General Information


Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The program offers 11.5 contact hours (CH):

  • Saturday – 4.0 CH
  • Sunday – 3.5 CH
  • Monday – 4.0 CH
  • Bonus* – 5.0 CH for a total of 16.5 CH

Additional contact hours are available for optional workshops:

  • 010, 020, 030 – 6.0 CH
  • 040, 050, 060 – 1.5 CH

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 6.5 hours of pharmacology credit can be accumulated (if attending conference sessions offering the highest number of pharmacology hours available). Additional pharmacology credit hours are available for optional workshops as indicated.

*Bonus: After the conference evaluation period closes, individuals who register for the full conference (not daily registrations) will have access to an additional 5.0 contact hours in the ANNA Online Library.

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

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 with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 conference. The evaluation will be available in the ANNA Online Library. 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.

Online Library & Conference Educational Materials

Speaker reference materials will be available for viewing/download in the ANNA Online Library prior to the conference.

Pending Symposia

"Pending" symposia will be offered only if corporate support is received. We regret that if support is not received, these meals will be on your own.

Suggested Attire

Business or professional dress is preferred for all educational sessions. Keep in mind that hotel temperatures are not constant and a jacket or sweater is recommended for the educational sessions. Comfortable shoes are recommended for your comfort in walking to and from events.


ANNA occasionally uses photographs/videos of conference participants in its newsletter, website, social media, promotional materials, and the Nephrology Nursing Journal. By virtue of your attendance at the conference, 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 conference. 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.

Childcare Arrangements

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

ANNA Conferences Committee Members

Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Chairperson Designate
Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN

Committee Members
Jennifer Branch, DNP, APRN, NP-C, CCTC
Alicia Carson, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNN
Janelle Ideus, BSN, RN, CNN
Sharon Longton, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC
Anna Rogers, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN, CNN
Mary Schopbach, BSN, RN, CNN L

Director of Education Services
Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP

ANNA Mission

The American Nephrology Nurses Association improves members' lives through education, advocacy, networking, and science.

ANNA National Office

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