Nurses’ Stake in Medicare for All

For decades, nurses have led the fight to make health care a right in America. Because of their efforts, Medicare for All is closer than ever to becoming a reality. But the prospect of success also raises new questions about how universal, single-payer health care will work and, specifically, how it will affect nurses.

This class will seek to answer those questions by exploring how Medicare for All will work in the U.S—how the program will be designed, how hospitals and other providers will be funded, how health care resources will be allocated to rural and underserved areas, and how high-quality care will be delivered to all. This course will also look at how Medicare for All will improve the quality of nursing jobs, strengthen health and safety and patient care standards, and safeguard nurses’ clinical judgement, among other topics.

Course Objectives:

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

  1. Answer common questions about how Medicare for All would impact nurses’ patients, communities, and their own professional practice.
  2. Explain how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system will work, including how resources will be allocated to ensure a single standard of high-quality care for all, and how the program will impact nurses’ working conditions and job quality.
  3. Articulate what Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
  4. Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more

Time:10 am - 2 pm

*Nurses will be notified of the venue when it becomes available

CE courses are free to California Nurses Association, National Nurses Organizing Committee, and National Nurses United members and student nurses. For direct-care and staff RNs. Participants will be notified by U.S. mail and by email if a course is cancelled.

NNU at-large membership is only available for RNs in non-NNU represented facilities.