To take NUHW’s courses, go to nuhw.digitalchalk.com, log in with the email where you receive messages from NUHW, and enter your temporary password: abc123. Then enter your license/certification type and number to see the online courses you can take for credit.

Not every course can be taken for credit by all license/certification holders. Once you log into the system, you will be shown only those classes that can be taken for credit by people with your license or certification.

Members who do not need CE can also take these classes. Just log on and choose Not for Credit as your license type.

If you are not able to log in or have questions, please contact the NUHW Continuing Education Program at ceadministrator@nuhw.org.

The Courses

How to Teach Others About Health Care Reform

The need to increase access to both medical and mental health care is one of the fundamental issues of our time. In this class participants will learn information and approaches they can use with others to move the health care conversation towards meaningful reform.

Opioid Addiction and Treatment

Opioid addiction impacts millions of Americans, so health care workers are all bound to encounter patients or clients that have an addiction. In addition to learning signs of opioid addiction and treatment options, participants will build their own comfort level around talking about opioid use and providing care for people struggling with addiction.

Safe Staffing: The Key to Quality Care

Health care workers play an important role as advocates when they work for appropriate staffing. Participants in this class will leave being able to educate coworkers and the public about the concrete health benefits of safe staffing. They will learn to assess the staffing levels at their own workplaces and be able to implement specific techniques to increase staffing, if needed.

Mental Health Access and the Standard of Care

Health care workers can improve client access to mental health treatment through a variety of means, including working together to change their workplaces and the healthcare system as a whole. Course takes an in-depth look at the problems with Kaiser Permenente’s mental health care services.

Speak Up! How to Advocate for Your Patients

Health care workers have a right and a responsibility to speak up regarding the treatment a patient is receiving. Because doing so is not always easy, the course teaches practical communication strategies that help health care workers overcome fear and express their concerns in a manner most likely to be heard and responded to by their colleagues.

Healthcare Reform as Patient Advocacy

Social factors, including the system of health care coverage, can dramatically affect patient outcomes. By participating in activities aimed at changing the relevant social structures, health care workers can improve patient and client outcomes.

Promoting Team Intelligence for Better Patient Care

The goal of this course is to advance conversations about teamwork and present the basics of team intelligence skills. In addition to a lecture, health care workers demonstrate ineffective, more effective, and most effective methods of communication when caring for a patient.