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.


December 12, 2019
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding CA 96002
December 13, 2019
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel
3425 Solano Avenue, Napa CA 94558
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
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
February 13, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley
1000 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo CA 94589
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