American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC)

In partnership with Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education, and funding from the Employers Forum of Indiana and the Amerisource Bergen Foundation, Overdose Lifeline has developed CE courses and a 20-hour certificate program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.

An individual may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits). The Certificate Program is in development with 9 CE Credits available today and the remaining courses due in early 2020.

The courses / program assists laypersons and clinicians in building knowledge and competency in the underserved area - substance use disorder/opioid crisis.

The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to promote excellence in nursing and healthcare globally through credentialing programs.  

ANCC Nursing Accreditation Statement

The Overdose Lifeline online courses provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) CE credits through Purdue University Continuing Nursing Education.

Purdue University Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Release Date:  12/06/2019

Expiration Date:  12/06/2021


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CE Credit Course Requirements

  • 100% course completion

  • 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam

  • Complete the course ending survey

How to Receive CE Credit(s)

During course registration you will be prompted to select your CE Credit area. You should select American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Your Certificate of CE credit(s) will be referenced on-screen at the end of the course and your certificate credentials will be delivered to the email address associated with this course's registration.

If you need assistance, or have any questions please contact training@overdoselifeline.org.

Faculty, Staff and Reviewer Disclosure Statement

All faculty, staff and reviewers involved in the planning, review or presentation of continuing education activities provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any relevant commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. All planning committee members, writers, staff and reviewers of Overdose Lifeline and Purdue University have no relationships to disclose.

About the Course Topics

  • Major Public Health Crisis

    Addiction / Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a major public health concern in the United States. Nearly 20 million Americans 12 years of age or older have SUD, with 2.5 million Americans having a SUD involving either prescription opioids or heroin.

  • Community-Wide Effort Required

    "No single organization or person can address the multitude of services needed to help people affected by mental health or substance use conditions… the best sources are the people who live, serve, and work in the community and the best results are often seen when they undertake such action together."

    SAMHSA, One Voice, One Community

  • Nursing Professional's Important Role

    The nursing profession has an important role in substance use disorder / addiciton. Areas such as advocacy, patient education, nursing education, prevention, screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT)