Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/NPs – via Zoom

Sponsor: Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance

This no-cost course reviews topics covered in the certification exam for addictions nursing and is intended to support nurses preparing to sit for the exam.

Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


Boston Medical Center is sponsoring a FREE exam review course for RNs and NPs working in the addiction field who have an interest in becoming a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). This course is intended to support nurses studying for the CARN and CARN-AP exam by reviewing material the exam will cover. Eligibility criteria for the CARN and CARN-AP certifications can be found on CNET’S website https://www.cnetnurse.com/carn-exam 

THIS TRAINING IS BEING HELD VIA ZOOM TELECONFERENCING TECHNOLOGY. In order to receive CE credit, you must have video enabled and turned on when you join the meeting so we can see your face, in addition to registering through this page. The CE can be used toward credits needed in addictions to sit for the exam. 

Intended audience

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, with experience treating patients with addiction, who intend to sit for the CARN or CARN-AP exam.


Judith Austin, MSN, PMHNP, CARN-APVanessa Loukas, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP


By the end of this certification review program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the major categories of substances of misuse including neurobiology, intoxication, withdrawal, and treatment.
  • Explain methods used to identify, assess, and implement care for patients with substance use and addiction disorders.
  • Identify the clinically relevant pharmacological characteristics of medications and medical interventions used to manage substance withdrawal, acute intoxication, and treatment.
  • Outline tools and evidenced-based practices for monitoring and supporting patients with substance use and process addictions.
  • Apply nursing process in identifying, planning, assessing and implementing care plans for patients with substance use disorder and process addictions.
  • Have a basic understanding of therapeutic interventions and how to apply them for the treatment of substance disorder and process addictions.
  • Navigate ethical dilemmas related to substance use disorder in nursing.

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS), State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium, Opioid Response Network (ORN).

More more information and to register click here

Event Details

February 7, 2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
via ZOOM
no costs