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Keywords

curriculum, nurses, nursing education, professional impairment, substance-related disorders

 

Authors

  1. Stewart, Dina M. DNP, PMHNP-BC
  2. Mueller, Christine A. PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Abstract

Substance use disorder (SUD) among nurses is a serious practice issue that poses a significant risk to patients and nurses. However, the topic of SUD is inadequately addressed in nursing education. A comprehensive education strategy was implemented and evaluated in 2 prelicensure nursing programs to improve nursing students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes about SUD among nurses.