Reclaiming the Future of Nursing


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 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. 

Course Description:

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

Course Information:

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.


Online, 9:00-12:00 pm PT
July 15, 2020
Online, 9:00-12:00 pm PT
July 17, 2020
Online, 9:00-12:00 pm PT
July 21, 2020
Online, 9:00-12:00 pm PT
July 23, 2020
Online, 9:00-12:00 pm PT
July 29, 2020
Online, 9:00-12:00 pm PT
July 31, 2020
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