Leveraging Nurses to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Webinar Series

This series disseminates evidence-based to prepare nurses and advanced practice nurses to address the current and ongoing opiate epidemic. Webinar topics include the history of the opiate epidemic and the neurobiology of addiction, pharmacological treatment interventions for opioid use disorders, and information regarding other community-based services to enhance individual patient recovery.

Presentation Titles and Presenters:

The Opiate Epidemic and Neurobiology of Addiction*
Brayden Kameg, BSN, RN, CARN
Deborah Finnell, DNS, CARN-AP, FAAN
Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, FIANN

Pharmacological Therapies and Implications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders*
Robert Kaufman, PharmD
Mary Jo Cerepani, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C,FAEN
Brayden Kameg, BSN, RN, CARN
Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FIAAN

Community-Based and Recovery-Orient Services*
Holly Hagle, PhD
Brayden Kameg, BSN, RN, CARN
Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FIAAN

*Each presentation is one hour in length.

Registration Here

This webinar series was developed in part by funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Mentored Training Award through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and from the Lucie Young Kelly Award at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

Contact Hours:

Nurses participating in the webinars and completing the evaluation tool may receive a maximum of three (3) contact hours, one (1) contact hour per webinar.  Please note: 2 of the contact hours may be counted as Pharmacotherapeutic.


Thanks to the funding for this webinar series the first 29 registrants will be able to view all three webinars for FREE, and will receive a maximum of 3 continuing nursing education contact hours, once all completed evaluations are received. 

Post funding costs:  $55 for all three webinars; $40 for two webinars; and $25 for one webinar.