Continuing Education Credits

IntNSA awards contact hours for nurses, advanced practice nurses and chemical dependency professionals who attend the Annual Educational Conference.

Nursing Contact Hours

This activity is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for nursing contact hours. IntNSA calculates 32 maximum nursing education credit hours (per person) for the conference program, including the following:

  • Tuesday ANCB Item Writing Workshop (CARN or CARN-AP): 7
  • Wednesday ANCB Item Writing Workshop (CARN or CARN-AP): 7
  • Workshop A: CARN Review Course: 4
  • Workshop B: CARN-AP Review Course: 4
  • Workshop C: 12 Step and DBT: 4
  • Workshop D: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): 4
  • Keynote/Panel Presentations: 6
  • Thursday Poster Session: 0.75
  • Friday Poster Session: 0.75
  • Concurrent Sessions: 8
  • IntNSA Membership Meeting: 1.5

Nursing Pharmacology Hours may be applied to the following sessions:

  • Workshop D: Medication Assisted Treatment: 4
  • 55. Advanced Practice Medication Assisted Treatment: Program Development and Evaluation: 1.0
  • International Panel Session on Marijuana: 1.0
  • 69. HIV Treatment and Prevention: A New Paradigm for Injection Drug Users: 0.5
  • 48. Supporting Breastfeeding for Women on Opioid Maintenance Therapy: A Systematic Review: 0.5
  • 14. Cannabis Use Disorder: What Nurses Need to Know: 0.5
  • 23. Exploring Experiences of Health Care Providers in the Management of Clients on Opiate Replacement Therapy in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan: 0.5
  • 24. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Medication Assisted Therapy in Primary Care Offices: 0.5
  • 58. Sociodemographic Profiles and Clinical Outcomes for Clients on Methadone Treatment in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan: Implications for Practice: 0.5
  • 53. The University of Calgary Campus Experience with Cannabis: 0.5

Addiction Professionals Credit

This activity has been approved through NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #79507.

Chemical Dependency Counselor Credit

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Board of Chemical Dependency for the following credits:

  • Theories of Addiction/Addiction Knowledge, C1: 14
  • Group Process & Techniques Working with Addicted Populations, C3: 5
  • Assessment & Diagnosis of AddictionC4: 8
  • Relationship Counseling with Addicted Populations, C5: 1
  • Pharmacology, C6: 9
  • Treatment Planning, C8: 10
  • Knowledge of Gambling Disorder, G1: 1
All credits will be noted on the certificate of attendance. A certificate will be sent to each attendee after completion of the conference survey. 



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