3013-17: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Undergraduate Education

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3012-17: Alcohol Infusion Program as Part of Recovery Curricula; Substance Use Disorder Among Nurses:  Quality Improvement In Pre-licensure Nursing Education

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

Alcohol Infusion Program as Part of Recovery Curricula
The presentation describes infusion of concepts  related to alcoholism and the Recovery Model throughout undergraduate nursing curriculum as it pertains to  mood disorders and substance use disorders. Additionally it discusses a quality improvement project implemented a learning module into two pre-licensure programs at a school of nursing to impact student nurses’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding SUD among nurses.
Presenters:  Marian L. Farrell PhD, PMH-NP, BC, CRNP

Substance Use Disorder Among Nurses:  Quality Improvement In Pre-licensure Nursing Education
Substance use disorder (SUD) occurs for about 10% of nurses. Despite this, it remains inadequately addressed in formal nursing education. This quality improvement project implemented a learning module into two pre-licensure programs at a school of nursing to impact student nurses’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding SUD among nurses.
Presenters:  Dina M. Stewart BSN, RN, PHN

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:  31 minutes

Target Audience:  RN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Examine the concepts of alcoholism as they pertain to individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders and substance use disorders.
  2. Interpret the significance of the Recovery Model as it relates to individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders and substance use disorders.
  3. Name strategies used to educate pre-licensure students about Substance Use Disorder (SUD) among nurses.
  4. Identify recommendations and implications for future nursing practice of educating nursing students about Substance Use Disorder (SUD) among nurses.


Keywords:  Recovery, Mood Disorder, Alcohol Infusion Program, Education, Professional Impairment Curriculum, Diversion, Alcoholism, Kolb, Substance Use Disorder, Undergraduate Education

Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00pm - 12:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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