CEUfast is now offering a Tennessee controlled substance prescribing course to comply with the state of Tennessee requirement for APRNs who hold a Certificate of Fitness.
The APRN Rule 1000-04-.05 states that all advanced practice nurses who hold a Tennessee registered nurse license must biennially renew their Tennessee registered nurse license pursuant to Rule 1000-01-.03 and must demonstrate competency as a registered nurse pursuant to Rule 1000-01-.14. Additionally, to demonstrate competency to hold and/or renew an Advanced Practice Nurse Certificate, an advanced practice nurse shall:
- Have initially obtained or maintained, during the most recent biennial renewal period, certification from a nationally recognized certification body appropriate to the nurse’s specialty area; and
- If in possession of a Certificate of Fitness pursuant to Rule 1000-04-.04, have successfully completed a minimum of two (2) contact hours of continuing education designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices.
The continuing education must include instruction in the Tennessee Department of Health’s treatment guidelines on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and carisoprodol, and may include such other topics as medicine addiction and risk management tools.
Therefore, APRN’s who are holders of a Certificate of Fitness must have documentation of a minimum of (2) contact hours of continuing education designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices. See APRN Rule 1000-04-.05
The CEUfast “Controlled Substance Prescribing: The Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines” course discusses pain management and methods to assess patients at risk for opiate abuse. It also provides safe and effective prescribing tips for advanced practice registered nurses who are holders of a Certificate of Fitness to prescribe to address controlled substance prescribing practices in Tennessee. This course meets the Tennessee APRN Rule 1000-04-.05.
CEUfast is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. Customers can purchase annual subscriptions for unlimited access to CEUfast’s course library. To sign up for an account, visit ceufast.com/starttoday