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.


Las Vegas
September 21, 2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
September 28, 2018
Student Center West
828 S Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612 | Parking at: 1100 S.Wood St. Chicago, Il 60612
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