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Virtual NASN2021 Continuing Education

National Association of School Nurses | CNE


Amount of CNE Available

Virtual NASN2021 attendees can earn 20.5+ CNE contact hours; additional CNE can be earned for every poster viewed and evaluated.

Due to contractual obligations, if you were not able to watch the session Power Hour: Work Simply, Live Fully when it aired on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, you will not be eligible for this session's CNE. A recording is not available. We understand your disappointment and hope that, if interested, you will visit Carson’s website to catch a glimpse of her and her passion of Working Simply:

Virtual NASN2021 PLUS attendees can earn all that is included in Virtual NASN2021 PLUS 10 CNE contact hours for PLUS courses.

NOTE: Speakers do not receive CNE contact hours for sessions presented. As of November 2018, The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has new language regarding presenters claiming CNE contact hours for the courses they present.*

How to Obtain CNE and Certificates of Completion

Deadline to earn CNE: September 23, 2021

Attendees paying the appropriate registration fee will receive Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours for the program attended and evaluated within the 90-day allotted window. In order to qualify for CNE contact hours and earn a certificate, attendees will need to complete these steps:

  • Attendees must stay for the entire program, no partial credit. NOTE: If you miss a portion of a session when it broadcast on a specific day and time, you are required to view the session recording.
  • Attendees will:
    • Complete and pass a post assessment AND session evaluation for each session. NOTE: Locate these for live web events by going to the main event web page, choosing the day of the event, and scrolling down, down, down to where they are located.
    • Complete a demographic questionnaire and overall evaluation: These will be presented to you as you are completing other content.
  • There will be multiple certificates of completion. Take note of the transcript mentioned at the top of this page.

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

Deadline to earn CNE: September 23, 2021

Where to find your Certificates

• Certificates earned will be stored in your profile on this site.
• You may also download a transcript of CNE in your profile.

Extension Policy

Requests for an extension on the 90-day CNE 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.
- Extensions do not apply to viewing content. Extensions only apply to being awarded CNE for content viewed.

According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation guidelines, 60 minutes = 1 contact hour.

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

National Association of School Nurses is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing: Provider No. CEP 12292.


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.

*American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) language regarding presenters claiming CNE contact hours:

The 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.