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Industrial Influences in Nursing Policy and Practice

Course Description

The US health care system is undergoing a period of rapid restructuring facilitated by deregulation and increased reliance on technology. The Covid 19 crisis has also dramatically impacted the nursing workforce. The convergence of technology, deregulation, and an epidemic of moral injury in the nursing workforce is being used by the health care industry as justification to make dramatic cuts to registered nurse staffing. If allowed to continue unchallenged, restructuring could fundamentally alter the role RNs in the U.S. health care system. This class will identify industry initiatives, past and present, to minimize the role of registered nurses in health care delivery. Current trends, future threats, and the driving forces behind them will be explained and evaluated through the reported experience of direct-care nurses and available evidence.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the importance and value of protecting registered nurses' role in providing safe, competent, therapeutic, and effective patient care.
  2. Describe emerging technologies and analyze their impact on patient care and nursing practice.
  3. Evaluate strategies to engage in collective patient advocacy to promote and advance the role of direct-care nurses amidst restructuring initiatives.


Michelle Mahon, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing Practice, National Nurses United

Course Information

This is an, in-person CE Class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (2 hours of CE credits).

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 2 CEU CE credits.

Dates and locations

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown
4000 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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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