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ASAN Fall & Winter Webinar Series

ASAN members will receive free registration to our Fall & Winter Webinar Series, beginning in September and continuing monthly through the end of December (a $60 value!).

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  • Join Now and select the webinars you'd like to attend on the membership form.
  • You will receive Nursing CE for each webinar, and with more webinars being scheduled throughout 2022, your membership will more than cover the cost of registrations!

Registration is required for each session (Free for ASAN Members; $15 per session for non-members). All sessions will be recorded and archived for viewing if attendees are unable to participate in the live sessions.

  • CE is available for recorded or live sessions.
  • Attendees must complete the session survey to be eligible to receive CEs.
  • Attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each session.

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Monthly Schedule

Subject to change; all times are Eastern


Tuesday, Sep 21

Session 1. Methadone Maintenance - Why It’s Still Viable

  • Irene Treadwell, LPN; BS: Health Services / Policy & Planning; Long Island City, New York



    Tuesday, Oct 19

    7pm - 8pm
    CE: 1.00

    Session 2. Emotional Intelligence

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    • Tracy Hicks, DNP, APRN, FNP - BC, PMHNP - BC, CARN - AP, FIAAN; C - Trilogy Comprehensive Clinical Care; Henderson, Texas

    Emotional Intelligence is a core concept that provides an understanding that strengthens morale-building, productivity,  self-care,  personal and professional relationships, understanding, articulating critical and crucial conversations, and more. Emotional Intelligence cultivates leaders and exemplar health care providers. Leaders are usually seen as CEOs, supervisors, managers, and administrators, but you can be a leader in your role as an addictions provider- a leader where you are. You want to be a leader personally and professionally. Emotional Intelligence is the key. The complexities of health care require the EI skill set. This presentation will provide you with an overview of Emotional Intelligence in leadership and pave the way for you invest in emotional intelligence as a skill; setting the stage for optimal outcomes in addictions care.

    Learner Objectives:

    1. Explain why emotional intelligence is integral to leadership.
    2. Analyze the 5 characteristics of emotional intelligence.
    3. Discuss the importance of emotional intelligence in the context of crucial conversations.
    4. Examine ways to utilize EI to build stronger personal and professional relationships, success, and self-care.
    5. Discuss Emotional Intelligence in leadership and Addictions.

    Presenter Bio:

    Dr. Tracy Hicks is a dual certified APRN in Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health. She received her BSN from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2010, Master’s and Post Masters degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013 and 2015, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University in 2017. She holds certifications in addictions through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB) and Diversity & Inclusion through Cornell University. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nurses (FIAAN) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).  She was appointed to Texas Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Advisory Committee in 2021. She is the owner of C-Trilogy Comprehensive Clinical Care serving mental health, addiction, and primary care needs. This clinic is also an approved COVID-19 vaccine and testing location. She has spoken nationally, regionally,  and locally on topics such as Emotional Intelligence in Leadership, DEI, Social Determinants of Health, Behavioral Health, Addictions, and PrEP in HIV, and Addictions. She is also a paid pharmaceutical consultant for behavioral health. She serves as Program Coordinator of the inaugural BSN-DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, Co-Chair of the University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI), and Diversity Champion Faculty Fellow at Texas Christian University (TCU) where she promotes education on health equity, addictions, and care of those living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Her goal is to improve healthcare outcomes and increase focus on health equity in disparate and marginalized populations. She believes that leadership and business are integral to success in Nursing and  Advanced Practice Nursing and is currently an EMBA candidate at TCU class of 2023.


    Tuesday, Nov 9

    7pm - 8pm
    CE: 1.00

    Session 3. Publishing Basics

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    • Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FIAAN, FAANEditor, Journal of Addictions Nursing Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing; Pennsylvania

    • Christine Vourakis, PhD, RN, FAAN; Editor Emeritus, Journal of Addictions Nursing; Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, California

    The purpose of this webinar is to assist writers in identifying the reasons and steps to publishing their manuscripts.  Further, they will be provided with approaches to revising their manuscript based on the feedback from peer reviewers.  Finally, participants will participate in a discussion on ways to address and/or avoid or rejection.

    Learner Objectives:

    1. Identify main reasons for publishing your work.
    2. Explore steps to publishing your manuscript including authorship.
    3. Discuss approaches to revising your manuscript.
    4. Examine ways to avoid/address rejection.

    Presenter Bios:

    Dr. Ann M. Mitchell is a professor of nursing and psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She is a Fellow in the International Academy of Addictions Nursing (FIAAN) and the in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Dr. Mitchell’s scholarly interests include mental health outcomes research, bereavement following a death by suicide, and screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) in relationship to alcohol and drug use. Dr. Mitchell has served as Project Director (PI) and Project Coordinator (PC) on two HRSA-funded projects designed to teach SBIRT to interprofessional groups of students and healthcare professionals. Recently, she has been funded by SAMHSA to integrate SBIRT education into the Nurse Practitioner (NP) curriculum, and has also worked with the CDC on two projects to incorporate alcohol screening and brief intervention (Alcohol SBI) into nursing practice - with the ultimate goal of preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Currently, Dr. Mitchell is funded by SMHSA to integrate information on medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders into the NP curriculum. Dr. Mitchell is certified as a clinical research coordinator (CCRC) through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and provides consultation and education specific to research and evidence-based practices. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Addictions Nursing.

    Dr. Vourakis first became interested in the field of addictions during her work in a medical emergency clinic (MEC). This led her to shift her specialty from acute care nursing to ambulatory nursing in a methadone maintenance treatment center in Atlanta, GA. She has consistently advocated for nurses, no matter the specialty or setting, to identify patients at risk for substance use disorders and intervene with a focus or prevention, identification, and/or early intervention. In her Spring, 1996 Editorial for the Journal of Addictions Nursing, Dr Vourakis first published the coined phrase “Addictions Nursing is Knowledge Specific Not Setting Specific.” Dr. Vourakis has dedicated her career to addictions nursing with contributions to service, practice and policy. In April 1979 as the lead author of the AJN cover article, “Angel Dust: Not Heaven Sent,” readers were introduced to a primary, secondary and tertiary prevention perspective on substance use. Her co-edited interdisciplinary collaborative textbook published in 1983, Substance Abuse: Pharmacologic, Developmental and Clinical Perspectives, was regarded by reviewers as landmark because it transformed nursing’s prevailing view of addictions from a singular focus on one who abuses substances to a focus on at-risk populations spanning all nursing specialties. As the retiring Cofounder and Editor for the Journal of Addictions Nursing (spanning a 30 year career in addictions journal development and editorial leadership), co-editor/author of three editions of the Addictions Nursing Core Curriculum, and as a 30 year leader on the International Nurses Society on Addictions Board of Directors, she has been instrumental in changing the culture of addictions nursing from a hopeless alcoholic perspective to one of promoting prevention and maintenance of change.

    Tuesday, Dec 14

    7pm - 8pm
    CE: 1.00

    Session 4. Mindfulness

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    • Merry Armstrong Fougere, DNSc, PMHNP - BC; Jungian Analyst IAAP; Professor Emerita at Washington State University; Spokane, Washington

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