Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive contact hours for the CNE sessions offered during the program, participants are required to attend the entire session, complete the CNE event evaluation, and complete the evaluation for each session attended. Certificates for attendees, presenters, and continuing nursing education can be retrieved after the online evaluation is complete. The number of contact hours awarded to each participant will be based on the number of evaluations completed for each session attended.

Contact hours for education activity are available for 60 days following the end of the conference. The deadline to receive CNE credit is 9 November 2020.

Attendees should have received an email on 14 September with information about obtaining CNE hours, logging in to the system, and accessing the recordings. If you need assistance or have questions, please email


Conflicts of Interest

The planning committee members, content reviewers, and faculty/speakers/authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest unless otherwise noted prior to the beginning of the educational session.

Commercial Support and Sponsorships

Sigma will inform attendees if a commercial interest has provided financial or in-kind support for the educational activity, including how content integrity is maintained and bias is prevented. This will be done prior to the individual educational session.

Non-Endorsement of Products

Please note: Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider of the educational activity or by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Contact hours will be awarded as follows:

Thursday, 10 September 2020

10:00-10:20 a.m. (1000-1020) — Live Opening Plenary (20 minutes)
Speaker – President Ric Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN0.30

10:30-11:00 a.m. (1030-1100) — Breakout 01 (30 minutes)
Track A: Programming and Communication
Escape Rooms and Beyond – Thinking Creatively with Chapter Programming0.50

Track B: Membership
Data Driven Recruitment0.50

Track C: Chapter Operations
Board Basics 1010.50

11:15 a.m.-noon (1115-1200) — Breakout 2 (45 minutes)
Track A: Programming and Communication
Communication Strategies to Boost Member Engagement0.75

Track B: Membership
Crafting Impactful Renewal Plans0.75

Track C: Chapter Operations
Planning for Successful Leadership Succession0.75

12:30-1:15 p.m. (1230-1315) — Live Second Plenary (45 minutes)
Speaker – Kimberly Harper, MS, RN, FAAN0.75

1:30-2:00 p.m. (1330-1400) — Breakout 3 (30 minutes)
Track A: Programming and Communication
Creating Chapter Visibility and Promotion0.50

Track B: Membership
Meaningful New Member Onboarding0.50

Track C: Chapter Operations
Managing Chapter Finances0.50

Total for Live Sessions Only2.8

Potential Total for Live and Recorded Sessions6.3