APNA 28th Annual Conference Online Evaluations - Step by Step Instructions

Update 11/25/2014:  Due to emergency security maintenance on the evaluations site yesterday, the deadline to complete evaluations has been extended to December 2, 2014. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thank you for attending the APNA 28th Annual Conference in Indianapolis!  As a conference attendee, your opinion is valued. Your ratings and comments are used to evaluate the current conference as well as plan for future educational offerings. Evaluations must be completed by the deadline of December 2, 2014 in order to earn contact hours.




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1. Logging In 4. Tracking your Contact Hours Earned
2. Pre-Session Surveys 5. Navigating the Site - Overall Evaluation
3. Navigating the Site - Session Evaluations 6. Getting your CE Certificate



1. Logging In:

  1. Click here to login. (This link will open up in a new window)
     
  2. Enter your username (usually your last name or email address) and password (usually your Member or Account ID #).
    If you are unsure of your username, call APNA at 855-863-2762. You can also click “Forgot your login information?” and the system will email it to you.
     

2. Pre-Session Surveys: This year we are including pre- and post-session surveys for selected sessions. If you are planning to attend any of the following sessions, please click the button below to complete the pre-session surveys for those sessions.
  • 1014: Co-morbidities of Diabetes and Hypertension in Adult Patients with Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia: Medical Considerations. Using Motivational Interviewing to Help these Patients
  • 1023: Tobacco Treatment for Persons Living with Mental Illness: Building Connections between Education and Practice
  • 1045: Depression Recognition, Assessment and Intervention: Emerging Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Research
  • 1046: The Phenomenon of Suicide: Competency Number One for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Generalist

These pre-session surveys are not graded and will not affect the receipt of your CE Certificate or contact hours. The surveys will help you assess your current knowledge of the presentations' topics, and will also allow you to become familiar with the evaluations site before the conference.


3. Navigating the Site - Session Evaluations:  The evaluations website will open to the Directions page. Please be sure to read this information before entering your evaluation responses. Then click the Continue button.




The Registered Events page will list the 28th Annual Conference and include 4 buttons:  

  • Pre-Session Surveys – where you’ll complete surveys for select Pre-Conference Sessions before attending.
    Optional - completing these surveys is not required to obtain contact hours & will not affect your CE Certificate.
  • Session Evaluation – where you’ll access all of the individual session evaluations
  • Overall Evaluation – where you’ll complete the Overall Conference Evaluation
  • Post Final Credits & Create Certificate – this button will be greyed-out until you have completed the Overall Evaluation


To evaluation your sessions, start by clicking the Session Evaluation button.


This will open the list of days that are available for you to evaluate based on your conference registration. If you believe there is an error, please call APNA at 855-863-2762 for help:








Locate the session for which you’d like to enter responses by either the session ID # or the title. Click on the Evaluate button next to it. The evaluation pages look like this:




You’ll also rate the speaker(s) for the session regarding their presentation skills for the content presented and whether or not you’d recommend him/her to a colleague. Below that section, you’ll have the opportunity to indicate the number of contact hours you should receive based on your attendance of the session. If you were present for the entire session, you’ll select the largest number of contact hours available.


In the example below, this concurrent session is worth up to .75 contact hours. However, if you happened to be 15 minutes late or left 15 minutes early, you would choose the .50 contact hours option.



Be sure to hit Save & Continue at the end or your responses will not be saved. This is very important!
Once you hit Save & Continue, you’ll return back to the listing of sessions for that day.


There is an “Edit” button and a “Reset” button next to the session you have just evaluated.



The “Edit” button will take you to the evaluation page to change your saved responses.  The “Reset” button will clear out all your saved responses and allow you start over.  Use the “Reset” button if you’ve accidentally evaluated the wrong session.


Note that at the bottom of this page, you’ll see the buttons “Return to the list of days” and “Return to Welcome/Instructions Page”.



“Return to the list of days” will take you back to the page where you can access the evaluations for a different day. The poster presentations evaluations are also accessed through this page.
“Return to Welcome/Instructions Page” will take you back to the very beginning so that you can review any of the directions listed there.




4. Tracking your Contact Hours Earned: 
Once you start completing your session evaluations, the contact hours will appear in several places:

  • Above the individual time blocks where you evaluated sessions
  • At the top of each session day
  • Underneath the “Post Final Credits & Create Certificate” button on the Registered Events page


Above the individual time blocks: This will show your contact hours earned for only that time block.




At the top of each session day: This will show your total contact hours earned, and will update in real-time as you complete evaluations.




Underneath the "Post Final Credits & Create Certificate" button: This will show your total contact hours earned, and will update in real-time as you complete evaluations.






5. Navigating the Site - Overall Evaluation: 
When you are finished entering in all of your session evaluations (including posters), you are ready to complete the Overall Evaluation.  You’ll need to either return to the list of days or to the welcome/instructions page in order to reach the Overall Evaluation button. If you’re on the list of days, the “Return to Registered Events” will get you there:




Then click on the Overall Evaluation Button.




You will see a page that looks like this:




Complete the evaluation questions (be sure to include comments!) and then click on the “Return to Registered Events/Create Certificate” button.



Note: If you have gone to the Overall Evaluation page prematurely (you haven’t finished all of your session evaluations), you can click “Reset” to clear out your responses. Then press the back button on your browser.




6. Getting your CE Certificate:
  Once you complete the Overall Evaluation and click on the “Return to Registered Events/Create Certificate” button, you will be able to access the “Post Final Credits & Create Certificate” button on the Registered Events page.



BEFORE CLICKING THE BUTTON, CHECK THE CONTACT HOURS LISTED BELOW IT.  If the contact hours listed do not look correct, do not press the Post Final Credits & Create Certificate button.  Go back into your session evaluations to see where you might be missing something.


When you are satisfied with the contact hours listed, click the “Certificate” button.  You will see this page:




Again you can check the contact hours earned – listed at the top of the page. If they do not look correct, click on “Return to Registered Events” to go back into your session evaluations. Click on Create Certificate.  You’ll see this page:



Here you will have options to:

  • Download & Print Certificate – this will open up a pdf of your certificate. You can then save the pdf to your computer, or print it.
  • Email Your Certificate – This will prompt you to enter in an email address where you’d like to receive the pdf of your CE Certificate.