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Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN / CARN-AP): Review for Certification

Review for Certification: CARN (Basic) & CARN-AP (Advanced Practice)

Date TBA - Via Live Webcast

This certification review course will prepare the participant for the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse certification exam. This includes both the Basic and Advanced Practice Certification exam.


  • The CARN and CARN-AP Certification Exams
  • Theoretical Framework for Addictions: Theories for Addictions and Counseling Education
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Addictions
  • Pregnancy and Addiction
  • Professional Issues

8:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m.


Certified Addictions Registered Nurse: Review for Certification CARN (Basic) & CARN-AP (Advanced Practice)

$199 Tuition Includes:

  • Comprehensive handouts
  • Contact Hour Certificate


Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellations will require a $50 cancellation fee, no exceptions.
If less than 2 weeks before the course, no refund provided.
Questions contact Elizabeth Diaz at

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Rundio holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a DNP from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. He is certified by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center as an acute care nurse practitioner, an adult health nurse practitioner, a clinical specialist in adult health, and as a Nurse Executive, Advanced. He is also certified as an advanced practice nurse in the field of addictions by the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). Rundio is credentialed as a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA) and also holds certification as an assisted living facility administrator (CALA) in New Jersey. He is a licensed certified alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) in New Jersey. Rundio is the co-author of the Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual published by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in March, 2010. He is the author of the book: The Doctor of Nursing Practice: The Nurse Executive Role for Wolters Kluwer Lippincott. He is also the author of the book titled: Basic Budgeting Concepts for New Nurse Managers for Sigma Theta Tau Publications.


To enable the nurse to demonstrate competence through success on the CARN exam and/or CARN-AP exam.

Target Audience
Registered nurses interested in addictions certification.

Overall program objective
Discuss key topics which are examined during the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse certification exam.

Contact hours
7.5 Contact Hours

Accreditation statement

Drexel University (DREXEL) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13661 for 7.5 contact hours.

Standards for Integrity and Independence
The provider will collect information from all individuals in a position to control content regarding financial relationships with ineligible companies, analyze the data for relevant financial relationships related to the educational content; and mitigate relevant financial relationships. The results of this analysis will be reported in the course presentation materials.


S chedule

7:30am 8:00am         Registration
8:00am 8:30am         The CARN and CARN-AP Certification Exams
8:30am 10:30am       Theoretical Framework for Addictions: Theories for Addictions and Counseling Education
10:30am 10:45am     Break
10:45am 12:15pm     The Nuts and Bolts of Addictions
12:15pm 1:15pm       Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15pm 2:30pm         Pregnancy and Addiction
2:30pm 2:45pm         Break
2:45pm 5:00pm         Professional Issues
5:00pm 5:15pm         Evaluations