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.
We know as nurses you are all very busy at the moment, so we will be offering a variety of class formats (see class dates below for specifics).
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 Valerie Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any clarification of these changes or have any questions.
*Nurses are welcome to register for any class regardless of geographical location until the class has reached capacity.
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.
- 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
This will be a hybrid style class with 3 hours online via Zoom followed by a 3 hour home study that can be completed on the same day for a total of 6 hours of continuing education credits. An extra hour of home study will be available for UC nurses.