MAT: Medications For Addiction Treatment/Substance Use Disorders 16 Hour Training-2021

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Recorded On: 11/07/2019

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In accordance with recent changes in practice guidelines for administering buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) who hold a current DEA registration including Schedule III authority, may prescribe buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder if permitted by applicable state laws. MAT: Medications for Addiction Treatment/Substance Use Disorders 16 Hour Training – 2021 offers 16 hours of education on the treatment of opioid use disorder. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) can view recent changes in practice guidelines for administering buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder through the following link:

Note: This course will expire 90 days from the date of registration. Please complete the course within that time frame or you may have to begin the course again. 

Course Description: 

This course is jointly provided by Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) and American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). The course consists of 16 individual modules. This course contains content that will help nurses who wish to offer medication assisted treatments for substance use disorders including, buprenorphine. Each module includes a webinar, post-test, and evaluation. Three attempts are allowed for each module post-test. There is a final course evaluation, honor statement, and certificate of course completion. This course must to be completed within 90 days from your registration date. If you have questions, please email for assistance.

Target Audience: APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe foundational prescriptive principles related to medications for person with diagnoses of substance use disorders, including buprenorphine, in order to decrease opioid use and opioid related deaths in the United States. 
  2. Discuss issues related to assessment protocols when prescribing medication assisted treatments for persons with diagnoses of substance use disorders. 
  3. Articulate the roles, responsibilities and limitations of a provider, as described in the current regulations, related to medication assisted treatments for persons with a diagnosis of substance use disorders/opioid use disorders.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
16.0 pharmacology contact hours.*In order to receive contact hours for the program, participants must: View the program in its entirety, earn a passing score of at least 80% on the post-test for each module, complete evaluations of each module and complete the honor statement and final course evaluation during the allotted 90-day access period. If you exceed your five (5) attempts, please contact for assistance. If, after speaking with an APNA nurse educator, you are unable to pass a module post-test after a 6th attempt, you will be required to re-start the course from the beginning in order to ensure full understanding of the content.  Following completion of the modules, post-tests, honor statement and evaluations, your nursing continuing professional development certificate will be generated online, available for immediate printing. Credit cannot not be earned unless all components of the program are completed. No partial credit can be awarded.

Pricing: Free

Keywords: Addictions, MAT Training, Substance Use Disorders, Opioid Use Disorder

  • The course is free of charge and can be accessed by clicking the Register button above. You will be prompted to login with your APNA account information. If you do not have an APNA account, select the button, "create an account" and complete the listed information to create a free non-member profile. 

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

Accreditation of this nursing continuing professional development educational activity does not imply endorsement by APNA or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in the context of this activity. 

Funding Statement:

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 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.


  • The APNA nurse planner and members of the APNA planning committee have no financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose. A faculty statement of disclosure is included within each module. This educational activity may contain discussion of off-label usage of drugs that are not indicated by the FDA. The APNA and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) do not recommend usage of any agent outside the FDA approved/labeled indications.

Release Date: February 24, 2020
The contact hours for this session expire: May 31, 2023

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