Reclaiming the Future of Nursing

Course Description:

(6 CEH) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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:

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

  1. 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 health care system.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic all CE course are being offered free of charge to all Registered Nurses. Participants will be notified by U.S. mail and by email if a course is cancelled.

FOR DIRECT-CARE AND STAFF RNs – Provided by California Nurses Association. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP754 for 6 CEH.