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SAN DIEGO, CA, May 10, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Cannabis Nurses Network (CNN) announced today the launch of its online education program "Rooted in Science, Nourished by Knowledge," coinciding with National Nurses Week and its one-year anniversary. In addition, the network announced the launch of its #futuremillionRN campaign to educate one million nurses in cannabis medicine and the endocannabinoid system by 2025.
With medical marijuana now legal in 33 states and millions of people using cannabis with and without medical advice, CNN was formed to advance the understanding the endocannabinoid system, cannabis medicine and its practical application in day-to-day patient care. In 2018, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) released guidelines for cannabis patient care, validating the legitimacy of cannabis nursing and underscoring the urgency for medical professionals to gain practical medical marijuana patient care education.
The use of marijuana and cannabinoids to treat medical conditions is well researched and documented. Studies prove it can help relieve symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder; and provide relief for chronic pain and the effects of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Epidiolex (cannabidiol) to treat seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy in June 2018.
"Cannabis Nurses Network is leading a revolution in healthcare from a nursing perspective," said Heather Manus, CEO and founder of CNN. "We are feeding the minds and reaching the hearts of nurses through shared knowledge; inspiring and empowering them through education and opportunities to be recognized for their exceptional work, expertise, dedication and contribution to the healthcare revolution inspired by cannabis science and medicine."
The CNN's Online Continuing Education Program was curated from the February 2019 CNN Conference, the only professional development conference designed exclusively for cannabis nurses and licensed medical professionals, featuring education recommended in the NCSBN Guidelines. Essential cannabis knowledge, clinical recommendations, administration and ethical considerations are integral to the programming.
The program is available for pre-order online for $125 during Nurses Week for CNN members and will increase to $200 on May 13. The cost for non-members is $250 and each module can be purchased separately for $20. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be provided to licensed nursing professionals. Others will receive a certificate of completion.
"Rooted in Science, Nourished by Knowledge" is approved for 10.64 contact hours including 2.33 contact hours Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Tickets for the May 2020 Cannabis Nurses Network Conference "A Revolution in Healthcare" are on sale now and are 50 percent off for CNN members through May 31. The San Diego conference brings together thought leaders, educators and authors in medical cannabis education and features two days of continued education, a member mixer and awards dinner. Ticket prices vary and can be purchased online here.
About Cannabis Nurses Network
Cannabis Nurses Network is an organization comprised of Registered Nurses who have developed a practice specialty in the area of cannabis health and therapeutics. The network produces an annual professional development and education conference designed exclusively for Registered Nurses and wellness professionals to advance their understanding of cannabis medicine, the endocannabinoid system, and practical applications in day-to-day patient care and practice. Several members of the network are leaders of the cannabis nursing industry, participating and influencing the leading edge of cannabis science; contributing to formal studies, authoring articles and developing education programs for future cannabis nurses, while doing the hard work of patient and medical marijuana advocacy in their communities. For more information visit https://www.cannabisnursesnetwork.com/ and follow the network on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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