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Are Nurses Getting the Support They Need? Trends and Barriers Impacting Monitoring Program Participation for Nurses with SUDs

  • 06 Mar 2024
  • 3:31 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Virtual


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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.

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