Hospital Economics For Nurses & The Science of Joy and Solidarity

Part I — Hospital Economics For Nurses: Behind The Scenes of The Business of Health Care

This class investigates the basic economic structures of hospital operations in the United States, focusing on demystifying how executives use the language of economics to justify their decisions. The class also addresses how market-driven medicine encourages nurses to prioritize economic choices over clinical judgment and the moral distress it creates.

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

  1. Compare and contrast the basic economic structure of private, for-profit, non-profit, publicly-traded, and publicly owned hospitals.
  2. Recognize how market pressures outside influence budget decisions inside the hospital industry.
  3. Identify the downstream health and social consequences of the financial choices hospital executives make.
  4. Explain the basic economic and moral investments of different kinds of health care systems.

Part II — The Science of Joy and Solidarity

This class examines the immediate and long-term health, social, and economic benefits of organized collective action. It explores a growing scientific consensus that common purpose and solidarity lead to a collective joy that is a significant and necessary variable in healing the broader challenges we currently face

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

  1. Describe empirically-verified health benefits and multiplier effects of collective joy for individuals, institutions, and communities.
  2. Identify organizational structures and practices that support and sustain joyful solidarity.
  3. Discuss the immediate and long-term results of joyful patient and collective advocacy.

 

Locations

Las Vegas
November 29, 2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89103
Kansas City, 9 a.m. to noon: Hospital Economics for Nurses (3 CEUs)
December 5, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City - Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64112
Kansas City, 5:30- 8:30 p.m. : The Science of Joy and Solidarity (3 CEUs)
December 5, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City - Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64112
San Bernardino
December 11, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S. Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92308
Class Full
Long Beach
December 13, 2018
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
Marina del Rey
December 18, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
San Diego
January 8, 2019
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
Modesto
January 16, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Modesto
1150 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
Palm Springs
January 23, 2019
The Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262
San Luis Obispo
February 6, 2019
Courtyard By Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Orange County
February 21, 2019
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County
100 The City Drive South, Orange CA 92868
Silver Spring
February 27, 2019
NNU Headquarters
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring MD 20910
Silver Spring
February 28, 2019
NNU Headquarters
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring MD 20910
Chicago
March 7, 2019
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
733 W Madison Street, Chicago IL 6066
San Mateo
March 12, 2019
Marriott San Mateo San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo CA 94402
Reno
March 14, 2019
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
2500 East Second Street, Reno NV 89595
Santa Monica
March 19, 2019
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
Sacramento
March 26, 2019
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Oakland
April 4, 2019
CNA/NNOC Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612
Redding
April 11, 2019
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding CA 96002