Convention 2023
Convention 2023
Convention 2023

Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD)

Contact Hours

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

To receive contact hours for the NCPD sessions offered during the program, participants are required to attend the entire session, complete the NCPD 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. Please note that each session can only be claimed once for receiving contact hours.


Relevant Financial Relationships

The planning committee members, content reviewers, and faculty/speakers/authors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships 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:

Saturday, 11 November 2023

12:15-2:15 p.m. (1215-1415)
Opening Plenary Session2.00

2:30-3:15 p.m. (1430-1515)
Concurrent Sessions A0.75

3:30-4:15 p.m. (1530-1615)
Concurrent Session B0.75

Saturday totalUp to 3.50

Sunday, 12 November 2023

8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. (0800-0915)
Plenary Session 21.25

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (1045-1130)
Concurrent Sessions C0.75

1:00-2:15 p.m. (1300-1415)
Concurrent Sessions D1.25

Sunday totalUp to 3.25

Monday, 13 November 2023

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)
Concurrent Sessions E0.75

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (1000-1130)
Closing Plenary1.50

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

2:45-3:30 p.m. (1445-1530)
Concurrent Sessions G0.75

3:45-4:30 p.m. (1545-1630)
Concurrent Sessions H0.75

Monday totalUp to 5.00

Tuesday, 14 November 2023

8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. (0800-0845)
Concurrent Session I0.75

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)
Concurrent Session J0.75

Tuesday total 1.50

Total for Full In-Person EventUp to 13.25

Additional In-Person Contact Hours

Additional CPD contact hours will be awarded for each of the following presentations viewed and evaluated.

Pre-Conference – Nursing Informatics: 4.00
Pre-Conference – Publishing: 3.00
Pre-Conference – EBP: 3.00
Posters – 0.10 contact hour per poster: Up to 16.70
Total additional contact hours available: Up to 23.75

Tuesday, 28 November

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (0900-0930)
Virtual Platform Walkthrough0.50

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (0930-1130)
Open Plenary2.00

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (1145-1245)
Virtual Special Sessions 1 and Live Q&A1.00

1:30-2:30 p.m. (1330-1430)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions A and Live Q&A1.00

3:15-4:15 p.m. (1515-1615)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions B and Live Q&A1.00

4:15-4:45 p.m. (1615-1645)
Virtual Rapid Presentation Rounds 10.50

Friday total*Up to 6.00

Wednesday, 29 November

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (0900-1000)
Plenary Session 21.00

11:00 a.m.-noon (1100-1200)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions C and Live Q&A1.00

12:45-1:45 p.m. (1245-1345)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions D and Live Q&A1.00

1:45-2:15 p.m. (1345-1415)
Virtual Rapid Presentation Rounds 20.50

3:00-3:45 p.m. (1500-1545)
Virtual PechaKucha 10.75

3:45-4:15 p.m. (1545-1615)
Virtual Rapid Presentation Rounds 30.50

4:15-5:15 p.m. (1615-1715)
Virtual Special Sessions 2 and Live Q&A1.00

Saturday total Up to 5.75

Thursday, 30 November

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (0945-1045)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions E and
Live Q&A1.00

11:00 a.m.-noon (1100-1200)
Virtual Special Sessions 3 and Live Q&A1.00

Noon-1:15 p.m. (1200-1315)
Closing Plenary1.25

Saturday total Up to 3.25

The total contact hours listed above reflect the basic framework of the contact hours awarded. Total hours could be greater based on the amount of content viewed and evaluated.

Additional Virtual Contact Hours

Additional CPD contact hours will be awarded for each of the following virtual presentations viewed and evaluated.

Posters – 0.10 contact hour per poster: Up to 2.20
Total additional contact hours available: Up to 2.25