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    • 06 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    The National Organization of Alternative Programs Presents the Following Live Webinar:

    Are Nurses Getting the Support They Need?

    Exploring the Current Trends and Barriers Impacting Monitoring Program Participation for Nurses with Substance Use Disorders


    This webinar will explore the driving forces behind declining regulatory substance use monitoring program participation numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic era. Findings from a NOAP sponsored survey of nurse regulatory monitoring programs will be presented, along with viewpoints on barriers to reporting and a nurse’s perspective on monitoring.

    Attendees will be invited to participate in a roundtable discussion to share experiences and innovations.

    Learner Objectives:

    1. Learn the primary forces driving participation in nurse regulatory substance use monitoring programs. 
    2. Understand the psychosocial effects experienced when reporting a colleague for substance misuse. 
    3. Identify three common program elements that may act as barriers to program access and participation.


    John Furman, PhD, MSN, COHN-S
    Dr. Furman is past director of the Washington State Health Professionals Services (WHPS) Program. He currently serves on the NOAP Board of Directors and is the NOAP Research Committee Chair. Prior to working with WHPS he conducted research and developed regulation for the Washington State Division of Occupational Safety & Health.  

    Linda A. McDonald, DNAP, CRNA
    Dr. McDonald is a clinical coordinator at Oakland Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia. She is the primary Author of the paper Psychological Implications of Whistleblowing Regarding Substance Use Disorder Among Healthcare Professionals: A Scoping Review, exploring the psychological implications of reporting a colleague for substance misuse and the culture that prioritizes safety.

    Rachel Shuster, BSN, RN, CARN, CAAP
    Rachel is a registered nurse in long-term recovery from opioid use disorder. She currently holds certifications as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) and a Certified Allied Addiction Practitioner (CAAP) and is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nurses (FIAAN). Currently sitting on the boards of the International Nursing Society on Addictions (IntNSA), Unity Recovery, and the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk. Rachel is author of the paper Monitoring Programs for Nurses with Substance Use disorder: One Nurse’s Journey and Recommendations.

    Registration Rates

    Registration is required for this complimentary event.

    Nursing CE

    This event is approved for Nursing CE with the California Board of Nursing.

    Webinar Participation

    All registrants will have access to a video archive if you are unable to attend the live presentation.

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 09 Apr 2025
    • (EDT)
    • 14 sessions
    • Zoom

    NOAP Research Committee Meeting

    NOAP Research Committee meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2pm eastern.

    Meeting Schedule (eastern):

    13 Mar 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    10 Apr 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    08 May 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    12 Jun 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    10 Jul 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    14 Aug 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    11 Sep 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    09 Oct 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    13 Nov 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    11 Dec 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    08 Jan 2025, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    12 Feb 2025, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    12 Mar 2025, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    09 Apr 2025, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    • 14 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 17 May 2024
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Marriott Sanibel Harbor Resort, Fort Myers, Florida

    Sponsor & Attendee Registration

    If registering multiple attendees from an organization, please submit all attendees together including name, credentials and email.

    Contact the NOAP Executive Office if you require assistance.


    (Subject to change)

    • Members: between $300 - $385 per person based on membership and the # of attendees, see the options on the registration form.
      Take advantage of early bird registration, members (first attendee) $325 (regular $385) until 31-January.
    • Non-Members: $450
      Take advantage of early bird registrations, members (first attendee) $425 (regular $450) until 31-January.
    • Sponsorship rates vary based on level and # of attendees. Visit the Sponsorship page for more information.
    • Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise: $70 per person (limit 98 participants). Click here to purchase only a cruise ticket (separate from registration)

    Notes & Policies

    Attendee Cancellation Policy (attendees):

    On or before April 15: 90% of total registration fees. After April 15: No refunds due to cancellation.

    Sponsor Benefit, Payment & Cancellation Polices (sponsors):

    Sponsorship benefits cannot be provided until payment is received in full. Sponsorships benefits cannot be guaranteed for registrations and/or payments received after April 1. Sponsorship benefits available in advance of the conference (eg: logo/link on website/emails) begin on February 5. No refunds due to cancellation, sponsorship will be transferred to the next annual conference.

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