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Impaired Provider Resource List

The following resource list is intended for informational purposes only; the items listed are not specifically endorsed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. If there are additional resources not listed below, please contact us for consideration.

Peer Assistance: Specific for Nurses/Health Professionals
  1. Nurse Assistance Network (NAN)
    Response Line: (888-516-2796)
    Website www.oregonnursesfoundation.org/nurse-assistance-network-nan/
    Provide Referrals to link nurses to helpful resources; develop a network of local support resources, conduct outreach to raise awareness through education.

  2. Professional Recovery Network of Oregon
    Website: www.PRNofOregon.org
    Volunteer effort to support Health Professionals who can benefit from developing a program of recovery from substance use or Mental Health Disorder. The overarching goal is to reach fellow colleagues before substance use and mental health problems cause impairment or before impairment becomes a danger to the community and, thus, a licensing problem.  Serving three key audiences:
    • Those in crisis and need information immediately.
    • Those in recovery who need information about recovery support.
    • Those who are concerned about someone else and seeking resources

  3. Florence’s Lamp: Support for Chemically Dependent Nurses
    Phone: Kay (503-644-3012) or Eunice (503-538-9850).
    St Barnabas House, 2025 SW Vermont, Terwilliger Exit from I-5 near Bertha in house next to the church. Meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m.  Open to RNs and LPNs.

  4. Caduceus: Closed Recovery Meetings Open to Nurses and Physicians
    • Portland Caduceus:  Good Samaritan Medical Center, Wilcox Building Room A, 22nd and NW Marshall, Portland. Meets Wednesdays at 7pm.
    • Eugene Caduceus: Sacred Heart Hospital, Support Services Area-Conference Rm A, Tuesday Evenings -7:30pm.
    • Roseburg Caduceus: Redeemer Building, 729 SE Jackson St. Contact: Jim (541-817-3379). Monday -7 p.m.
    • Southern Oregon Caduceus:  2555 Old Military Road, Central Point, Oregon. Contact: Jim (541-773-4136. First Thursday of each month 6 p.m.
    • Bend Caduceus: Fist Nazarene Church, Fireside Room. Contact: Dan (541-771-9582). Tuesday- noon.

  5. Re-Entry: A Guide for Nurses Dealing With Substance Use Disorder
    Authored by  Karolyn Crowley, RN and Carrie Morgan. Available through Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, and other booksellers.
Education for Workplace Monitors/Managers
  1. A Nurse Manager’s Guide to Substance Use Disorder in Nursing (Free) https://www.ncsbn.org/3692.htm

  2. National Council of State Boards of Nursing Self-Paced Courses ($30 each)
  3. Supervisor Training Makes a Difference with a Tough Issue
    www.nurseleader.com

  4. How Skilled Worksite Monitors Protect Patients From Unsafe Nursing Practices
    Volume 5/Issue 2, July 2014www.journalofnursingregulation.com 

  5. Evaluation of a Training program for Nurse Supervisors Who Monitor Nurses in an Alternative-to-Discipline Program 
    Advances in Nursing Science, Vol 35, No 2. pp 1-10.

  6. When A Nurse Returns to Work After Substance Abuse Treatment
    American Nurse Today, Vol 10, No 7 pg 8-12.