General Information

Continuing Nursing Education

The Fall Meeting program offers up to 12.75 contact hours (CH).

  • Saturday – 2.5 CH
  • Sunday – 5.75 CH
  • Monday – 4.5 CH
  • Bonus* – 5.0 CH for a total of 16.5 CH

Additional contact hours are available for optional workshops as follows:

  • 010, 020, 030 – 6.0 CH
  • 050, 060, 070 – 1.25 CH
  • 080, 090 – 3.25 CH

* After the meeting evaluation period closes, individuals who register for the full Fall Meeting (not daily registrations) will have access to an additional 5.0 contact hours in ANNA's Online Library.

If corporate-supported symposia are added to the program, additional contact hours may be available.

Sessions marked with Rx contain pharmacology content that can be applied toward pharmacology credit requirements. Pharmacology content credit is time-based on the objectives and content outline. Up to 8.25 hours of pharmacology credit can be accumulated (if attending sessions offering the highest number of pharmacology hours available). Additional pharmacology credit is available from optional workshops where indicated.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.

American Nephrology Nurses' Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

Evaluation Process and Contact Hour Certificates

You will be requested to evaluate the overall effectiveness of this meeting. The evaluation will be available in ANNA's Online Library at In order to receive your contact hour credit, you must evaluate each session you attend. Once you complete your evaluation online, you will be able to access and print your contact hour certificate.

Session Selection

Participants are welcome at any session and are encouraged to create their own learning experience. Concurrent sessions are coded to assist attendees in identifying session content and selecting sessions that are most applicable to their practice.

Online Library & Fall Meeting Educational Materials

Speaker reference materials will be available for viewing/download in the ANNA Online Library prior to the meeting. (Click here for instructions on accessing educational materials in the Online Library.) Only attendees who purchase Printed Speaker Reference Materials at the time of registration will receive a printed copy onsite. Printed copies will include Fall Meeting session materials only (not preconference or optional sessions).

Guest Registration

Guest badges are available as a courtesy for paid attendees. A "guest" is defined as a spouse, family member, significant other, friend, or an adult child (over 16 years old). A co-worker or an associate within the industry does not qualify for the guest registration fee. Guest registration is available for ONE guest per registrant. The fee is $50 and entitles the guest to visit the Exhibit Hall. Guest fees do not include admission to meal functions. Corporate representatives may not register as guests. Corporate representatives must register for the Fall Meeting and pay published registration fees.

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors receive exhibit badges for their booth personnel as part of their exhibit participation. Exhibitors with badges are granted access to most educational sessions on a space available basis, excluding meal functions and corporate-sponsored events. One nurse per exhibit booth (employed full-time by exhibiting company) may apply for contact hours for the programs attended and will receive an exhibitor's badge unless he/she registers separately as a meeting attendee. ANNA encourages corporate nurses to register separately for the meeting and pay the standard registration fees since exhibitors do not receive the same benefits as paid registrants.

Payment Policy

No registration will be processed unless full payment is received with the registration form. If a check is returned by the bank for insufficient funds, full payment must be received by cashier's check or money order and must include an additional $25 for bank processing charges. If payment is not received by the National Office prior to the meeting, the registrant must pay the full amount onsite before the registration will be processed. If you do not receive a confirmation a week prior to the meeting, please contact the national office (888-600-2662 or 856-256-2320) to confirm receipt of your registration. . If you have requested payment through your facility/employer, check with the facility/employer to be sure they have processed the payment. You will be responsible for the registration fee onsite if your facility did not send the money in advance. Purchase orders (including government purchase orders) are not an acceptable form of payment.

Refund Policy

No telephone cancellations will be accepted. Written notice of cancellation must be sent to the ANNA National Office, East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056 (fax 856-218-0557). A $50 administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received in writing and must reach the office no later than September 22, 2014. No refunds will be issued after this deadline. Membership fees are nonrefundable. All other monies will be returned to the party who originally issued the payment. In the event that ANNA should find it necessary to cancel or postpone this educational offering for any reason, including, but not limited to low registration responses, strikes, or acts of God, the Association shall not be liable for registrant(s)' expenses.


If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to send a substitute, please have the substitute complete a registration form and send it to the national office along with a copy of your confirmation. If you are an ANNA member, your substitute also must be a current member or pay the difference between the member and nonmember registration fees.

Suggested Meeting Attire

Business or professional dress is preferred for all educational sessions. Keep in mind that meeting room temperatures are not constant, and a jacket or sweater is recommended. Comfortable walking shoes also are recommended for conference activities.

Childcare Arrangements

Children will not be permitted in educational sessions, social events, or the exhibit area.


ANNA occasionally uses photographs of ANNA meeting participants in its newsletter, website, social media, promotional materials, and in the Nephrology Nursing Journal. By virtue of your attendance at the Fall Meeting, you agree to usage of your likeness in such material.


ANNA is not responsible or liable for any products, services, or information presented at its Fall Meeting. ANNA does not endorse any product or service exhibited, nor does it necessarily support the content of any educational session provided by exhibitors. Acceptance of advertising does not indicate or imply endorsement by ANNA.

2014 Fall Meeting Planning Committee

Conferences Committee Chairperson
Sally Campoy, DNP, ANP-BC, CNN-NP

Conferences Committee Chairperson Designate
Denise Murcek, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNN-NP

Director of Education Services
Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, APNc, CPHQ, CNE

Committee Members Emily Arnold, BSN, RN, CNN
Annette Hood, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Dawn Koonkongsatian, MSN, Ed, RN, CNN
Melissa Nesmith-Vester, BSN, RN, CNN
Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP
Mary Schira, PhD, ACNP-BC
Elizabeth St. John, MSN, RN, CNN
Kyra Trappett, BSN, RN

Contact Information

ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Toll-free: 888-600-2662 ~ Phone: 856-256-2320
FAX 856-589-7463