Nursing Grand Rounds: Living on the Edge: The COVID19 Pandemic and Aftermath

The COVID-19 pandemic has put extreme stress on the health care workforce in the United States, leading to workforce shortages as well as increased health care worker burnout, exhaustion, and trauma. These pandemic-related challenges have taken place in a context of significant pre-existing workforce shortages and mal-distribution, as well as in a workforce where burnout, stress, and mental health problems were already significant problems. This lecture will focus on the COVID19 pandemic and its effect on healthcare professionals and healthcare systems.

Target Audience

This CNE course is designed for RNs, LPNs, social workers, and healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss healthcare in the United States-2020 before COVID
  • Review the burden of COVID19 pandemic-were we prepared?
  • Examine the pandemic aftermath-2020 after COVID
  • Recognize lessons learned and future opportunities-building a resilient healthcare workforce and system


Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ANCC
  • 0.75 ASWB
  • 0.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

This course will be presented via a recorded presentation.


Angela Lewis-Dmello, MSW, LICSW
President and CEO
Northeast Youth and Family Services
Minneapolis, MN

Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring activity for a maximum of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ANCC contact hours. 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual  courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX clinical continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ANCC
  • 0.75 ASWB
  • 0.75 Attendance


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Cancellation and Refund Policy

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