Stress on the Job

A Closer Look at Root Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Workplace stress is a serious concern for nurses, with impactful consequences for individual nurses’ health as well as patient care, burnout, and turnover. Usually stress is talked about as an individual problem. Solutions proffered by employers generally focus on self-care and stress relief, “I have to make the situation work”, and individual therapy/mental health treatment, “There must be something wrong with me”.

Registered nurses are responsible for and accountable to practicing safely, competently, ethically, and compassionately in accordance with their scope of practice. This class will look at how workplace stress can be a barrier to that responsibility. We will look closely at the fundamental sources of physical, mental, and moral stress in nursing — including understaffing and under-resourcing, amongst others. In looking at the bigger picture of workplace stress, we will identify effective solutions to nurses’ workplace stress.

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

  1. Articulate root causes of nurses’ work-related stress.
  2. Describe how a stressful workplace affects patient outcomes.
  3. Discuss the relation between stress and organizational constraints.


Santa Clara
July 17, 2018
Marriott Santa Clara
2700 Mission College, Santa Clara CA 95054
Class Full
July 26, 2018
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94612
July 30, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento CA 95814
Class Full
San Mateo
August 6, 2018
Marriott San Mateo
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo CA 94402
Class Full
August 9, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark CA 94560
Marina del Rey
August 28, 2018
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey CA 90292
Class Full
Garden Grove
August 29, 2018
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
La Jolla
August 31, 2018
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla CA 92037