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PSNA Adds Medical Marijuana Training to Online Education Center

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 221,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, has been approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to add “Medical Marijuana: A Course for Pennsylvania Practitioners” to the PSNA Continuing Education Center. The online, four-hour course meets requirements for both practitioners and medical professionals to obtain medical marijuana certification. Upon completion of the course, participant information will be submitted to the Department of State for certification.

“Medical Marijuana: A Course for Pennsylvania Practitioners” provides a basic knowledge of the latest scientific research on the endocannabinoid system. The course describes the differences between federal and state law for medical marijuana. Participants will have an understanding of the provisions of the Act as it relates to practitioners, including knowledge of online systems, the drug monitoring program, best practices, etc.

“As medical marijuana changes our legislative and healthcare landscape, it is the responsibility of healthcare professionals to be informed,” stated PSNA Chief Executive Officer Betsy M. Snook, MEd, RN, BSN. “PSNA is proud to bring this timely offering to healthcare professionals in Pennsylvania as they prepare to treat residents of the Commonwealth under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act.”

This education can be accessed at ce.psna.org. Pricing is: PSNA Members (no charge); PSNA Non-Members ($80).  PSNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

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The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is the non-profit voice for nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representing more than 221,000 nurses, PSNA leads, advocates, educates and connects with registered nurses across the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. www.psna.org

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