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Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program: Identifying Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorders

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  • Angela M. McNelis PhD, RN, ANEF,

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    1. Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Pamela O'Haver Day, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tara Gavardinas, RN, MSN, CNS, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Christina Outlaw, RN, MSN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Rhonda Palmer, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; and Mary Schroeder, RN, MSN, BFA, MFA, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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  • Sara Horton-Deutsch PhD, APRN,

    1. Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Pamela O'Haver Day, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tara Gavardinas, RN, MSN, CNS, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Christina Outlaw, RN, MSN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Rhonda Palmer, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; and Mary Schroeder, RN, MSN, BFA, MFA, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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  • Pamela O'Haver Day MSN, PMHCNS-BC,

    1. Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Pamela O'Haver Day, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tara Gavardinas, RN, MSN, CNS, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Christina Outlaw, RN, MSN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Rhonda Palmer, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; and Mary Schroeder, RN, MSN, BFA, MFA, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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  • Tara Gavardinas RN, MSN,

    1. Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Pamela O'Haver Day, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tara Gavardinas, RN, MSN, CNS, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Christina Outlaw, RN, MSN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Rhonda Palmer, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; and Mary Schroeder, RN, MSN, BFA, MFA, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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  • Christina Outlaw RN, MSN,

    1. Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Pamela O'Haver Day, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tara Gavardinas, RN, MSN, CNS, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Christina Outlaw, RN, MSN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Rhonda Palmer, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; and Mary Schroeder, RN, MSN, BFA, MFA, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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  • Rhonda Palmer RN, MSN,

    1. Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Pamela O'Haver Day, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tara Gavardinas, RN, MSN, CNS, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Christina Outlaw, RN, MSN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Rhonda Palmer, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; and Mary Schroeder, RN, MSN, BFA, MFA, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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  • Mary Schroeder RN, MSN, BFA, MFA

    1. Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Pamela O'Haver Day, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tara Gavardinas, RN, MSN, CNS, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Christina Outlaw, RN, MSN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Rhonda Palmer, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; and Mary Schroeder, RN, MSN, BFA, MFA, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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Abstract

PURPOSE:  The objective of this study was to describe the population of nurses in the Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program (ISNAP) as an initial step toward making recommendations for future program improvement efforts.

DESIGN AND METHODS:  Secondary analysis of data collected for non-research purpose.

FINDINGS:  Male nurses represented a proportionately higher percentage than female nurses in ISNAP and used alcohol two times more often than opiates, the second most abused substance.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:  Data need to be systematically collected to provide evidence for monitoring and treatment programs to address the needs of impaired nurses based on characteristics, including gender.

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