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AACN Calls on Faculty to Help Counter the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Published May 15, 2019

In 2015, AACN partnered with the White House to educate America's nurses on opioid abuse, treatment, and prescription practices. We would like to say thank you to the over 200 AACN nursing institutions that took swift action and pledged to address this crisis by teaching the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to advanced practice registered nursing students.

AACN continues its commitment to mobilize the academic nursing response by joining the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic. As part of this new initiative, AACN is reaching out to all of our member schools – not only those with APRN programs – to rally support for taking action at the local level.

Please pledge your support for addressing the opioid crisis and encourage your faculty to complete this important opioid education survey by June 15, 2019.

Pledge Form     Faculty Survey

We appreciate your continued support and collaboration. Learn more about the NAM Action Collaborative and read AACN’s Commitment Statement.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Priddy, Policy Coordinator, at

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