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Meeting State Requirements for Pain/Opiate Education for the Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner Students
Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

NOTE: If you are unable to attend the live webinar, it will be archived within two weeks on the PCSS website .

Presenter:  Kathleen Bradbury-Golas, DNP, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, PA

Cost:  No Fee

Target audience:  This activity was developed to meet the needs of Nurse Practitioners and Nurses caring for clients with substance use disorders

Webinar description:  Secondary to the opioid epidemic in the United States, more and more states are now mandating continuing education on pain management and opioids for initial licensure and licensure renewal for nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students. This presentation will specifically focus on development of an on-line educational program on pain management and opioid education for nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students. The Board of Nursing in Pennsylvania now has state mandated requirements for education on pain management and opioid education for initial licensure and re-licensure of nurse practitioners. Drexel University, College of Nursing & Health Professions developed a curriculum to meet the mandated required hours of education. This presentation will discuss curriculum development and content of the modules as well as the state approval process.

Educational objectives:   
At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:
  • Identify the steps to creating an online pain management/opiate education module for NP students.
  • Review statistics of a created program. 
  • Discuss the requirements for continuing education for Advanced Practice Nurses and students to initiate/renew licensure

Credit education information: This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing through The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA), provider #CEP16785, for a maximum of 1.00 Nursing Contact Hour. The licensee must retain this document for a period of four (4) years after the course concludes.
Look for more information about treating chronic pain and opioid use disorder and additional trainings at www.pcssNOW.org.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human ServicesÍž nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.