How are contact hours calculated?
Number of Minutes divided by 60 = Number of Contact Hours
Is there a certain length of time that program have to be?
Program length cannot be less than 30 minutes (recommend 60 minutes)
How do I get contact hours for an event?
Contact a Nurse Planner. A nurse planner is required to be involved with all aspects of the planning of a program.
Who needs to be on a planning committee?
There needs to be a nurse planner from the provider unit and a content expert. You must have at least 2 people on the committee.
Can I submit forms for a program and get contact hours?
No. A nurse planner from the provider unit is required to be involved with the planning of the program.
How many objectives should I have?
There should be at least one objective, but depending on the length of the program and number of speakers. There should be one objective per speaker.
Can we get contact hours for in-services on new equipment?
No. Please review the criteria for a continuing nursing education program here.
Do I need to keep copies of rosters, evaluations, etc?
Individual areas are not required to keep any of the completed forms. The provider unit is required to keep all the forms of every program for 6 years.
For more information, visit the Tennessee Nurses Association website