MAT Waiver Training for Nurses

24 hours of continuing nursing education on medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders is now available to you online for free! Jointly provided by APNA and the Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) this training enables APRNs with prescriptive authority to meet the education requirement for obtaining a MAT waiver under CARA 2016. This training is tailored specifically to nurses to support their efforts in treating opioid use disorder. TPCSS-MAT Waiver Training for Nurseshis training is available in two parts: an 8-hour training and a 16-hour training. Both are eligible for continuing nursing education contact hours and 21 of those hours are in pharmacology.

“Nurses can and do play a critical role in turning the tide of the opioid epidemic,” says Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, Chair of the APNA Addictions Council. “Empowering APRNs to prescribe medication for the treatment of opioid use disorders will expand access to this much needed treatment across the country. This free training supports nurses and removes barriers to treatment for our patients.”

Nurses can apply for their MAT waiver upon completion of this coursework. Instructions for obtaining a DEA waiver will be sent upon completion of the 24 hours of training. By completing this training and obtaining MAT waivers, APRNs will be able to meet the need for medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders across the country. These are two standalone courses which will each come with a CE certificate.

Register now for this free and online continuing nursing education to:

  • Complete the required 24 hours of education required to obtain a DEA waiver to prescribe MAT (including buprenorphine) for opioid use disorders.
  • Earn 24 CE contact hours, 21 of which are in pharmacology
  • Get a solid foundation in practices to decrease opioid use and opioid related deaths.
  • Explore issues you might encounter when assessing and providing MAT to persons with opioid use disorders.
  • Understand how current regulations affect your role and responsibilities as a provider.

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