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A.I. 101 and Partnering with our Patients

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.

Part 1: A.I. 101: What to know about A.I. in healthcare and its effects on patient advocacy


What is A.I.? How does it work? How will it impact patient care and the nursing profession? This course will provide an overview of what artificial intelligence is and how it works, explore the types of technologies that employ A.I. in healthcare settings, and analyze the potential benefits and risks to patients and our communities. This course will also explore the ways nurses can ensure that A.I. and other data-driven technologies will not degrade the quality of the care they provide.


  • Define artificial intelligence (A.I.) and describe how A.I. technologies operate.
  • Identify existing and emerging use cases of A.I. and other data-driven technologies in healthcare settings
  • Develop a foundation to protect nurses and patients from the implementation of harmful technologies.

Instructor: Lily Cain

Part 2: Partnering with our Patients: Nurses, Worker Power, and Health Justice


We know there is a strong correlation between unionization and improved health outcomes for workers. For nurses, this connection can also positively impact their patients. This course will analyze how union nurses have partnered with patients to respond to a radically changing healthcare system and economy. We will examine the growth of RNs’ collective power through decades of organizing and how these struggles have improved the health and welfare of nurses, patients, and communities across the country. We will also look at the broader history of unions in the U.S., examine current debates about the future of workers and unions, and identify reforms that would further empower nurses in the fight for workplace health and safety, high-quality patient care, and health justice in our communities.


  • Identify various collective resources that RNs can draw on to support their patient advocacy.
  • Explain the historic connections between unionization and improved health outcomes for workers and the broader public.
  • Explore how nurses can use their collective strength to advocate for their patients and their profession within the facility and beyond.

Instructor: Lynda Berg

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Ventura Beach Marriott
2055 Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001

Thursday, July 25, 2024 (*This class is now full)
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
The Westin New Orleans
100 Rue Iberville
New Orleans, LA 70130

Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Doubletree by Hilton El Paso Downtown
600 N. El Paso Street
El Paso, TX 79901

Please note: CNA/NNOC/NNU is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and health of nurses, our patients, and our communities during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All in-person course participants are required to be fully vaccinated, wear masks while indoors, and practice social distancing to the extent possible.

CE courses are free to National Nurses United members. Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs.

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