Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

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Kristin Wason

Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN (she/her)

Clinical Nurse Educator

Kristin is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Kristin contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Kristin is the Director of the Grayken Addiction Nurse Fellowship program, the first addiction nurse fellowship of its kind in the United States. She also sits on the BMC Substance Use Disorder Nursing Council. Kristin is an expert faculty member for the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X) and co-chair of the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction 2022 conference. Kristin's clinical interests include women's health, low-barrier treatment, and care of persons involved within the criminal-legal system. She is board-certified in addictions through the Addiction Nursing Certification Board. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Salem State University and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire.

Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

The content on this site and the content presented by Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is intended solely to inform and educate healthcare and social service professionals, and shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional. The hospital, the program, and the contributors are not acting as health care providers or professional consultants on behalf of any specific patient and disclaim establishing a provider-patient relationship with any specific patient.


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