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Massachusetts Substance Abuse Nursing CEU

Massachusetts License Renewal CE Requirements

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Massachusetts State-Mandated Courses

A colorful puzzle with missing pieces representing Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care

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Mandated for IL and RI: Diagnosis, management, care and communication strategies for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Includes pharmacologic and medical treatments.

1 $10.00
Drawing of head as tree out of green leaves with leaves blowing away representing memory loss and Alzheimer's and Dementia Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease Patient Care

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REQUIRED IN MA (Initial Licensure) Learn about risk factors, possible preventive measures, clinical manifestations, and the disease process of Alzheimer's disease. Increase your knowledge of appropriate therapeutic interventions and strategies for addressing the effects of the disease, and methods of providing effective support for caregivers.

10 $49.00
Three orange pill bottles with white lids and prescription stickers and one pill bottle with white round pills falling out  Prescription Drug and Controlled Substance Abuse: Opioid Diversion and Best-Practice Prescribing

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Factors contributing to misuse/abuse of prescribed pain medications; most commonly abused and/or diverted drugs; managing chronic pain and CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain; best practices for prescribing controlled substances.

3 $30.00

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Massachusetts License Renewal Information

Nursing CEU Requirements

As per the MA Board of Registration in Nursing, Massachussetts nurses need 15 hours of continuing education each renewal period. Registered nurses (RN) renew bi-annually in even-numbered years on the nurse's birthday. Licensed practical nurses (LPN) renew bi-annually in odd-numbered years on the nurse's birthday.

Mandatory Continuing Education Requirement:
Training on domestic and sexual violence required for LPN, RN and APRN license renewal. This mandatory training can be included as a portion of the 15 contact hours required for license renewal. This training needs to be taken in person and cannot be done online.

Additional Mandatory Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners/Prescribers:
Per MGL 94C, Section 18(e), all prescribers, upon initial application for MA Controlled Substance Registration and subsequently during each license renewal period, must complete education relative to:

  • effective pain management
  • the risks of abuse and addiction associated with opioid medication
  • identification of patients at risk for substance use disorders
  • counseling patients about the side effects, addictive nature and proper storage and disposal of prescription medications
  • appropriate prescription quantities for prescription medications that have an increased risk of abuse
  • opioid antagonists, overdose prevention treatments and instances in which a patient may be advised on both the use of and ways to access opioid antagonists and overdose prevention treatments

Nurse prescribers may choose any program that meets the required content and is consistent with the Board’s continuing education requirements. Neither the law nor the Board stipulates a specific number of continuing education hours required to fulfill this requirement.

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