Preserving Holistic Care: Protecting the Science and Art of Nursing

Nursing has been described as both a science and an art. What is the science of nursing? In what ways is nursing an art? How does one describe the multidimensional role of the RN? How do we express the art of nursing? Is the humanitarian nature of the art of nursing in danger? And, how do science and art help nurses to articulate the essence of their profession in the context of societal, political, and health care delivery changes?

This course will examine all these questions as we look at the impact of blind reliance on technology on the science and art of the nursing profession; how it will cause an erosion of skills for the next generation of RNs who (unless stopped) will be “trained” in tasks instead of “educated” in skills; and how it has the potential of destroying the professional practice of registered nurses.

Course Objectives:

  • Articulate the unique patient advocacy role RNs hold in the health care delivery system.
  • Explore the potential of technology replacing human interaction in the delivery of patient care.
  • Recognize the potential of technology to supplant RN critical thinking and independent clinical judgment with rigid clinical pathways or RN displacement and/or override technologies.
  • Discuss technology's role in the health care industry's restructuring of provider roles.
  • Define the critical role all RNs have in maintaining the science and art of the nursing profession to preserve holistic care.


April 9, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1150 9th St, Modesto, CA 95354
Santa Clara
April 15, 2020
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara CA 95054
April 30, 2020
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
May 13, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Chico
2481 Carmichael Dr., Chico CA 95928
June 2, 2020
CNA Fresno Office
7575 North Del Mar Ave. #103, Fresno CA 93711
June 4, 2020
Courtyard Bakersfield
801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
June 17, 2020
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Ave., Oakland CA 94612
Marina del Rey
July 6, 2020
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
San Diego
July 9, 2020
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego CA 92108
Santa Cruz
July 14, 2020
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Santa Rosa
July 23, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad St., Santa Rosa CA 95401
Granite Bay
August 4, 2020
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Dr., Granite Bay CA 95746
August 11, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth St., Eureka CA 95501
August 13, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Dr., Redding CA 96002
Garden Grove
August 25, 2020
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove CA 92840
La Jolla
August 27, 2020
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Ct., La Jolla CA 92037
San Mateo
September 16, 2020
San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402
September 23, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr., Newark CA 94560
San Luis Obispo
September 30, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin St., San Luis Obispo CA 93405
San Bernardino
November 3, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 South Waterman Ave., San Bernardino CA 92408
Palm Springs
November 5, 2020
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs CA 92262
San Rafael
November 11, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
101 Mcinnis Pkwy., San Rafael CA 94903
San Francisco
November 13, 2020
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason St., San Francisco CA, 94102
November 23, 2020
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St., Sacramento CA 95814