Preserving Holistic Care: Protecting the Science and Art of Nursing During a Global Pandemic

Nursing has been described as both a science and an art. What is the science of nursing?  How do we express the art of nursing? Is the humanitarian nature of nursing in danger? How do these elements help us actualize the essence of nursing practice in the context of widespread societal, political, and health care delivery changes? 

This online course and associated home studies will examine these questions as we look at the central role of Registered Nurses during the current global pandemic. 

Course Objectives:

  • Articulate the unique patient advocacy role RNs hold in the health care delivery system, both historically and during health care crises such as the current pandemic 
  • Define the critical role RNs have in maintaining the science and defending the art of nursing to preserve holistic patient care 
  • Recognize the potential of technology and restructuring to supplant RN critical thinking and independent clinical judgment with rigid clinical pathways or RN displacement 
  • Discuss the historical and contemporary roles of RNs in the face of infectious disease and public health threats 


  • Gerard Brogan, RN
  • Patricia Gonzalez, RN


Due to the social isolation edicts necessitated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be holding upcoming CE classes online. We will be using Zoom as the online platform. Register as usual and we will send you an invite to the Zoom class.

This will be a hybrid style class with 3 hours online via Zoom followed by two 2-hour home studies that can be completed on the same day for a total of 7 hours of continuing education credits

We will be sending everyone who registered for the class 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.

We realize this is yet another change in your stressful lives at the moment, please email Susie Gonzalez at if you need any clarification of these changes or have any questions.


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November 3, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
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November 5, 2020
Riviera Palm Springs
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San Rafael
November 11, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
101 Mcinnis Pkwy., San Rafael CA 94903
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November 13, 2020
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
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Sheraton Grand Hotel
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