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What are these "Complimentary Courses"? Are they really free?

Aware of the opioid crisis and substance use disorder’s impact, NCSBN is responding to the American Public Health Association’s call to implement evidence-based provider training programs in substance use disorder by providing the following CE courses for free:

  • Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing v2.1.7 R - 4.0 Contact Hours

  • Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder v2.1.7 R - 3.0 Contact Hours

To sign up:

  1. Go to

  2. Select "Enter Online Campus"

  3. Sign in. (If you don't have an account you will need to create one)

  4. Select "Complimentary Courses" from the left menu

  5. To enroll in one of the courses click the "Add to My Training" link, then confirm in the popup that you want to add the course.

  6. Go to "My Courses" to find the link to open the course.

Note: These courses that are optimized for use on a mobile device