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    We are the resource for nurses affected by substance use disorders

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    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.

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    SPAN's 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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  • Upcoming Events

    ADDICTION: OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD FOR NURSES (NYC) - MAY 24

    Download an Informational Flier/Registration Form for this workshop. Please note this workshop is open to ALL NYSNA Members. Registration deadline: May 17. To register, complete and return the Flier, or contact NYSNA’s Meeting and Convention Planning department at 212-785-0157, ext. 277.

    ADDICTION: OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD FOR NURSES (NYC) - SEPTEMBER 5

    Download an Informational Flier/Registration Form for this workshop. Please note this workshop is open to ALL NYSNA Members. Registration deadline: August 29. To register, complete and return the Flier, or contact NYSNA’s Meeting and Convention Planning department at 212-785-0157, ext. 277.

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