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.


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, 23 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

Thursday total Up to 3.00

Friday, 24 July

9:00-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)
Concurrent Sessions C0.75

10:15-11:45 a.m. (1015-1145)
Plenary Session 21.50

1:00-1:45 p.m. (1300-1345)
Concurrent Sessions D0.75

2:30-3:45 p.m. (1430-1545)
Concurrent Sessions E1.25

Friday total Up to 4.25

Saturday, 25 July

9:00-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)
Concurrent Sessions F0.75

10:30 a.m.-noon (1030-1200)
International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 1.50

1:00-1:45 p.m. (1300-1345)
Concurrent Sessions G0.75

2:00-2:45 p.m. (1400-1445)
Concurrent Sessions H0.75

3:15-4:30 p.m. (1515-1630)
Concurrent Sessions I1.25

Saturday totalUp to 5.00

Sunday, 26 July

9:00-10:15 a.m. (0900-1015)
Concurrent Sessions J1.25

11:00-11:45 a.m. (1100-1145)
Concurrent Sessions K0.75

12:45-1:30 p.m. (1245-1330)
Concurrent Sessions L0.75

1:45-2:30 p.m. (1345-1430)
Concurrent Sessions M0.75

2:45-4:15 p.m. (1445-1615)
Plenary Session 31.50

Sunday totalUp to 5.00

Monday, 27 July

9:00 a.m.-noon (0900-1200)
Insight Day3.00

Monday total 3.00

Total for Full EventUp to 17.25

An additional 0.10 CNE contact hour will be awarded for every poster viewed and evaluated. Up to a total of 31.50 CNE contact hours could be awarded.