Speak up for Safety: Skills Training for New Nurses

Welcome to the Speak Up for Safety online education!

Substance use disorders are a serious healthcare concern that can contribute to performance and safety issues in the workplace. As professionals, nurses have an ethical responsibility to protect patients and to assist colleagues whose performance is not meeting practice standards and may be harmful to patient safety. Co-workers are often the first to notice when a colleague is having some personal difficulty in the practice setting. Preparing nurses with the tools necessary to identify performance concerns and intervene effectively will enhance their ability to protect patient safety and assist their colleagues.

The goal of this course is to provide student nurses with the tools, skills, and confidence necessary to respond to workplace concerns to a peer’s behavior or performance, potentially related to substance use disorder.

At the end of the course, be sure to print your certificate and bring to class on the day of in-classroom session.

Click the “Launch” button below to access the course. Please note the course may take time to load, depending on your internet connection.


Launch Presentation



If for some reason you have any issues with accessing the training, please contact,  Perla Estrada at estrada@oregonrn.org