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MNA Continuing Education Forum

Trauma and COVID-19: Help and Hope for Health Care Workers

Thursday, September 30th – 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Presented in person at the Sheraton in Ann Arbor, MI

Virtual option available for the keynote & plenary speakers

The anguish and stress felt by many nurses and health care workers continues to affect their families, personal sense of self-worth and ability to continue practicing. Healing and hope are available. Take the first steps by attending the 2021 MNA CE Forum.


1:00 pm From Trauma to Triumph

2:15 pm Change Leadership Under Tragedy

3:30 pm Breakout Sessions

4:30 pm Breakout Sessions

Keynote Speaker


Change Leadership Under Tragedy

Jason Wenschlag, Ed.D is a lifelong resident of Minneapolis and has been an educator for over 22 years, including 18 in public schools as a business teacher, coach, and administrator, and four years at Minnehaha Academy as the Upper school principal. Jason has degrees in business administration, business and marketing education, and education leadership, and is has completed his doctorate in organizational leadership. Jason will share his own experience of personal recovery from workplace trauma, as well as inspiring his team to heal.

Prospective Breakouts Topics

  • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • Guided Meditation
  • Managing Stress with Nutrition
  • Healing from Trauma

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe trauma progression and assessment of associated symptoms
  2. Identify interventions for managing trauma symptoms associated with providing care to patients, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
  3. Discover how to incorporate strategies for healing from trauma into team settings, workplace relationships, and activities of daily living.
  4. Explore the relationship between trauma-informed yoga and trauma symptom management.
  5. Articulate the techniques used in guided meditation to manage trauma-related symptoms.
  6. Discuss nutrition that can support emotional and mental wellness and help during high-stress periods.



September 1, 2021

4.0 contact hours will be awarded to RNs who are in attendance for the entire event and complete the evaluation. The Michigan Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.