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Pain Resource Nurse Course

The two-day Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) course is designed to prepare staff Nurses to guide and improve pain management in their practice settings. The course consists of nine modules based on the curriculum published by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from pain experts and apply knowledge through interaction in case studies and other learning activities.

Target Audience

This course is for staff nurses committed to promoting patient advocacy, being role models of advanced knowledge, educating nursing peers and facilitating interdisciplinary team collaboration to improve pain management in their practice settings.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of different types of pain and their sensory, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and behavioral components
  • Identify a comprehensive pain assessment approach that includes the multi-dimensional aspects of pain
  • Describe a plan of care for pain assessment and intervention in acute, chronic and cancer pain management
  • Verbalize principles of analgesic use, including indications, contraindications, side effects, dosing and safe delivery methods
  • Identify nonpharmacological pain management strategies that may be used to promote well-being
  • Develop a plan of care for pain management in patients with addictive disease
  • Verbalize PRN role accountabilities

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13.66 Contact Hours

Aurora Health Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive contact hours, participants must attend the entire course.

Course Fee: $125 (includes lunch)


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