CE Classes & 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 of any changes 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled date of their class. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person classes.

Please check back regularly for updates.

 

Healing the Planet: Environmental Justice as Health Justice

Course Description:

Over the last several decades, the human impact on the Earth’s climate has exponentially increased, initiating an environmental crisis that threatens the sustainability of our planet and the wellbeing of its inhabitants. This course examines the implications of the anthropogenic disruption of the planet’s ecosystems for human health and health care, from changing ecologies of infectious disease to increased exposure to environmental toxins and natural hazards.

We will analyze the structural causes of environmental change by investigating how an economic system oriented towards limitless extraction, social relations rooted in consumption and competition, and cultural assumptions about human dominion over nature affect not just the natural environment, but the social distribution of health, wealth, and resources. In doing so, we will pay particular attention to how the adverse health effects of environmental change disproportionately impact already vulnerable communities, compounding systemic injustice and economic inequality. The class will reflect on the ways in which climate change is relevant to not only the health of patients, but to the integrity of clinical practice and functioning of health care systems by considering how it disrupts all conditions of care—from supply chains to infrastructure—increasing cost and undermining public health. Finally, the course will illustrate strategies that nurses are already implementing to respond to the structural causes of the climate crisis and offer tools for building a democratic and just transition to a more sustainable future.

Course Objectives :

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

  1. Grasp the fundamental science and terms of climate change and familiarize students with contemporary studies of anthropogenic climate disruption.
  2. Link environmental change to health and healthcare determinants and demonstrate how it disproportionately affects already-vulnerable populations, including in the Global South and economically disenfranchised communities everywhere.
  3. Articulate the structural causes of climate-induced health issues and the social forces that create environmental inequalities.
  4. Offer strategies for counteracting environmental injustice, addressing climate change, and “justly transitioning” to democratic and sustainable energy systems.

 Times and Credits: 10am - 2pm. The class is worth 3 CEH

Locations

El Paso
June 16, 2020
NNOC Office
310 North Mesa St., Ste. 615, El Paso, TX  79901
St. Petersburg
June 23, 2020
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Dr. St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Sarasota
June 24, 2020
EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch
6231 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240
Fort Myers
June 25, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers Cape Coral
4455 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33916
San Antonio
July 7, 2020
San Antonio AFL CIO Central Labor Council
9502 Computer Dr Ste. 201, San Antonio, TX 78229
Corpus Christi
July 8, 2020
NNOC Office
321 Texan Trail, Suite 230, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phoenix
July 21, 2020
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Tucson
July 22, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson - Reid Park
445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
Miami
August 4, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown/Brickell Area
200 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
West Palm Beach
August 5, 2020
Hilton West Palm Beach
600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Orlando
August 6, 2020
Marriott Orlando Downtown
400 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801

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
Class Full
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
Embassy Suites by Hilton Valencia
28508 Westinghouse Place, Valencia, California, 91355
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
801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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
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
801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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
Sacramento
November 23, 2020
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St., Sacramento CA 95814

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

Eureka
April 22, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street, Eureka CA 95501