Objective/Goals This project aims to:
– Train nurses and advanced practice providers in Drug Addiction and Treatment Act (DATA) of 2000 waiver requirements
– Prepare participants to effectively treat patients with opioid use disorder
– Prepare participants to apply for the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) credential
Project Partners – University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry
– Dr. Julie Kmiec, DO, UPMC Addiction Medicine Services at University of Pittsburgh Medicine (UPMC) Western Psychiatric Hospital
Timeline of Project September 2019 to September 2022
Funder University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry
Location/Implementation site(s) This training will be offered as a part of the UPMC Clinical Enhancement Series 
Innovations – Capacity Building
– Training and Education
– Patient-Centered Interventions
– Clinical Assessments
– Physical/Behavioral Health Screening
Expected Outcomes/ Sustainability  – Develop training that will be provided as an online continuing education offering
– Increase access to care for underserved populations with OUD
– Increase the quality of patient care in populations with and at risk for OUD
– Increase patient engagement and satisfaction
– Improve clinical outcomes of patients with OUD
– Increase clinician efficiency and satisfaction and improve cost-effectiveness