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This 12-week cannabis nursing program is comprehensive enough to teach you what you need to know to start your career as a cannabis nurse in just 4 hours per week. Complete your annual CEU requirements and learn all you need to know to help your patients navigate the therapeutic world of cannabis.
Open to LPNs/LVNs, RNs, and NPs!
The CannyNurse™ Training is an evidence-based, esoteric, and experiential journey into the realm of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). There are 12 modules, each is to be completed over the course of one week, and should take 4 hours of study (48 hours). Students are allotted 2 hours for the final exam (open-book), making the program total 50 hours of contact hours*.
Cannabis nursing may seem like a new specialty, but the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) wrote national nursing guidelines for care of patients using medical cannabis in 2018.
it’s about the body’s “universal regulator,” the system charged with maintaining homeostasis in the body: the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). All animals (except insects and protozoa) have an ECS. The ANA has listed cannabis competencies, yet few nurses feel comfortable with it. As a CannyNurse® you will be on the cutting edge of clinical cannabis care.
but few clinicians know enough to safely advise their patients. Whether you’re in a legal state or not, at least some of your patients are using cannabis. If they don’t feel comfortable talking to you, their healthcare is in the hands of budtenders.
In recognition of the additional challenges Black, Indigenous, and People of Color face in society, and particularly with regard to cannabis, we are offering THREE $500 scholarships for nurses of color per cohort of the CannyNurse™ Certificate Program.
While we recognize this does not come close to fixing the overall problems of systemic racism and need for equity within all industries, we hope this will decrease the barriers for nurses of color who desire to enter the field of cannabis nursing.
We are pleased to offer a $50 discount* to members of the following organizations:
*Only one discount may be applied for a maximum of $50. To claim your discount, contact your membership organization for your coupon code.
This course is open to nurses with a valid license (LPN/ LVN, RN, APRN) from your state/ country of practice. It is important knowledge for all nurses since the endocannabinoid system is the master regulator of all other body systems. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) established the scope and standards of practice in 2018, which states, “Nurses need practical information to care for the increasing number of patients who utilize cannabis via an MMP as well as the larger population who self-administer cannabis as a treatment for various symptomatology or for recreational purposes.” In their 2018 National Nursing Guidelines for Medical Marijuana, the NCSBN listed the following Six Principles of Essential Knowledge for All Nurses:
This program will give you a working understanding of the endocannabinoid system — the master regulating system of all the other systems in the body.1 It is built upon the scope and standards of practice for all nurses, set out by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing2 in 2018. Cannabis nurses are needed in all specialities since patients of all types are currently using cannabis (medicinally or otherwise). It has been estimated that 52% of American adults have tried cannabis at least once in their lives and 8,300 new people try cannabis daily. Those number is growing as more states move toward decriminalization/ legalization. The main goal of this course is to prepare you for clinical practice (in any setting) with medical cannabis patients. You will gain a working understanding of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), evidence-based practice with medical cannabis (including terpenes, cannabinoids including CBD/ THC and more, the evidence for specific conditions, current cannabis research, adverse reactions and contraindications, etc.), social issues relating to cannabis, and holistic and lifestyle medicine interventions to balance the ECS with or without cannabis. Upon successful completion, you may choose to call yourself a cannabis nurse and work in the practice setting of your choice. For some, this will be as a nurse coach/ consultant/ entrepreneur, for others this may be part of their bedside nursing or other clinical practice. Others may go forward in the fields of advocacy, education, or legislation. Cannabis nursing is not an either/or with regards to other specialty areas; all nurses should have a working knowledge of the ECS and cannabis. For nurses with a coaching, consulting, or other entrepreneurial practice, upon successful completion of the program, you may choose to become a CannyNurse™️ registered practitioner for an annual licensing fee.
Yes, this program awards 50 contact hours and is approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education hours by the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation.
This program will be offered multiple times per year. Select the cohort you are registering for.
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