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 sessions offered during the program, participants are required to attend the entire session, complete the continuing nursing education event evaluation, and complete the evaluation for each session attended. Certificates for attendees, presenters, moderators, 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 or poster viewed.

Contact hours for education activity are available for 60 days following the end of the program. The deadline to receive continuing nursing education contact hours is 2 October 2019.

To obtain the continuing nursing education certificate, certificate of attendance, and/or certificate for moderating, please use this link. The login information is your last name and the registration ID that was included on your registration confirmation.


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, 25 July

12:30-2:00 p.m. (1230-1400)
Opening Plenary Session 1.50

2:30-3:15 p.m. (1430-1515)
Concurrent Sessions A 0.75

3:30-4:15 p.m. (1530-1615)
Concurrent Sessions B 0.75

4:30-5:15 p.m. (1630-1715)
Concurrent Sessions C 0.75

Thursday total Up to 3.75

Friday, 26 July

8:00-9:30 a.m. (0800-0930)
Plenary Session 21.50

10:00-10:45 a.m. (1000-1045)
Concurrent Sessions D0.75

11:00-11:45 a.m. (1100-1145)
Concurrent Sessions E0.75

Noon-12:30 p.m. (1200-1230)
Networking Round Table Discussions0.50

1:15-2:30 p.m. (1315-1430)
Concurrent Sessions F1.25

4:00-4:45 p.m. (1600-1645)
Concurrent Sessions G0.75

Friday total Up to 5.50

Saturday, 27 July

8:00-8:30 a.m. (0800-0830)
Concurrent Sessions H0.50

8:45-9:30 a.m. (0845-0930)
Concurrent Sessions I0.75

10:15-11:45 a.m. (1015-1145)
International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 1.50

12:45-1:30 p.m. (1245-1330)
Concurrent Sessions J0.75

2:30-3:45 p.m. (1430-1545)
Concurrent Sessions K1.25

2:45-5:45 p.m. (1445-1745)
Hackathon (limited to 50 people)3.00

Saturday totalUp to 6.50

Sunday, 28 July

8:00-9:15 a.m. (0800-0915)
Concurrent Sessions L1.25

9:30-10:15 a.m. (0930-1015)
Concurrent Sessions M0.75

10:45-11:30 a.m. (1045-1130)
Concurrent Sessions N0.75

1:00-1:45 p.m. (1300-1345)
Concurrent Sessions O0.75

3:00-4:15 p.m. (1500-1615)
Concurrent Sessions P1.25

Sunday totalUp to 4.75

Monday, 29 July

8:00-9:15 a.m. (0800-0915)
Concurrent Sessions Q1.25

9:30-10:15 a.m. (0930-1015)
Concurrent Sessions R0.75

10:30-noon (1030-1200)
Plenary Session 31.50

Monday total 3.50

Total for Full EventUp to 24.00

An additional 0.10 CNE contact hour will be awarded for every poster viewed and evaluated. Up to a total of 64.80 CNE contact hours could be awarded.