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Upcoming Educational Offerings

Nurse Educator Training Opportunity at Laramie County Community College

Do you have an interest in sharing knowledge and giving back to your profession?  Do you like the idea of advancing and expanding your own skill sets and career?  These are just a few of the reasons that nurses decide to become Certified Nurse Educators.  Laramie County Community College has a unique opportunity to assist *qualified applicants in becoming Certified Nurse Educators.  Through this opportunity, *qualified applicants accepted in LCCC’s ACT NOW! Career Training program will have their Certified Nurse Educator Training and Examination paid for through federal grant dollars.  If you are interested in this opportunity please call Jeanine Steele at 307-772-7351 

March 1, 2017 from NCSBN

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Waivers for Certified Nurse Practitioners Announced

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) announced its waiver process for CNPs who have completed the 24 hours of required education for medication-assisted treatment of substance abuse under the CARA legislation. CNPs can obtain a Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 waiver for up to 30 patients and may apply by electronically submitting a notification of intent (MS Word document), along with copies of training certificates.

SAMHSA will review waiver applications within 45 days and, if approved, CNPs will receive an email confirming the waiver along with their prescribing identification number. Regulations require this identification number be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with the CNP’s regular Drug Enforcement Agency registration number.

ursing Infection Control Education Network (NICE Network) Announced

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently partnered with 20 nursing specialty organizations to develop the NICE Network

The ANA notes that emerging threats, and issues such as health care-associated infections, highlight the need for nurses to be equipped to understand and follow infection control procedures. The goal of the NICE Network is to “empower nurses to protect themselves and their patients by providing real time infection prevention and control training to U.S. nurses.”

The training programs developed through the NICE Network seek to:

  • Provide real-time, tailored infection control training to nurses;
  • Improve adherence to infection prevention and control practices known to be effective in preventing exposure to Ebola virus disease and other emerging infectious diseases; and
  • Enhance the confidence of nurses to care for patients with Ebola virus disease or other highly contagious diseases through effective education and training.

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