An official publication of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), the Core Curriculum of Addictions Nursing provides a foundation for expertise in addications nursing, and helps nurses achieve success on the basic and advanced additions nursing certification examination. It serves as a valuable reference for nurses in all settings and practice areas, aiding with the development or expansion of knowledge of skills in caring for clients potentially or actually affected by addictive processes. The Core Curriculum advances evidence based addictions nursing practice, while supporting the mission of the IntNSA.
"This manual is for all therapists, counsellors, other clinicians, nurses and doctors assessing or treating clients who have substance use and/or mental health concerns.
This manual will help create an environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, and queer (LGBTTTIQ) clients feel comfortable indentifying themselves as such.
Includes: interview items that can be used to facilitate discussion during assessment or early in treatment; an assessment form and guide to be used with a standard substance use, mental health, or other service assessment; background information to help clinicians use the ARQ2 guide; a glossary of concepts and terms."