Nursing In A New Era

Learning And Applying Structural Competency

How is our health affected by the society in which we live? Why are U.S. patients consistently among the sickest in the industrialized world, despite having the highest health expenditure per person? How has the investment of tens of billions of dollars in healthcare technology affected patients and the nursing profession? What hap- pens to health outcomes when traditional jobs go by the wayside and laws to protect workers and communities are rolled back?

This class introduces nurses to a new approach to healthcare — structural competency — a cutting edge model that addresses the interplay of biological and social factors affecting patients and communities. The course examines how new healthcare technologies accelerate the shift of care from hospitals to less costly care settings, like clinics and the home, and the effect this may have on the patient and family caregivers. It explains how the “Uberization” of nursing undermines the holistic nurse-patient relationship with deleterious effects for RNs and patients. The class concludes by discussing how nurses can apply structural competency to protect their patients, profession, and communities and heal the structural causes of poor health in the United States.


New York
November 21, 2017
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York NY 10036
Silver Spring
November 28, 2017
Tommy Douglas Conference Center
10000 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring MD 20903
San Francisco
December 7, 2017
JW Marriott
515 Mason St, San Francisco CA 94102
San Bernardino
December 12, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
1755 S Waterman Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92308
Long Beach
December 14, 2017
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach CA 90815
La Jolla
January 17, 2018
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla CA 92037
January 19, 2018
Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove CA 92840
City of Industry
February 6, 2018
Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City of Industry CA 91744
Marina del Rey
February 9, 2018
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292
February 21, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton, Fresno Convention Center
2233 Ventura St, Fresno CA 93721
March 1, 2018
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton OH 45409
March 13, 2018
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940
March 29, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison St, Chicago IL 60661
Greater St. Louis
April 11, 2018
IBEW Local 309
2000A Mall St, Collinsville IL 62234
St. Paul
April 12, 2018
Minnesota Nurses Association
345 Randolph Avenue, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55102
April 24, 2018
Tampa NNOC Office
1406 N 19th St, Tampa FL 33605
April 26, 2018
Caribbean Cultural Center
3500 NW 15th St, Lauderhill FL 33311
Corpus Christi
May 22, 2018
Corpus Christi NNOC Office
321 Texan Trail, Suite 230, Corpus Christi TX 78411
El Paso
May 24, 2018
El Paso NNOC Office
310 North Mesa St, Suite 615, El Paso TX 79901