Substance Abuse Intervention in Healthcare Certificate (for Nurses)
The curriculum leading to a Certificate in Substance Abuse Intervention in Healthcare (funded under a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration [HRSA]) is offered in an electronic distance learning methodology that will be accessible to a diverse population of nurses across the nation. The curriculum includes a sequence of four, three-credit-hour courses. The focus of the curriculum is knowledge and skill-building in the areas of assessment, brief intervention and referral of individuals suspected of substance abuse. Case studies and skill-building exercises are also included in order for the practitioner or manager to recognize impaired professionals. Each course in the sequence builds on prior learning, leading to the Certificate in Substance Abuse Intervention in Healthcare.