HRSA’s Opioid Workforce Education Program (OWEP)

The NMSU School of Nursing was recently awarded a 3-year, $1.35 million federal training grant from the Health Research & Services Administration (HRSA).  This project, titled “Expanding the New Mexico SUD/OUD Treatment and Prevention Workforce through Interprofessional Education and Training” will be part of  HRSA’s Opioid Workforce Education Program (OWEP).

The overall goal of the project is to increase the number of professionals in the state of New Mexico, and in particular the Southern New Mexico counties, who are trained in interprofessional settings to effectively prevent and treat opioid use disorder and other substance abuse disorders in community-based practices.


Upcoming Training



Past or Previous Training

Fall 2020

  • Adolescent and Adult Substance Use Identification and Treatment: Narcan Training, Harm Reduction, Alcohol, Vaping & Marijuana, and Opioid Use
  • Chronic Pain During an Opioid Epidemic: Prescriptive and Alternative Management

Spring 2021

  • DEA Awareness and Regulations & Substance Use Disorder in Nursing and Alternative to Discipline Programs
  • Introductory Training in Motivational Interviewing


Student Projects

DNP QI project by Jamie Wymer, RN, BSN, DNP candidate NMSU


OWEP Grant Staff

SNoeHRSA.png Dr. Shelly Noe, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Project Director
EAdams.png Dr. Eve Adams, Ph.D.
Associate Project Director
EKuchler19.jpg Dr. Elizabeth Kuchler, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Clinical Training Coordinator – Child and Adolescent Practices
SLynch_19.jpg Dr. Stephanie Lynch, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, RN
Clinical Training Coordinator – Adult Practices
IDeLaRosa.png Dr. Ivan De La Rosa, Ph.D., LMSW
Social Work Curriculum Developer

Contatct Information

Dr. Shelly Noe, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Project Director
New Mexico State University
School of Nursing
PO Box 30001, MSC 3185
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
Office: 575-646-5864
Fax: 575-646-2167