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    We are the resource for nurses affected by substance use disorders

  • Upcoming Events

    New! ANCC Webinar Series:

    NURSES SUBSTANCE ABUSE & BURNOUT -  A Dangerous Combination

    March 25, 2021 12:00 PM

    COVID-19 has made a serious problem significantly worse. Nurses are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, trauma, burnout, and substance abuse. This webinar series will empower Nursing Leadership by providing them with the education and tools needed at this critical moment in time.

     

    Learn from national experts in the field of Nursing:

    • How to identify the warning signs of burnout and substance abuse in nurses.
    • Methods to reduce the risk and stigma around seeking help for mental health.
    • Solutions and resources for hospitals, statewide peer support programs, and telehealth treatment.
    Register today for this online event | Download an Informational Brochure (.pdf)
  • About Us

    We believe every nurse deserves access to treatment, help in preserving his or her license and employment status and ongoing support throughout the recovery process

    Call Our Confidential Helpline: 800-457-7261

    NYSNA’s Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses (SPAN) is a confidential education, support, and advocacy program for ALL nurses licensed in New York State, anywhere on the continuum from substance use to substance dependence.

     

    SPAN’s mission is to be the resource for all New York State nurses affected by substance use disorders, while fostering public safety through outreach and education.

    The SPAN program operates on the belief that every nurse deserves access to treatment, help in preserving his or her license and employment status, and ongoing support throughout the recovery process.

  • Resources

    SPANs’ mission is to be the resource for New York State Nurses affected by substance use disorders, while fostering public safety through outreach and education

    For Nurses

    Confidential Advocacy & Support

     

    • Helpline for confidential inquiries
    • How to access treatment and supportive services
    • Compliance with the provisions of the Professional Assistance Program (PAP)
    • When the need for legal assistance exists
    • Peer support groups across the state at no out-of-pocket expense to the nurse
    • Expert staff and trained volunteer advocates provide mentorship
    • Advocacy with PAP and regulatory agencies

    For Institutions

    Education and Resources on Nursing and Addiction

    • Employee education and supervisor training
    • Consultation regarding written policies, procedures and other components of a drug-free workplace program
    • Identification and resolution of fitness-for-work concerns related to nurses affected by substance use disorders
    • Assessment and referral, short-term problem resolution for individual nurses requesting services
    • Facilitation of return-to-work agreements
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  • BECOME A SPAN GROUP FACILITATOR

    SPAN is seeking volunteer nurses interested in helping nursing colleagues

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