Integrating Nurse Practitioner Buprenorphine Waiver Training into Graduate Nursing Curriculum (NIH HEAL Initiative)
Funded by the NIH HEAL Initiative℠
This proposal would address barriers to the NP’s ability to prescribe buprenorphine by incorporating waiver education into NP final semester curriculum. The initial eight hours of training would be provided to students in a face to face classroom setting or via live video streaming. The remaining 16 hours would be completed by the NP students through online modules offered by the AANP. Trained NP students would be eligible for one year of peer to peer mentorship and inclusion in the MUSC Project ECHO tele-mentoring for new providers. Outcomes to be tracked would be the number of NP’s trained who obtain their waiver and the number of individuals treated with MAT by the NP’s trained. Secondary data collected would offer insight into wavier obtainment process and determine need for mentorship for newly waivered providers.