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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/NPs

July 14, 2017
8:30 am–3:30 pm ET

This full-day course reviews topics covered in the certification exam for addictions nursing and is intended to support nurses preparing to sit for the exam.


Boston Medical Center
801 Massachusetts Avenue
1st floor, Room 1013
Boston, MA


Boston Medical Center is sponsoring review courses for RNs and NPs working in the addiction field who have an interest in becoming certified as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). The certification exam is now offered at testing sites across the state and country year round. This course is intended to assist nurses in preparing for the exam. For more information about the CARN and CARN AP certification: Training is free to nurses who plan to take the exam. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. This course is at full capacity and registration is now closed. For details and registration for the CARN Review Course scheduled for August 11, go to:

Intended audience

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, with experience treating patients with addiction, who intend to sit for the CARN or CARN-AP exam.

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center (BMC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS).

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 7.25 nursing contact hours to nurses who complete this program. You must stay for the entire program, and complete the evaluation form. This program has no commercial support. Faculty and planners have no vested interests, and there are no conflicts of interest. There will be no discussion of off label uses of drugs. Boston Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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

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