INSTRUCTIONS TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THIS NCPD PROGRAM

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Amount of NCPD Available

In-person NASN2024: Earn up to 20.0 NCPD (includes up to 3.0 for Posters)

Virtual NASN2024: Earn up to 20.0 NCPD (includes up to 3.0 for Posters)

NASN2024 Bundle: Earn up to 37.0 NCPD 

NOTE: Presenters do not receive NCPD contact hours for sessions presented.*

NCPD Certificates and Transcript

Once earned, locate certificates and/or a transcript in your NASN Learning Center profile.

In-Person NASN2024: Steps to receive a Certificate of Completion and be awarded NCPD contact hours.

Complete and view the full content of the educational activity. Attendees must stay for the entire activity, no partial credit. 

NOTE: Educational activities include educational activities presented in person and poster presentations.

Complete and pass a post assessment with 75% of the answers correct for each activity. You will have unlimited retakes on assessments.

Complete an evaluation for each activity.

Complete a demographic questionnaire.

Complete an overall evaluation.

Attendees have 90 days to complete evaluations to receive NCPD credit for the program. NASN encourages you to evaluate activities you attended each day while the information is fresh in your mind to provide the most accurate evaluation possible.

In-Person NASN2024 deadline to earn NCPD: October 11, 2024

Virtual NASN2024: Steps to receive a Certificate of Completion and be awarded NCPD contact hours.

Complete and view the full content of the educational activity. Attendees must stay for the entire activity, no partial credit. 

NOTE: Educational activities include educational activities presented as live web events or recordings of these events, Anytime sessions, and poster presentations. If you miss any portion of a live web event when it broadcasts live, you are required to view the recording.

Complete and pass a post assessment with 75% of the answers correct for each activity.

Complete an evaluation for each activity.

Complete a demographic questionnaire (included with the last session on July 9, 2024).

Complete an overall evaluation (included with the last session on July 10, 2024).

Attendees have 90 days to complete evaluations to receive NCPD credit for the program. NASN encourages you to evaluate activities you attended each day while the information is fresh in your mind to provide the most accurate evaluation possible.

Virtual NASN2024 deadline to earn NCPD: October 11, 2024

NCPD Continuing Nursing Education

When NCPD is offered/awarded with an NASN program, attendees paying the appropriate registration fee will receive NCPD  contact hours for the program attended and evaluated within the 90-day allotted window. Attendees must stay for the entire program, no partial credit. Attendees have 90 days to complete evaluations to receive NCPD credit for the program. Requests for an extension on the 90-day NCPD deadline must be submitted in writing, mailed to the NASN office, and include a $60.00 processing fee payment. Extensions will not be granted for programs hosted or presented more than 12 months prior to the extension request. View or print the request for extension form.

Reporting NCPD Continuing Education

California: NASN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing: Provider No. CEP 12292

Pennsylvania: To receive Act 48 credit for an NASN program, individuals will need to submit the information to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PA DOE) on their own. Members of the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP) may receive support from PASNAP with submitting NASN credit to the PA DOE.

Nurses licensed in other states, who have concerns about recognition by their state of NASN provided NCPD contact hours, are encouraged to, first, direct any questions to the authoritative body in that state.

CE Broker: NASN is not responsible for providing NCPD contact hours earned from our learning platform to CE Brokers. It is the learners responsibility to maintain the appropriate records for reporting to their CE Broker and/or licensing board for renewals.

Other Credit Types

Clock Hours or Teacher/Educator Credits: NASN does not convert NCPD credits to clock hours or teacher/educator credits. NASN’s NCPD qualifies for credit towards the department of education if the department accepts continuing nursing educational (CNE) contact hours for school nurses. For those seeking educational credits (e.g. educational credits for teachers, etc.), NCPD contact hours do not qualify. For those looking to convert NCPD contact hours to other credit types, please reach out to the designated department of education (DOE) or accrediting board for the credit types that are accepted before enrolling in an NASN activity that does not qualify.

CEUs: NCPD is different from continuing educational units (CEUs). CEUs can be used by various professional groups requiring licensing renewal that is measured in units, whereas NCPD is nursing specific educational content as outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) guidelines and measured in minutes spent on education.

Non-Endorsement of Products

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity. Commercial support, including financial or in-kind, of an educational activity by a specific organization or corporation does not imply endorsement by the NASN. Furthermore, focus groups or other market research conducted by third parties does not indicate endorsement of the research or methodology by NASN.

*Information for Presenters

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has language regarding presenters claiming NCPD contact hours. ANCC Accreditation does not allow for the presenters to claim contact hours for an activity that they are the speakers/educators. The rationale behind this decision derives from the concept stated in the 2015 ANCC Primary Accreditation Provider Application Manual, on page 31, "Contact hours are awarded to participants for those portions of the educational activity devoted to the learning experience and time spent evaluating the activity" (ANCC, 2015). The presenter cannot evaluate the program in the role of the learner. It is noted that some State Boards of Nursing do allow presenters to claim contact hours for an activity they present. However, that is different from the ANCC accreditation standards which the Provider Unit must maintain.

The National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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