FREE 2 Hour CE 

Enduring Activity: Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Speaker: Wendy Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

Learning Outcome: There is a need for advanced practice nurses to increase their knowledge and skills regarding the latest evidence for managing pain in patients and to apply that information to their practices to improve their patient outcomes. This newly updated course is designed to meet the FDA’s Opioid Analgesic REMS.


The course curriculum is fully compliant with the FDA’s September 2018 FDA Blueprint for Opioid Analgesic REMS Education and the 2022 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain. This session also meets many states’ requirements for controlled substances CE.

The curriculum was developed by the Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE) and is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies (RPC).

Presented in partnership with the Nurse Practitioner HealthCare Foundation, a member of the CO*RE Collaborative, nine interdisciplinary organizations working together to improve pain management and prevent adverse outcomes.


CE for Nurses/Nurse Practitioners:

Here is the link to REQUIRED evaluation and posttest:

Completion is REQUIRED of the activity, evaluation and post-test below to receive your ANCC Certificate of Completion.  It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete.  You will receive your certificate via email within 10 days. We will not share your personal information. Thank you!

Accreditation Statement

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. NPHF is awarding the contact hours and is responsible for adherence to the ANCC criteria. 

Criteria for Awarding Contact Hours

This course provides 2.0 contact hours including 1.0 pharm contact hours. Criteria for awarding the contact hour includes completion of the course, evaluation and post-test.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

As a provider dedicated to independent education and accredited by the ANCC, NPHF must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All individuals with the ability to influence the content of this educational activity reported the following:  none of the faculty advisors, reviewers or planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Wendy Wright,  DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, faculty for this educational event, is on the speaker bureau of Biohaven and Abbvie, and is a consultant for GSK, Bayer, and Shield Therapeutics. Relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesics REMS Program Companies (RPC). Please see for a listing of REMS Program Companies.