Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education Contact Hours

Continuing nursing education contact hours are awarded based on the number of sessions attended and evaluations completed. To receive full credit for a session, you must attend the entire session and complete its evaluation online. The APNA 12th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute will offer up to 20 total contact hours (with the possibility of an additional 3 contact hours if educational programs are funded during the lunch period). The content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 
2014 Conference Educational Learning Objectives

  1. Incorporate psychopharmacologic mental health nursing practice interventions that reflect the context of psychiatric illness from the cellular through the community level.
     
  2. Review evidence-based pharmacologic approaches related to the prescribing, administration, and monitoring of psychotropic medications for persons diagnosed with complex psychiatric disorders across their environments of care.
     
  3. Discuss clinical psychopharmacological issues for psychiatric mental health nurses and consumers relevant to the continuum of wellness and recovery.


Online Evaluations

Evaluations for the APNA 12th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute must be entered online in order to earn contact hours. You'll be able to complete them in real-time as you go (if you have an internet connection through your smartphone, tablet, or laptop service provider), in your hotel room at the end of the day (high speed internet access available for purchase at the Hyatt), at the Evaluations Stations on-site (2 computers will be available near Registration throughout the conference), or at home after the conference. You can jot down your responses in your program book as you attend sessions, then log in at your convenience to complete the evaluations online. Once you finish completing evaluations for the sessions you've attended, you'll then complete the Overall Evaluation, which will unlock your CE Certificate. Press "Post Final Credits & Create Certificate", and your CE Certificate will be pre-populated with your information and contact hours earned. You can have it emailed to your inbox, save a pdf version to your computer, or print it right then (printers will not be available at the on-site evaluations stations).  Evaluation Deadline: August 29, 2014


Session Podcasts

The CPI conference registration fee includes access to the session recordings and updated handouts via the APNA eLearning Center. About a month or two after the conference, attendees will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to order these sessions for free with their Attendee Bonus Points. Attendees will be able to listen to each podcast directly on the site, or download the mp3 to listen to the session whenever (and wherever) desired. If a particular session was missed on-site, attendees will then be able to come back to their account on the eLearning Center to enter the CE Certificate code and complete the post test and evaluation. The CE Certificate for each session will be generated with the attendee's name and address information already included!