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When/How to Refer a Nurse






When is the right time to look for or suggest help? Watch this 12 minute video for some answers to hard questions.

Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

Video Substance Abuse 

Substance Use Disorder in Nursing tackles one of the most serious problems facing nursing today. The video provides a comprehensive look at the issue of substance use disorder and covers:

  • The facts about substance use disorder
  • Substance use disorder and nurses
  • Identification and reporting
  • Investigation and intervention for the nurse manager
  • Treatment and alternative to discipline programs
  • Recovery and return to practice

What can YOU do?

You may talk to a TPAPN Intake Coordinator at 1-800-288-5528 (M- F, 8am-5pm). Confidential messages may be left at that number, too.


Or you can help a nurse in need by using the TPAPN Referral Form. 


Directions for opening the form

When clicking on this REFERRAL FORM link, you will automatically download a zipped file.

You WILL FIRST NEED TO UNZIP IT. It can be opened using 7-zip, a free program.


Open the unzipped program with Adobe Acrobat Reader, another free program and fill in the the appropriate information. Please be sure to include all relevant information. The completed form will need to be printed and faxed or mailed to the destinations located on the form.

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