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Core curriculum of addictions nursing

Core curriculum of addictions nursing

International Nurses Society on Addictions, issuing body; Lorman, William J., editor; Rundio, Al, editor

"Prepping for certification? Core Curriculum of Addictions Nursing is your ticket to becoming a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or Certified Addictions Registered Nurse--Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). Indispensable for all practice areas, this factual, practical aid will guide you to develop and expand the knowledge and clinical skills required for caring for patients with addictions. This is a must-read not only for acing the exam, but for practicing insightful, evidence-based addictions nursing. This book is a revision of two previous addictions. The need is that this book can be utilized by RNs and APNs preparing to take the nursing certification board examinations in addictions nursing. This book can also be utilized by faculty developing a nursing curriculum in addictions nursing and substance use disorders. It aims to help nurses achieve success on the basic and advanced addictions nursing certification examination by providing invaluable clinical guidance, current data, and evidence-based practices for all settings and practice areas, aiding with the development or expansion of knowledge of skills in caring for clients potentially or actually affected by addictive processes."-- Description from

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Outlines and syllabi. Outlines. Electronic books.
Third edition.
Published Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer Health 2015
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Statement of responsibility: IntNSA, International Nurses Society on Addictions ; [edited by] Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, CARN-AP, NEA-BC, DPNAP, Associate Dean for Post Licensure Nursing Programs: RN to BSN Program, Graduate Nursing & Doctoral Programs & CNE, Clinical Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, William J. Lorman, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Livengrin Foundation, Inc., Bensalem, OPA, Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
ISBN: 1496319478, 9781451194036, 9781496319470
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Revised edition of: The core curriculum of addiction nursing. 2nd ed. Raleigh, N.C.: International Nurses Society on Addictions, c2006.
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 5, 2017).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (198 pages)
Subject: Substance abuse Nursing.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; MEDICAL Diseases.; Substance abuse Nursing Outlines, syllabi, etc.; Substance-Related Disorders nursing.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Nursing Collection


  1. Introduction to the specialty of addictions nursing
  2. Theoretical perspectives
  3. Neurobiology of addiction
  4. Health promotion and risk reduction
  5. Diagnosing and treatment of addictions
  6. Evolving process of recovery, change, and growth
  7. Special populations
  8. Nicotine dependency
  9. General psychopharmacology
  10. Pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders.