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The Tiniest Victims of the Opioid Crisis Enduring is a Course

The Tiniest Victims of the Opioid Crisis Enduring

Jul 5, 2022 - Jul 5, 2024
1.5 credits


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The Tiniest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

1.5 CE provided

Presenter: Tara Sundem, MS APRN NNP-BC is a board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with more than 28 years  experience in neonatal intensive care. She was a frontline worker in the growing opiate epidemic, caring for the most innocent of its victims: Newborns suffering through opiate withdrawal Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).  Her passion to transform the healthcare experience for them and their families led her to found Hushabye Nursery, an Arizona non-profit dedicated to caring for opiate-exposed newborns in their first weeks of life. The 12-bed inpatient nursery opened its doors and its arms to these babies and their mothers in November 2020.  


Under Tara’s leadership as Executive Director, Hushabye Nursery has grown from an idea to ‘save the babies’ in 2016, to a unique model of care for this underserved population that focuses on the family unit, both prenatal and postnatal. 

Recognized as an industry leader on NAS, Tara has presented several community events on the topic. She received the 2021 Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero Award for Nursing and a 12 News Miracle Makers Award in 2021. She holds a Master of Science from Arizona State University and is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the Academy of Neonatal Nurses, and the Neonatal Nurse Practitioners of AZ.  Tara lives in Gilbert with her husband, two sons and their dog.



University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is approved by the Texas   

State Board of Social Worker Examiners to provide Social Worker CE.


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


The Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices is a provider of continuing education for the following clinical licenses: Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) Counselors.

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