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Pain Management Nursing Review Course

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Midtown Exchange - Allina Commons/Pettingill Hall A & B)

2929 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Target Audience:

This program will benefit any nurse caring for patients in acute or chronic pain. This course also prepares nurses to take the ANCC Pain Management Board Certification Test.

Program Description/Purpose:

This program is designed to provide relevant information to all nurses who care for patients with pain by addressing chronic and acute pain across the lifespan. We will identify various aspects of pain including physiology, assessment, interventions, and ethics. We will also provide you with the foundation necessary to successfully study and obtain board certification in pain management.

Learning Objectives:

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss the physiology of the pain process.
  • Describe the components of a pain assessment and identify available assessment tools.
  • Describe pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments and therapies for managing pain including potential risks and side effects.
  • Discuss ethical issues in pain management
  • Understand the components of the Pain Management Nursing Exam, develop a test study plan and prepare to take the exam.

Program Cost:

Allina employee $50, non-Allina employee $230. Coffee and light snacks provided along with a voucher for lunch at the Midtown Global Market.

ALL Registration after January 1, 2018 will pay an extra $25 fee.

Refund Policy:

Attendees can receive refund up to 7 days before the event start date, requests must be received by January 11. Any request after this date are non-refundable.


Sign in to begin each morning at 7:15 am in the lobby of the Allina Commons.

Each day includes a one-hour lunch break (on your own) along with a morning and afternoon break. The order of lectures may vary according to speaker preference. Program fee includes educational credits, materials, light refreshments and parking.

Day One - Thursday, January 18th, 2018

7:30 – 9:00 Pathophysiology of Pain

9:00 – 9:15 Break

9:15 – 11:15 Pain Assessment

11:15 – 12:15 Lunch

12:15 – 1:15 Common Pain Syndromes

1:15 – 1:30 Break

1:30 – 2:30 Sedation

2:30 – 3:15 Psychosocial Aspects of Pain

3:15 – 3:45 Ethics of Pain Management

3:45 – 4:00 Test Taking Examples

Day Two - Friday, January 19th, 2018

7:30 – 9:30 Pain Pharmacology

9:30 – 9:45 Break

9:45 – 10:30 Routes of Administration

10:30 – 11:30 Chronic Substance Use and Abuse

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Nonpharmacological Treatment and Complementary Therapies

1:30 – 1:45 Break

1:45 – 2:15 Crisis Management

2:15 – 3:00 Pain Certification Test Taking Review and Tips


Molly McNaughton, Nurse Practitioner, Abbott Northwestern, Pain Service

Leslie Maynard, Nurse Practitioner, Abbott Northwestern, Pain Service

Liz Kozub, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Abbott Northwestern, Neurosciences/Ortho/Spine

Accreditation: Pending Approval

This activity has been submitted to the WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours. Wisconsin’s Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Submitted for 13 contact hours (7 contact hours on Day 1 and 6 contact hours on Day 2).

Why Certify?

Earning board certification is a mark of distinction and a highly sought after profession and personal accomplishment. Obtaining certification in Pain Management enhances and validates specialized knowledge and skills. Certification demonstrates that you are committed to providing the highest quality of care to your practice.

Pain Management Nursing Certification Eligibility Criteria:

  • Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Have practiced the equivalent of 2 years full-time as a registered nurse.
  • Have practiced in a nursing role that involves aspects of pain management nursing for at least 2,000 hours in the 3 years prior to applying to take the examination
  • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in the 3 years prior to taking the exam, of which a minimum of 15 hours mush be related to pain management.



Allina Commons Parking is located in the ramp adjacent to the Midtown Exchange Building on 10th Ave S. In order to validate you for free parking you must bring your ticket in with you. If you are an Allina Health employee you must bring your badge with you. We are not able to validate for any other ramps if you mistakenly park somewhere other than Midtown Exchange ramp.

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2929 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55407

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