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December 3, 2023

Leader in Addiction Care: Trent Carter, the Sole CARN-AP in New Mexico

Leader in Addiction Care: Trent Carter, the Sole CARN-AP in New Mexico

Renew Health proudly announces a significant milestone in our commitment to excellence in addiction care – Trent Carter, our founder, has achieved the prestigious Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advance Practice (CARN-AP) certification, making him the only professional with this distinction in the state of New Mexico.

Today, we delve into the significance of the CARN-AP credential and the exemplary expertise it brings to our mission of providing top-tier addiction care.

Understanding CARN and CARN-AP

The Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) and Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advance Practice (CARN-AP) certifications are recognized benchmarks in the field of addiction nursing. While both designations signify a high level of expertise, the key differentiator lies in the educational background and clinical experience required for each.

CARN: A Foundation in Addiction Nursing

The Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) designation is bestowed upon registered nurses with a minimum of 2,000 hours (equivalent to one year) of nursing experience specifically related to addiction. This certification reflects a solid foundation in addiction nursing, showcasing a nurse’s commitment to specialized knowledge and skill in the field.

Trent Carter’s Achievement: CARN-AP

Trent Carter’s exceptional achievement as the sole CARN-AP in New Mexico places him in an esteemed category. The Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advance Practice (CARN-AP) is an advanced certification for registered nurses who have not only accumulated substantial experience in addiction nursing but also hold a Master’s degree in Nursing. This advanced practice certification signifies a profound level of education and expertise, allowing nurse practitioners like Trent Carter to provide comprehensive, evidence-based care at a higher level.

The advanced certification doesn’t just signify Trent’s expertise; it signifies a dedication to staying at the forefront of addiction nursing. Patients at Renew Health benefit from care that is informed by the latest research, ensuring that treatment approaches are evidence-based, cutting-edge, and aligned with the evolving landscape of addiction medicine.

Elevating Addiction Care at Renew Health

The achievement of the CARN-AP (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice) certification by Trent Carter stands as a testament to Renew Health’s unwavering commitment to delivering the highest standard of addiction care. This significant milestone not only reflects the dedication of Trent but also underscores Renew Health’s continuous efforts to advance the quality of care provided to individuals on the journey to recovery.

The Impact on Patient Care

Patients at Renew Health benefit from having a CARN-AP on their healthcare team. Trent’s advanced practice certification ensures that individuals receive care that is not only empathetic but also backed by the latest research and best practices in addiction nursing. This heightened level of expertise contributes significantly to our commitment to holistic, effective, and personalized patient care.

Beyond addressing immediate concerns, Trent’s expertise allows for a comprehensive approach that considers the diverse aspects of an individual’s health—physical, mental, and emotional. This holistic perspective is crucial for designing personalized treatment plans that resonate with each patient’s unique needs and circumstances.


At Renew Health’s addiction facility in Rosell, NM, our commitment to excellence in addiction care is not just a promise but a way of life. With the expertise exemplified by Trent Carter’s CARN-AP certification, we stand at the forefront of progressive and compassionate addiction treatment. Our team, enriched by this advanced knowledge, continues to deliver specialized, patient-centered services that empower individuals on their journey to recovery. At Renew Health, we are dedicated to creating a haven of healing, fostering resilience, and guiding each person towards a renewed and meaningful life beyond addiction. In Rosell, NM, and beyond, Renew Health is not just a facility; it’s a beacon of hope, compassion, and transformative care.

Contact us today if you or someone you know is ready for a new start in life. 

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