Protecting Patients from Health Care Monopolies and Immigrant Justice as Health Justice

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

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: Protecting Patients from Health Care Monopolies

Course Description

This course will analyze the factors driving hospital mergers and acquisitions and examine the impact of corporate consolidation on patients and nurses. Through different case studies, we will investigate the consequences of health care monopolies, including the closure of hospitals that serve poor, urban, and rural patients; the outsourcing of care; and systematic understaffing. This course will also show how nurses can fight back against health care monopolies by building collective power to create safer, healthier workplaces. We will conclude by exploring how nurses can continue to advocate for patients by growing and expanding their power and solidarity.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the causes of increasing hospital mergers and acquisitions, as well as their impact on health and safety in nurses’ workplaces.
  • Explain how health care monopolies have exacerbated preexisting health disparities and impacted access to care for underserved patients.
  • Explore how nurses can use their collective strength to respond to concentrated corporate power and fight for health justice within the hospital industry and beyond.

Instructor: Omid Mohamadi

Part 2: An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Immigrant Justice as Health Justice

Course Description

This course will examine immigration status as a social determinant of health. We will explore common health impacts of industries where immigrant labor is dominant and look at recent laws and policies that have impacted or could impact access to care for immigrants.

This course will also examine the struggles that immigrant nurses have faced in the US and the role they have taken in advancing safer and more equitable workplaces. For context, we will survey historical events and policies that have impacted the current laws and regulations surrounding immigrant labor in the US. Finally, we will discuss how nurses can engage in collective action to fight for a just health care system that ensures quality care for all, regardless of citizenship status.

Course Objectives

  • Explain why immigration status is a social determinant of health.
  • Describe how the current US health care system blocks access to care for immigrant patients, and how nurses can fight for a more just system.
  • Identify the role immigrant nurse activism has played in securing better workplace conditions for all nurses.

Instructor: Lily Cain

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Margaritaviile Resort Palm Springs
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Clarita Valencia
25320 The Old Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91381

Monday, October 16, 2023
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
San Mateo Marriott
1770 S Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

Thursday, November 2, 2023
CNA Headquarters
155 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

Friday, November 3, 2023
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Thursday, November 9, 2023
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92018

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815

Thursday, November 30, 2023
Courtyard San Luis Obispo
1605 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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.

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

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