A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
December 4, 2023
9:00 am–1:00 pm ET
This course reviews topics covered in the certification exam for addictions nursing and is intended to support nurses preparing to sit for the CARN or CARN-AP exam.
Grayken TTA is offering a FREE exam review course for RNs and APRNs who are working in the addiction field and interested in becoming a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). This course is intended to support nurses studying for the CARN and CARN-AP exams by reviewing the material the exams will cover. Eligibility criteria for the CARN and CARN-AP certifications can be found on C-NET's website.
This program's contact hours can be used toward the addictions continuing education contact hours needed to sit for the exam.
Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) with experience treating patients with addiction who intend to sit for the CARN or CARN-AP exam.
Judith is a Clinical Educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction TTA program, teaching the Addiction Nursing Certification Review course. In addition, Judith works at an inpatient substance use disorder treatment facility, has a private practice, and is the playwright and performer of a one-woman show entitled Spiro Spero, a play about addiction, utilizing art to promote education and awareness surrounding addiction at various colleges, nursing and medical schools, and conferences.Vanessa Loukas, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP (she/her)
Vanessa is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, a Clinical Educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) program, and a Nurse Practitioner at Boston Medical Center with clinical expertise in treating addiction, co-occurring psychiatric conditions, and infectious diseases in primary care with clinical interests in harm reduction, low-barrier treatment, and medical addiction groups. Her background in acute treatment services as a registered nurse and her current practice inform her work instructing the Addiction Nursing Certification Review course offered through Grayken Center for Addiction TTA since 2018.
By the end of this certification review program, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)
Funding for out of state attendees is provided by the Opioid Response Network (ORN).
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 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 Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
REQUIREMENTS for credit
This is a two-part training. You must attend both parts 1 & 2 to be eligible for credit or a certificate of completion.
Please note this policy is strictly enforced for accreditation purposes. Participants will forfeit collection of credit and certificates of completion if more than 10 minutes of the training is missed.
Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants who complete and return the evaluation and stay for the entire program (Parts 1 & 2) will be awarded a total of 7.25 contact hours, with 2.00 contact hours classified as pharmacology.
Continuing education (CE) requirements vary by license and jurisdiction. When requesting credit, please ensure you are following the rules and regulations determined by the board regulating your license. Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA does not oversee adherence to licensing requirements and regulations.