Defining the practice of addiction nursing – Using a competency framework

On Friday, November 13, 2015, CAMH's Addictions Rounds presented a webinar titled, "Defining the Practice of Addiction Nursing: Using a Competency Framework."

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Appreciate the literature gap in the area of Canadian addictions nursing competencies;
  • Have a better understanding of the specialty of addictions nursing at CAMH;
  • Be able to identify the purpose of a competency framework to advance practice.

To watch this webinar click here. EENet is pleased to present this webinar as part of our partner series.

The Presenters:

  • Alison Watson, Advanced Practice Nurse, RN, MN, CPMHN(C). Alison is an Advanced Practice Nurse working in the Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments program at CAMH. Since entering practice in 2002, Alison has practiced nursing in a number of roles in the diverse areas of complex continuing care, geriatric mental health, behavioural neurology, schizophrenia, concurrent disorders consultation-liaison, women’s mental health, child psychiatry, youth concurrent disorders, emergency psychiatry, medical withdrawal, mood and anxiety, and addiction medicine. Alison earned both her Bachelor and Master of Nursing degrees at the University of Toronto.
  • Sara Ling, Advanced Practice Nurse, RN, MN,CPMHN(C). Sara has been an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments Program (ACST) since March 2015. Prior to entering this role, she completed a Barford Advanced Practice Nursing Internship in ACST and worked in several other roles in Professional Practice and the Complex Mental Illness Program. Sara completed her Master of Nursing with a collaborative in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto.

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