CE Classes

Submitted by Administrator on September 14, 2017

Staffing Standards by Scope, Ratios, and Acuity

This class examines CNA-sponsored, uniform, safe-staffing standards, which mandate staffing by individual patient acuity with the RN ratios as the minimum, and identifies strategies for implementing and enforcing these standards.

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

  1. Concisely outline the statutory mandates on staffing by scope, ratios, and acuity.
  2. Recognize patient care standards and assignments which place your patients at risk.
  3. Initiate steps or actions necessary to promote safe assignments.
  4. Activate collective patient advocacy strategies including the use of Title 22 ratios and acuity mandates and the staffing provisions in the contract.


Marina del Rey
September 13, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Ending The Healthcare Workplace Violence Epidemic

Making the New Cal/OSHA Standard Work for Nurses

Workplace violence has reached epidemic proportions in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Healthcare workers in inpatient facilities are five to twelve times more likely to experience non-fatal workplace violence than workers in the United States overall. Studies have shown that nurses who experience workplace violence report high levels of stress and symptoms of trauma, decreased job performance and efficiency — all of which can reduce the quality of patient care in addition to impacting nurses’ lives and health. One study found that 61 percent of nurses who experience violence on the job consider leaving their jobs.

Employers can — and should — prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. California’s state OSHA program, Cal/OSHA, recently passed the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Standard (Calif. Code of Regulations Title 8 Sect. 3342). With a final effective date of April 1, 2018, this standard requires that employers create comprehensive, unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans with the active involvement of direct-care employees. This class will review the expansive requirements of the Cal/OSHA standard. We will then discuss roles for nurses in ensuring that employers provide a safe environment with appropriate and effective workplace violence prevention.

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

  1. Describe the elements of the Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Standard.
  2. Discuss nurses’ role in ensuring a safe environment for patient care.


Marina del Rey
September 5, 2018
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
Anaheim Marriott Suites
September 5, 2018
4:30 – 8:00 pm
Anaheim Marriott Suites, 12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
San Diego
September 6, 2018
1:00 – 4:00 pm
San Diego Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
September 7, 2018
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
September 12, 2018
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
CNA Headquarters, 155 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94612

Stress on the Job

A Closer Look at Root Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Workplace stress is a serious concern for nurses, with impactful consequences for individual nurses’ health as well as patient care, burnout, and turnover. Usually stress is talked about as an individual problem. Solutions proffered by employers generally focus on self-care and stress relief, “I have to make the situation work”, and individual therapy/mental health treatment, “There must be something wrong with me”.

Registered nurses are responsible for and accountable to practicing safely, competently, ethically, and compassionately in accordance with their scope of practice. This class will look at how workplace stress can be a barrier to that responsibility. We will look closely at the fundamental sources of physical, mental, and moral stress in nursing — including understaffing and under-resourcing, amongst others. In looking at the bigger picture of workplace stress, we will identify effective solutions to nurses’ workplace stress.

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

  1. Articulate root causes of nurses’ work-related stress.
  2. Describe how a stressful workplace affects patient outcomes.
  3. Discuss the relation between stress and organizational constraints.


Santa Clara
July 17, 2018
Marriott Santa Clara
2700 Mission College, Santa Clara CA 95054
Class Full
July 26, 2018
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94612
July 30, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento CA 95814
Class Full
San Mateo
August 6, 2018
Marriott San Mateo
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo CA 94402
Class Full
August 9, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark CA 94560
Marina del Rey
August 28, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey CA 90292
Class Full
Garden Grove
August 29, 2018
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
La Jolla
August 31, 2018
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla CA 92037

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.


September 6, 2018
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Boulevard, Dayton OH 45409
Baltimore - CANCELED
September 11, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
1000 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Atlanta - CANCELED
September 18, 2018
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309
Las Vegas
September 21, 2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
September 28, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison St, Chicago IL 60661
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
November 9, 2018
Houston Office
12777 Jones Road, Suite 390, Houston TX 77070