers will be funded, how health care resources will be allocated to rural and underserved areas, and how high-quality care will be delivered to all. This course will also look at how Medicare for All will improve the quality of nursing jobs, strengthen health and safety and patient care standards, and safeguard nurses’ clinical judgement, among other topics.

In addition to providing participants with a detailed look at Medicare for All, this will also be an interactive course in which nurses will have ample opportunities to ask questions they may have about the program. This course 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.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Answer common questions about how Medicare for All would impact nurses’ patients, communities, and their own professional practice.
  • Explain how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system will work, including how resources will be allocated to ensure a single standard of high-quality care for all, and how the program will impact nurses’ working conditions and job quality.
  • Articulate what Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
  • Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more

Time: 10 am - 2 pm

Locations

St. Petersburg
January 6, 2020
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Dr. St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Sarasota
January 7, 2020
EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch
6231 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240
West Palm Beach
January 8, 2020
Residence Inn by Marriott West Palm Beach Downtown/CityPlace Area
455 Hibiscus St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Miami
January 9, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown/Brickell Area
200 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
San Antonio
January 14, 2020
San Antonio AFL CIO Central Labor Council
9502 Computer Dr Ste. 201, San Antonio, TX 78229
Corpus Christi
January 15, 2020
NNOC
321 Texan Trail, Suite 230 Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Tucson
January 21, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson-Reid Park
445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
Phoenix
January 22, 2020
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
El Paso
January 23, 2020
NNOC
310 North Mesa St., Ste. 615 El Paso, TX 79901
Orlando
January 28, 2020
Marriott Orlando Downtown
400 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL
Fort Myers
January 29, 2020
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Myers East - The Forum
3427 Forum Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33905

Exploring And Explaining The Workplace Violence And Burnout Epidemics

Workplace violence is a growing epidemic in hospitals and other health care settings. Nurses and other health care workers encounter 5 to 12 times more workplace violence than workers overall in the United States. Simultaneously, nurses report extremely high rates of stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and burnout. Research has shown that as many as 86 percent of nurses report burnout syndrome and 22 percent of nurses have symptoms  of PTSD. 

This class will investigate the epidemics of workplace violence and burnout and what they mean for nurses today. Using national and state-level data and peer-reviewed literature, we will examine the relationship between the structure and management of the health care industry and risk factors for workplace violence and nurse burnout. Understanding this relationship reveals powerful structural solutions to workplace violence, stress, and burnout for nurses.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe the epidemics of workplace violence and burnout among nurses.
  • Explain the impact of workplace violence and nurse burnout on patient care.
  • Discuss how direct care nurses can take steps to end the workplace violence and burnout epidemics.

Locations

Redding
December 12, 2019
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding CA 96002
Napa
December 13, 2019
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel
3425 Solano Avenue, Napa CA 94558
Modesto
January 14, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1050 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
San Jose
January 21, 2020
San Jose Marriott
301 South Market Street, San Jose CA 95113
Marina del Rey
January 23, 2020
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way , Marina del Rey CA 90292
Oakland
January 28, 2020
California Nurses Association Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
San Rafael
February 11, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
101 Mcinnis Parkway, San Rafael CA 94903
Vallejo
February 13, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley
1000 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo CA 94589
Eureka
February 20, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street, Eureka CA 95501
Aurora (Class time: 9 am - 1 pm, CE credits: 4)
February 25, 2020
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
13200 E 14th Pl, Aurora, CO 80011
San Francisco
February 27, 2020
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102