2020 Convention Workshop Materials

Below are materials for upcoming 2020 NYSNA Convention Workshops with additional content. Check back often for additional workshop materials to be posted. You will be e-mailed log-in information for all workshops you have registered for on the Monday of that week. Register for additional workshops HERE. Workshop materials are published in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format; download the Adobe Reader HERE.

If you need to change your schedule for any reason, please contact NYSNA’s Meeting and Convention Planning department by phone at (212) 785-0157, ext. 277, or by e-mail: mcp@nysna.org.

Zoom Tech Support

We will be using Zoom for all the educational sessions, and we strongly encourage you to use your computer or tablet in order to get the most out of each class. If you are unfamiliar with the technology, or wish to refresh your skills to make sure you get the most out of the sessions, please register for a training HERE.

Once you register for a class, please review these Zoom instructions. You will need to download Zoom, and test your video and audio settings, so please review the instructions in the days leading up to your workshop.

Finally, if you’ve attended a Zoom training and read the Zoom instructions, and you’re still stuck, e-mail ZoomHelp@nysna.org.

Core Class 1: Week of Sept. 14: “Understanding the Triple Crisis: What Does it Mean for Nurses?”

New York is in the grip of three, overlapping crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic collapse rivaling the Great Depression, and persistent systemic racism. Join us for a detailed look at each of these crises and what they mean for our union and profession. Here are some background readings; we encourage you to read some of them beforehand.

Pre-Convention Workshop: Tues., Sept. 15: “Lessons From the Epicenter of COVID-19: Preparing For A Resurgence in New York”

Pre-Convention Workshop: Thurs., Sept. 17: “Addiction: An Occupational Hazard for Nurses”

  • PLEASE NOTE: There are no handouts for this Workshop.

Core Class 2: Week of Sept. 21: “In the Trenches: COVID-19 Trends, Transmissions, and Treatments”

Pre-Convention Workshop: Tues., Sept. 22: “Strategies for Promoting Staff and Patient Safety in the Midst of A Mental Health Crisis”

Core Class 3: Week of Sept. 28: “Organizing to Defend our Standards and Our Practice in the COVID Era”

Pre-Convention Workshop: Tues., Sept. 29: “The Shameful History of Racism in Medicine”

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Core Class 4: Week of Oct. 5: “Racial Justice: Foundation of a Strong Nurses Union”

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Pre-Convention Workshop: Tues., Oct. 6: “Identifying Appropriate Staffing Levels for Your Hospital: An RN-Driven Approach”

Core Class 5: Week of Oct. 12: “Building Nurse Political Power in New York”

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Pre-Convention Workshop: Tues., Oct. 13: Webinar: “Medicare for All in the Age of COVID”

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“Advancing Health and Leading the Future of Nursing in a Changing Healthcare Environment”

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Pre-Convention Workshop: Fri., Oct. 16: Webinar: “Tax the Rich, Save New York's Healthcare Funding”

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