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We want to thank those of you who participated in the fall 2019 learning needs survey about caring for patients who use substances and have addictions.

In response to the strong interest in addictions education, we are offering a new graduate elective this coming fall semester:

Addictions Nursing I: Foundations (NRSG 773)

In this course, you will learn to identify and assess individuals with addictive behaviors whom you may encounter in your daily practice, identify diagnostic criteria, refer to treatment, and evaluate treatment outcomes. The content is applicable to nurses in all health care settings. You will also explore interdisciplinary practice and collaboration.

Three additional new addictions courses are forthcoming and will be offered as a new post-baccalaureate certificate in Substance Use and Addictions Nursing, pending approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Completing the certificate will help prepare you for credentialing as a Certified Addictions RN (CARN) or Certified Addictions RN-Advanced Practice (CARN-AP).  

If you have any questions about NRSG 773 or the certificate, please contact Dr. Victoria Selby by email at

We look forward to having you in the new course!

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