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You have the opportunity to become a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). These examinations, implemented by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB), are designed to determine and recognize the ability to apply knowledge from nursing and related disciplines to the care of persons with problems resulting from patterns of abuse, dependence, and all aspects of addictions.

Beginning January 1, 2011 the practice equivalent requirement became 2000 hours within the last 3 years and 30 hours of continuing education related to addictions nursing within last 3 years.

CARN (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse)
CARN-AP (CARN - Advanced Practice)

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What Purpose Does the CARN and CARN-AP Certification Serve?

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Certification in Addictions Nursing Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public




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