Continuing Education Credit

You can earn 1 nursing contact hour (CH) for every 60 minutes of educational time. You must complete and submit an online evaluation form for each session you attend to receive CHs. CHs available for each session are listed in the schedule of events. Participants can earn up to 3 CHs for evaluating posters.

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).

ARN is an approved provider of the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14427. ARN has also submitted applications for approval to the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission (CDMSC), the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCM), and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Rx Sessions marked with this symbol address the use of pharmacologic agents in rehabilitation care and may be recognized for credit toward ANCC Certified Nurse Specialist (SNC) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) recertification. These hours may also be reported to your state board of nursing for relicensure. Credit will be designated on the attendee certificates. Attendees are responsible for contacting each governing body to determine content eligibility. It is recommended that attendees retain a copy of the conference brochure and program guide for supportive documentation.

Contact Hours Available

Half-Day Preconference Workshops 3.75 each
ARN Essential Leadership Course 11.75
Annual Educational Conference 16
Poster Evaluation up to 3
RNF Dinner Symposia 2.5

Nurses attending preconference, optional, and conference sessions can earn up to 40.75 nursing contact hours, fulfilling many, if not all, yearly state credentialing requirements.