Integrating Substance Use Content in an "Overcrowded" Nursing Curriculum

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Various factors have compelled nurse educators to address the lack of substance use-related content in nursing curriculum. Initiatives to add this content are often met with resistance because of an already crowded curriculum. This article describes a 4-phase process that guided the integration of this specialty content into a prelicensure nursing curriculum and a master's level advanced practice nursing curriculum. Lessons learned and recommendations from those experiences are provided to guide nurse educators undertaking similar efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-131
Number of pages4
JournalNurse educator
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2018


  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • curriculum
  • nursing education
  • primary prevention
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN


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