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    We are the resource for nurses affected by substance use disorders

  • Upcoming Events

    New! “Wellness Wednesdays” June Event!:

    ZUMBA!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 7:00 PM (30 mins.)

    Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included for additional body sculpting and conditioning. Fun and energetic instructors boost energy while leading a well-rounded, heart-pumping workout designed to make participants sweat, laugh, and have fun!

    Presenter: Tara Mukasa

    Register today for this online event

  • 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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    Information for and about nurses in recovery

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