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School Nurses -- Prevention Agents Addressing the Opiate Epidemic

Release Date: 10/01/2015
Expiration Date: 10/01/2018

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.5 CNE contact hours.

Cost: $15.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to understand the epidemic of opiate abuse in the U.S. and the devastating impact of addiction on families and school communities. The learner will gain knowledge on obtaining prevention resources and the effectiveness of nurse partnerships with grassroots and national organizations, health departments, and community coalitions.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the growing opiate epidemic,
  • Identify resources for school communities to utilize in addressing the prevention of addiction, and
  • Explain how to search for treatment referrals.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Mary Louise Embrey, BS
MLE Consulting, LLC
Hyattsville, Maryland

David K. Mineta
Former Deputy Director of Demand Reduction
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, District of Columbia

Gary Mendell, Founder
Shatterproof: Stronger Than Addiction
Norwalk, Connecticut

Rebecca L. King, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
New Castle County Vocational School District
Newark, Delaware

Peggy Ann McKibbin, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Polytech School District
Woodside, Delaware

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Sponsorship
This program did not receive commercial support or sponsorship.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course. Select the Purchase button. Enroll through the e-commerce system. The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Complete the posttest. Passing score is 75%. You may retake the posttest as many times as necessary to pass it.

Step 4: Print the certificate.