The Health of Our Economy: How Inflation and Economic Crises Impact Patients and Nurses

Course Description

This course will analyze how economic crises affect nurses, their patients, and communities. It will help nurses make sense of how current crises such as the continued economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and inflation impact our health care system.

We will investigate how economic crises deepen existing racialized and gendered disparities in health outcomes, access, and coverage. We will also consider the ways in which financialization left both our health care system and economy massively underprepared for the Covid-19 pandemic at the expense of the most marginalized patients. We will conclude with an exploration of how nurses can utilize their collective power to lead in the fight for a future of economic and health justice.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain how health care disparities and rising health care costs impact our economy.
  • Identify how rising economic inequality has contributed to health care inequalities pertaining to health outcomes, access and coverage, especially for marginalized patients.
  • Explore how nurses have used their collective voice to lead in times of economic crisis and advocate for an equitable health care system.

Instructor: Omid Mohamadi

Course Details:

This will be a 3-hour online class via Zoom for 3 hours of continuing education credits. Check back soon for in-person dates.

After registering, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom class via email. It is important that you respond to the invitation and register for the Zoom class prior to the day of the class.

CE courses are free to National Nurses United members. Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs.


May 9, 2023
1pm-4pm PT/4pm-7pm ET
May 11, 2023
10am-1pm PT/1pm-4pm ET
May 23, 2023
1pm-4pm PT/4pm-7pm ET
May 24, 2023
10am-1pm PT/1pm-4pm ET