The Global Nurses: Caring For The Global Community

As a nurse, maybe you work in the same community in which you were born and raised. Or, maybe you’ve traveled to your current facility from another neighborhood, another state, or another region of the world. In all these cases, nurses reflect the communities they care for. As patient populations become increasingly diverse, nurses combine on-the-ground community knowledge with the global perspective that’s needed to care for their patients.

This course will examine the role of RNs as global citizens. We will investigate how the nursing profession responds to an international “crisis of care” by pitting the values advocacy and compassion against the exploitative systems their patients face every day. From a historical standpoint, we will explore the ethical challenges and solutions that nurses have faced since the inception of the profession. We will also draw more modern comparisons between RNs and other global caring professions in order to understand how nurses are part of a broader struggle for care, health equity, and justice.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Identify how global migration patterns shape patient and caregiver communities.
  • Explain how the nursing profession responds to the needs of a global crisis in care.
  • Enumerate the social and economic conditions faced by over 19 million nurses across the globe.
  • Articulate why the public holds trust and faith in nurses and how nurse ethics can continue to foster confidence in the profession.
  • Describe the connections between RNs and other care professionals who form a global movement for care justice.


All class times 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, additional hour available.


Santa Rosa
June 4, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Santa Cruz
June 6, 2019
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz CA 95060
June 18, 2019
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame CA 94010
June 20, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Marina del Rey
June 25, 2019
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
San Diego
June 27, 2019
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
Santa Clara
July 12, 2019
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara CA 95054
July 18, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark CA 94560
Granite Bay
July 23, 2019
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay CA 95746
July 26, 2019
California Nurses Association Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
Santa Monica
August 6, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
Long Beach
August 8, 2019
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
Class Full
Garden Grove
September 25, 2019
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
La Jolla
September 27, 2019
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
San Francisco
October 21, 2019
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102