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The Biology of Inequality and A.I. 101

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: The Biology of Inequality: The Health Impacts of Social Environments


Nurses know firsthand that social conditions affect access to health care, exposure to health risks, and health outcomes for patients. But what exactly are the pathways and mechanisms by which “social determinants” like poverty, pollution, and discrimination manifest in the body and impact health? This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how social, economic, and political inequalities and injustices materialize in individual, population, and even generational health. The class will also consider what the implications are for union nurses as patient advocates and discuss how nurses can help remedy the pathogenic effects of inequality and injustice on human health and society.


  • Explain how economic, social, and political inequalities engender and shape health outcomes and identify root causes of health disparities;
  • Articulate the connections between structural, social, environmental, and individual determinants of health and disease;
  • Explore interpersonal, collective, and structural responses that address health disparities and their related social inequities.

Instructor: Kel Montalvo-Quiñones

Part 2: 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

Dates and Locations

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
175 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Friday, May 31, 2024
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Thursday, June 13, 2024
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
515 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Wednesday, November 20, 2024
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Updated date coming soon
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Rocky Point Waterfront
3050 N. Rocky Point Drive West
Tampa, FL 33607

Updated date coming soon
Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Country Club Plaza
4600 Mill Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112

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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