Eligible for Contact Hours
Continuing nursing education per the American Nurses Association involves "systematic professional learning experiences designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of nurses and therefore enrich nurses' contributions to quality healthcare." The knowledge, skills, or attitudes gained from CNE activities can be applied regardless of the activity participant's employer (TNA 2015 Provider Manual).
Ineligible For Contact Hours
Content must be beyond basic knowledge.
Information that educates for work at a specific institution, teaches and tests for skill competency or addresses institution-based standards of practice.
Information that addresses institution-based standards of practice or provides information that prepares nurse to utilize new tools or information specific to the work setting.