Reclaiming the Future of Nursing

What will the future of nursing look like? Will the quality of patient care improve along with the quality of nurses’ jobs? Or will emerging technologies and a changing health care environment degrade the nursing profession and undermine patient outcomes? This course will survey key health care trends and help nurses understand how they can shape a future in which they will have the time, resources, professional autonomy, and safe workplaces they need to provide the care their patients need.

The first part of the course will analyze how nurses are affected by a broader crisis in care work. The second part will focus on technological change in health care, the factors driving it, and its impact on nurses and patients. The final section will explore how Medicare for All and other crucial reforms would empower nurses to reclaim the future of their profession and ensure that care work is truly valued and given the respect it deserves.

Course Objectives:

  • Articulate how gender stereotypes shape the way care work is perceived, defined, and valued in our economy, and how this in turn affects the American healthcare system.  
  • Describe recent technological trends in health care, and explain why technologies ostensibly introduced to complement nurses’ skills, ease workloads, and improve patient outcomes often have the opposite effect.
  • Describe how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system works and identify other concrete measures nurses can take to improve job quality and quality of care in their workplaces.
  • Explain how nurses can work with patients and their communities to address the crisis of care, shape technological change, and achieve health justice in America


Santa Rosa
March 27, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Class Full
Garden Grove
April 7, 2020
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840
San Diego
April 9, 2020
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108
San Rafael
April 17, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael
101 Mcinnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903
Santa Cruz
April 23, 2020
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
San Francisco
April 24, 2020
J W Marriott
515 Mason Street, San Francisco CA, 94102
San Bernardino
April 29, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408
Santa Clarita
April 30, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton Valencia
28508 Westinghouse Place, Valencia, California, 91355
Santa Clara
May 4, 2020
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
May 12, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley
1000 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
San Luis Obispo
May 14, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Granite Bay
May 22, 2020
Granite Bay Golf Club
9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay CA 95746
Long Beach
May 26, 2020
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Marina del Rey
May 28, 2020
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way , Marina del Rey CA 90292
Las Vegas
June 2, 2020
Green Valley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
June 9, 2020
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
June 11, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark, CA 94560
La Jolla
June 16, 2020
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla CA 92037
June 24, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96002
San Mateo
June 26, 2020
San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
June 30, 2020
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV 89595
July 8, 2020
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel
3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
July 9, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Monrovia
700 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016
July 15, 2020
California Nurses Association Headquarters
155 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
July 17, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto
1050 9th Street, Modesto CA 95354
July 21, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Chico
2481 Carmichael Dr, Chico, CA 95928
Palm Springs
July 23, 2020
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
July 29, 2020
CNA - Fresno Office
7575 N. Del Mar Ave. #103, Fresno 93711
July 31, 2020
Courtyard Bakersfield
801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
City of Industry
August 6, 2020
Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City Of Industry, CA 91744
August 28, 2020
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814
September 17, 2020
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street Eureka CA 95501
Santa Monica
September 28, 2020
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401