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. (If you’re not granted access to the site, go to NUHW.org/subscribe to submit an email address to NUHW.)

Not every course can be taken for credit by all license/certification holders. Members who do not need CE can also take these classes. Just log on and choose Not for Credit as your license type.

Questions? Contact the Continuing Education Program at ceadministrator@nuhw.org.

The Courses

Healthcare Reform as Patient Advocacy

2 credit hours

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.  Presenters: Elizabeth White, LCSW, an expert in health care systems and their impact on health care quality, and a therapist at Kaiser West Los Angeles. Marilyn Albert, BSN, NUHW staff member, 30 years experience in bedside care and nurse education.

Speak Up! How to Advocate for Your Patients

2 credit hours

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. Presenters: Suzanne Gordon, author and speaker with special expertise in healthcare systems, teamwork, patient safety, and nursing;  Latika Malkani, partner at law firm Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

Promoting Team Intelligence for Better Patient Care

2 credit hours

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. Presenters: Suzanne Gordon, author and speaker with special expertise in healthcare systems, teamwork, patient safety, and nursing; NUHW members and staff.

Mental Health Parity and the Standard of Care

2 credit hours

Course Content and Instructional Methods: Health care workers can improve access to mental health treatment through a variety of means, including working together to change their workplaces and the healthcare system as a whole. Presenters: Daniel Gizzo, PhD, clinical psychologist, Kaiser San Diego; Kirstin Quinn Siegel, LMFT, mental health therapist, Kaiser Oakland. Kenneth Rogers, PsyD, clinical psychologist, Kaiser Sacramento.