Free Course: Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders

Katherine Vanderhorst from C & V Senior Services shared the email below regarding three free educational programs from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.  These would be excellent programs for any of your nurses.  The webinar for psychiatric/mental health nurses would be ideal for additional CEUs for your behavioral health nurses.


How can nurses combat the current opioid use epidemic?
By getting empowered with free online continuing education.

APNA is offering three free webinars for nurses to help tackle this epidemic and expand access to treatment. With this evidence-based education, nurses in all settings can feel empowered to implement effective treatments and better address the needs of their patients.

Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders: Educating & Empowering Nurses During an Epidemic

These three on-demand webinars are now available online at no cost, each with content targeted to a specific nursing audience:

For Registered Nurses – 1.25 contact hours
For Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses – 1.25 contact hours
For Advanced Practice Nurses – 3.5 Rx contact hours

Each webinar provides an overview of the problem, practical strategies, evidence-based treatment options, and opportunities to increase access to these treatments. Based on the chronic care model and presented by psychiatric-mental health nursing experts in substance use, the education emphasizes both that addiction is a disease and recovery from opioid use disorder is possible.


This continuing education was designed in response to the need for enhanced opioid use disorder education for nurses and a call from the White House to help address this epidemic. Special thanks to the expert members who developed this content.

Be Safe,
Nicholas Croce Jr, MS
Executive Director
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Ste 625
Falls Church, VA 22042

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.