Nurses Aftercare Program
The program is designed to help nurses navigate the potential hurdles that may come up as they transition back to work.
The Nurses Program meets every Monday evening for 52-weeks. Topics addressed during the 52-week program include:
- Coping with early recovery issues
- Managing post-acute withdrawal symptoms
- Dealing with guilt and shame
- Learning to set healthy boundaries as well as how and when to say “No”
- Addressing and learning to navigate changing family dynamics
- Continuing attendance and participation in Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous meetings
The Dilworth Center is an approved treatment provider by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and meets the requirements for Nurses Aftercare as outlined by the Board of Nursing.
About the Facilitator:
Connie Mele has over 30 of experience working in the field of addiction and psychiatric nursing. She has worked with impaired nurses since 1983 and started the first Nurses Support Group in North Carolina in 1996. The group is currently the only support group for nurses in the state. Connie has served as the Chairperson of the Addictions Nursing Certification Board, as well as the Chairperson of the Peer Assistance Committee for IntNSA. Connie is certified in Advanced Practice Addictions Nursing; is a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; and is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and is certified in Nursing Administration.