Nursing: Substance Use Disorders for Illinois Advanced Practice Nurses

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About the Course

This course provides Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) practicing in Illinois with information regarding the scope of the problem, pathophysiology, risk factors, prevention factors, diagnosis, and treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD), as well as information on dealing with impaired practice. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the scope of the SUD situation.
  • Explain the and pathophysiology of SUD. 
  • Discuss the risk factors and prevention of SUD.
  • Describe the process of diagnosis of SUD. 
  • Evaluate the treatment options for SUD.
  • Discuss the issue of impaired practice in healthcare professionals.

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, EdD, RN

Adrianne E. Avillion, EdD, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education, an MSN from Penn State University, and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings, with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

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