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NASN ANCC Orientation Online Training

Release Date: 09/24/2021
Expiration Date: 09/24/2022

NASN staff members (all) will be required to complete the self-paced on-demand online training annually and will receive a certificate of completion once successfully finishing the content review and evaluation assessment.

If you are an admin on this website, please reach out to nasn@nasn.org to have your admin status removed temporarily while you enroll in and complete this training. 

Nursing team members will have three months to complete the training from the original launch date, and all other NASN staff members will have six months to complete the training from the original launch date unless otherwise noted.


Program Overview
This education was created to bring a basic understanding to American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and its process. NASN staff will learn how everyone’s role is integral to the success of continuing education/professional development content creation. We will go through the basic terminology, specific roles and responsibilities of a lead nurse planner (LNP), the importance of calculating continuing nurse education (CNE) contact hours, and much more. Lastly, we will discuss how quality improvement is necessary to enhance the educational content that NASN provides to school nurses to keep them moving the profession of school nursing forward.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the role of ANCC and NASN
  • Describe the role of the Lead Nurse Planner (LNP) and the Nurse Planners (NPs)
  • Describe the difference between continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours versus continuing education units (CEUs).
  • Explain the importance of conflict-of-interest forms.
  • Identify one difference between accreditation with distinction versus basic accreditation.
  • Calculate CNE contact hours for a course.
  • Describe two ways ANCC impacts your role at NASN.

Intended Audience
This education is specifically created for NASN internal staff members only.

Content Creator
Jade Slaffey, MSHCA, BSN, RN
National Association of School Nurses
Nursing Education and Practice Specialists and Lead Nurse Conference Planner

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
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.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Instructions to Complete this Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page).

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.

NOTE: If the believe you have reviewed all the content and are unable to access the certificate of completion, please review an audit of your activity. To find this, click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen. Once directed to your activity, select "library" to review which content has not been marked as completed and which has not.