2018 Spring Rho Zeta Chapter Education Forum
Nurses’ Perceptions Related to Impaired Nurses and Knowledge of Substance Use Disorder
within the Nursing Profession.
Faculty Attitudes towards Nursing Students with Disabilities in the Clinical Setting.
Presented by: Buffy Pecoraro PhD, RN & Susan Prude PhD, RN
Activity Outcome and Target Audience:
Program 1: Literature has identified a gap in nursing faculty knowledge of students with disabilities in regards to the application of federal disability law to the clinical setting. Federal law requires provision of accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities. Faculty are well versed in the laws regarding theory or lecture courses, but no current standard or model exists for students with disabilities in the clinical setting of nursing programs. After attending the presentation participants will have a greater understanding of disability law as it relates to the clinical setting.
Program 2: Although substance use disorder (SUD) has existed within the nursing profession for over 150 years, it was not until 1982 that the American Nurses’ Association recognized it as a problem. Programs were implemented to assist rather than punish, however nurses are still reluctant to self-report or report a colleague. The desired state is to ensure the safety of
nurses and patients, while also maintaining the reputation of healthcare organizations and the nursing profession by increasing knowledge and awareness. After attending the presentation, participants will have a greater understanding of the prevalence and magnitude of SUD within the nursing profession and will be aware of nurse’s obligation to report a known or suspected
Fees: $20 which includes catered meal and contact hour
Required: Participants will earn 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education. Participants must be registered for the course, view the presentation, and submit the feedback to receive the contact hour.
Disclosures: There is no conflict of interest or relevant financial interest by the planners of this activity. There is no commercial support for this activity. There is no endorsement of any product by Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing for this activity.
Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Program Flyer: sp_18_education_meeting_CE.pdf