RN Values in Action

Public Health, Disaster Relief, and Humanitarian Crises

From hurricanes to wildfires, natural disasters have generated an onslaught of humanitarian crises in recent years. This course will explore what factors contribute to the increasing prevalence of such crises, and how science-based RN practice and advocacy can mitigate the suffering caused by this disturbing trend.

During the class, we will hear firsthand accounts from RNs who have deployed to disaster-stricken areas. These experiences will help us understand how the core nurse values of caring, compassion, and community provide a model for addressing humanitarian crisis, and for rebuilding communities in the aftermath of natural disaster.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide examples of economic processes that exacerbate the health impacts of natural disasters on vulnerable communities.
  2. Discuss how the core nurse values of caring, compassion, and community relate to disaster relief and humanitarian aid.
  3. Describe the historic public health role of the nursing profession and why RNs must continue to advocate for robust public health policy beyond the bedside.
  4. Explain the relationship among public health, pollution, and climate change.


Garden Grove
July 10, 2018
Anaheim Marriott Suites
120 15 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
San Francisco
July 13, 2018
JW Marriott
515 Mason S treet, San Francisco CA 94102
St. Louis
July 17, 2018
Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis MO 63117
Duarte/San Gabriel
July 19, 2018
Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry CA 91744
El Paso
July 24, 2018
El Paso NNOC Office
310 North Mesa Street, Suite 615, El Paso TX 79901
San Bernardino
July 31, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
1755 S. Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92308
Santa Monica
August 2, 2018
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401
August 9, 2018
Caribbean Cultural Center
3500 NW 15th Street, Lauderhill FL 33311
September 6, 2018
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Boulevard, Dayton OH 45409
September 11, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
1000 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
September 18, 2018
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309
Las Vegas
September 21, 2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
September 28, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison St, Chicago IL 60661
October 12, 2018
Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
7499 Augusta National Dr, Orlando FL 32822
San Diego
October 18, 2018
San Diego Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego CA 92108
Los Angeles
October 23, 2018
Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE
900 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90015
October 26, 2018
Even Hotel
6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota FL 34240
November 9, 2018
Houston Office
12777 Jones Road, Suite 390, Houston TX 77070