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Partnering with Our Patients and Preventing Workplace Violence

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 — 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 health care 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.

Part 2 — Preventing Workplace Violence to Protect Nurses and Our Patients


Workplace violence rates in health care have accelerated significantly since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, on top of steep increases seen over the past decade. Nurses experience significant impacts from workplace violence, including physical and psychological injuries, stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is no surprise that workplace violence is implicated in high rates of turnover and nurses’ decisions to leave the profession.

This class will examine the issue of workplace violence and how it arises in health care settings. We will explore contributing factors and reasons for the recent acceleration in rates. Then, we will investigate workplace violence prevention measures by examining data and experiences on effectiveness. The class will conclude with a discussion about the strategies that nurses can employ to prevent workplace violence and to advocate for safer patient care in their facilities.


  • Discuss factors that contribute to workplace violence in health care settings.
  • Describe effective measures that prevent workplace violence in health care settings.
  • Identify strategies that nurses can employ to advocate for safer patient care conditions.

Instructors: Lynda Berg, Jane Thomason or Rocelyn de Leon-Minch

Dates and Locations

  • Thursday, August 15, 2024
    Sheraton Grand Sacramento
    1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Friday, August 23, 2024
    JW Marriott SF Union Square
    515 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2024
    Austin Marriott Downtown
    304 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024
    JW Marriott Chicago
    151 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Thursday, September 5, 2024
    Bakersfield Marriott Convention Center
    801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2024
    Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
    1755 South Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408
  • Thursday, September 12, 2024 *This class is now full and registration is closed*
    Anaheim Marriott Suites
    12015 Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92840

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 contact hours.

Please note: CNA/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.

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