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Nursing Continuing Professional Development*

The APNA 22nd Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute offers up to 22.25 contact hours in pharmacology.

“The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute was well organized, easy to enroll in and participate in, and offered relevant, up-to-date, and practical information for real world clinical practice.” – 2023 CPI Attendee

ANCC nursing continuing professional development contact hours are awarded based on number of sessions attended and evaluations completed. To receive full credit for a session, you must attend the entire session and complete an online evaluation.

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


Educational Learning Outcome

Incorporate advances in psychopharmacology into the full scope of psychiatric-mental health nursing practice for the care of persons across the lifespan.

Learn Live or On Demand

You have the option to attend and earn contact hours for the sessions during the conference or on demand afterwards – or a mix of both!

Recordings of sessions will be available in the APNA eLearning Center 2-3 months after the conference. Access to session recordings is included in your registration. If a particular session was missed during the live conference, attendees will then be able to come back to their account on the APNA eLearning Center to view the session, then complete the post test and evaluation in order to generate a contact hours certificate.

Online Evaluations & Contact Hours Certificate

Evaluations for the APNA Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute must be completed online in order to earn contact hours.

Evaluation Deadline: June 24, 2024

You’ll be able to complete evaluations for sessions you attend live in real-time as you go, at the end of the day, or after the conference until June 24, 2024. You can jot down your responses 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 NCPD Contact Hours Certificate. Press “Post Final Credits & Create Certificate”, and your 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 (printers will not be available at the on-site evaluations stations).

*Formerly continuing nursing education

Choose from an in-person or virtual experience

Same program. Same NCPD contact hours. Two ways to attend.


“Making connections with other practitioners at times outside of presentations was invaluable.” – 2023 In-person Attendee

Coming to a brand new location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville! Shops, restaurants, and more are just a stroll away at Bethesda Pike & Rose. Hotel and Travel Information

  • Connect with attendees & exhibitors during breaks
  • Get bonus time with speakers after their presentations at the ‘Ask the Expert Table’


Virtual Livestream

“The best virtual conference I have ever attended.” – 2023 Virtual Attendee

Sessions and product theater presentations are conveniently livestreamed to your mobile or desktop device.*

  • Ask questions alongside in-person attendees during the Q&A portions.
  • Chat and connect with other attendees.

*Ensure you have a device with a high-speed internet connection that supports video streaming and an up-to-date browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari).