AANP’s brand new online conference experience, AANPconnect, is officially open. With more than 55 on-demand CE sessions available at AANPconnect, ranging from acute care to wound care, it’s the best event for nurse practitioner (NP) CE in 2020.
Why attend AANPconnect? NP education requirements vary from state to state, but many boards of nursing do require the completion of a certain number of CE hours annually or every few years. AANP members: .
AANPconnect is your opportunity to check your state’s CE requirements off your to-do list! You can earn up to 72.84 contact hours (CH) of CE, including 33.23 CH of pharmacology credit, which may also help you meet the requirements for your recertification. The AANPconnect conference platform syncs with the AANP CE Center every 60 minutes. This means that after completing the evaluation and posttest for each session you take, within an hour, you can easily view the CE credit for those sessions in the MY CE TRACKER section of the AANP CE Center.
Meanwhile, you have until December 30, 2020, to review the latest scientific research — with more than 100 NP and industry posters on a number of primary and specialty care topics — and explore new products, services and techniques via the exhibitor pages.
While we all miss gathering in person to learn, connect and have fun at AANP’s in-person conferences, AANPconnect does include many of the highly rated and in-demand sessions and speakers from AANP’s annual national and fall conferences. In addition, to recreate the excitement of live CE sessions, AANPconnect includes a number of events presented live on select dates throughout the conference period.
All live events*, many of which include CE, will be made available as on-demand sessions for the remainder of the conference period.
On October 3 at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT), Katie Duke, MSN, ACNP-BC, will join AANPconnect as keynote speaker. Speaking about what professional life was like working in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City and how she ultimately became a COVID-19 patient, Duke will share how working through a disaster can affect provider morale and change your practice.
On October 17 at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT), Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, U. S. Surgeon General, will join AANP President Sophia Thomas for a fireside chat to discuss the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and his upcoming calls to action on maternal health and hypertension in this second AANPconnect keynote.
On September 26 at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT), NP students and post-master’s students are invited to join AANP for this Student Panel: Five Things All NP Students Should Know. Register for this session to discuss major role transition milestones, including exam preparation, certification, the job search and credentialing and privileging.
On October 10, 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT), gain the training you need to become a Shot@Life Champion! Shot@Life is a grassroots advocacy campaign of the United Nations Foundation that champions global childhood immunization. This workshop will provide information about the current state of child global vaccination, as well as how Shot@Life Champions use advocacy to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths.
On November 7 at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT), hear from AANP Vice President of Federal Government Affairs MaryAnne Sapio and AANP Vice President of State Government Affairs Taynin Kopanos, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP, for the AANP Legislative Update. This session will cover current state and federal policy issues and provide an update on active legislation at the state and national levels.
AANP also provides complimentary access to a limited number of non-CE, educational presentations called product theaters, which are funded by the supporting or sponsoring company. Take a look at the live events, including these industry product theaters, and start planning your schedule.
Race, Equity and Inclusion in Health Care: Understanding the Impact Beyond the Checkbox – Presented by Juliette G. Blount, MSN, ANP, and Veronica Wilbur, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, this session explores the impact that implicit bias has on the inequities in health care. With tools to help NPs examine their own implicit biases, and questions from NPs just like you, this session provides information on what can be done in clinical practice to enhance the patient care experience for diverse populations. If you are not yet registered for AANPconnect but would still like to view this recorded session, simply complete your registration to access the on-demand version.
AANPconnect is the ultimate opportunity for NPs to discuss the conference sessions with your colleagues, develop new relationships and make lasting connections with NPs from across the country experiences — completely online.
Register for AANPconnect, and you’ll be automatically invited to the Attendee Forum — the perfect place to share your thoughts about sessions, discuss practice pearls with NPs in your specialty and much more. Are you an NP student or post-master’s student? You’ll also have exclusive access to a special Student Forum, where you can meet practicing NPs, learn from NP leaders and build your network to support your future prospects. Post as often as you like, and return frequently to check replies and join other discussion threads!
Following AANP on social media is another great way to connect with health care professionals, to stay current with the latest health care news and to receive conference announcements — and to share how you are enjoying AANPconnect!
Are you earning CE from your hammock? Are you on a boat or by the pool? What are you enjoying most about your online conference experience? Post a photo on social media using #AANPconnect and tag @AANP_News on Twitter or Instagram to share your unique or interesting conference surroundings with colleagues.