ARNPs United of Washington State

Resource Materials for Addictions Training

Posted 2 months ago by Nancy Lawton

The Nursing Commission sent this message on behalf of the Department of Health, University of Washington School of Nursing, and Washington State University School of Nursing.

Addictions Nursing Educational Resources for Training

This collection of addictions nursing resources was created during a 15-week course jointly provided by the University of Washington, Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Health. The course content is being offered free of charge to healthcare professionals who wish to learn more about addictions nursing, prepare for certification or educate staff. Any and all of the material is provided for distribution and modification by faculty to continue training the Washington State workforce. The goal is to provide updated information that nurses and their care teams can use to reduce risky use of substances, including opioids, tobacco, alcohol, methamphetamine, and other substances of abuse.

What's included

  • Video Recordings
  • Slide Decks
  • Handouts
  • Sample Test
  • Suggested Assignments List
  • Resource List

Joint providers

  • University of Washington School of Nursing
  • Washington State University School of Nursing
  • Washington State Department of Health


Funding for this course is provided by Cooperative Agreement 5 NU17CE002734, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The course faculty has made every effort to use evidence-based materials including information from CDC and HHS. However, the  contents are solely the responsibility of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.


Content Updates: These proceedings were recorded in early 2019. As addictions nursing education matures, some terminology will change. Please be aware that if you use the content to educate others, it is up to you to update your materials to reflect new information and terminology as it becomes available. It is beyond the scope of our funding to support ongoing updates.

Participants in the videos: The opinions and observations of the participants in the videos do not represent the policies and/or procedures of their employers or the joint providers of this course.

Target audience

Nurses and health care team members working in settings with patients with substance use disorders, including  primary care clinics, jails, opioid treatment programs, school clinics, office based buprenorphine clinics and emergency departments. Faculty who teach nurses are also welcomed.

You can find more information and course material at