After thoughtful consideration, NASN is transitioning NASN2020 and NASN2020 Livestream into a virtual experience.
We are excited about this new virtual direction as it provides our community an even more inclusive opportunity to come together in a time when we truly need each other. Virtual NASN2020 will kick off on the same dates, with a new look, an updated lineup including exciting new additions, and exciting new approaches to speaker engagement and interactivity with attendees.
The educational program will include many of the previously scheduled general sessions, breakout sessions and posters. The program will also include a virtual exhibit hall, annual business meeting, award recognition, vendor demonstrations, and opportunities for engagement and interaction-- just all in a virtual environment.
Where is the conference?
The conference will be a virtual experience hosted on the NASN Learning Center platform.
What are the key conference dates?
June 28, 2020: Registration deadline
June 29, 2020: Virtual platform orientation
June 30, 2020: Annual Business Meeting
June 30-July 3, 2020: 4-Day line-up of sessions presented in a schedule (see the program for details)
July 4-October 3, 2020: All conference content open for viewing and completing of evaluations
What are the learning outcomes?
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to
- Identify three emerging student health trends that impact your student population and a resource that can be used to learn more on those topics.
- Articulate two new evidence-based practices learned at conference that will be used to promote student health, social and academic success, or healthy communities.
- Identify three potential new partners/partnerships to collaborate with to advance student health and the role of the school nurse as a health leader in the school setting.
- Distinguish two ways current practice of care, data collection, or policy development differs from the information presented at conference and develop a plan to change at least one practice.
- Apply one new concept regarding advocacy and data that can be used to articulate to educators and decision-makers about the role of the school nurse in the 21st century.
- Identify two new resources from NASN and exhibitors that can be used to improve practice.
Are continuing education nursing (CNE) contact hours provided?
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
National Association of School Nurses is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing: Provider No. CEP 12292.
According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation guidelines, 60 minutes = 1 contact hour.
Virtual NASN2020 attendees will earn 15+ CNE contact hours; additional CNE can be earned for every poster viewed and evaluated.
Virtual NASN2020 PLUS attendees will earn all that is included in Virtual NASN2020 PLUS a minimum of 8 CNE contact hours for PLUS content.
Will sessions be presented live or are they recorded for viewing at any time?
The orientation session will be presented live on June 29, 2020 at 11 AM Eastern. It will be recorded and available for viewing afterwards.
The 4-day program from June 30, 2020 to July 3, 2020 has a line-up of sessions that will be presented or streamed live starting each day at 11 AM Eastern and ending around 4:30 PM Eastern. Sessions will be recorded and made available to view for 90 days.*
The poster session can be viewed on the attendee's own time. Posters will be made available to view for 90 days.
The PLUS sessions can be viewed on the attendee's own time. These are ONLY available to Virtual NASN2020 PLUS registrants and will be made available to view for 90 days.
*Exception: The documentary screenings for Screenagers and Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER will be made available to view for 2 weeks from July 1, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The documentary screenings will NOT be made available for the entire 90 days.
Will sessions be closed captioned?
For sessions presented live during the 4-day program, transcripts will be made available that can be viewed or printed.
For sessions that are recorded, which includes all live sessions, the poster session, and the PLUS sessions, there will be a closed captioning button that can be turned on/off by the attendee. Transcripts will also be available.
Will there be an annual meeting?
The annual business meeting will happen on June 30, 2020 at 3:20 PM. NASN hopes all attendees will join to hear association news and participant in association business.
Will there be an exhibit hall?
The exhibit hall will be open to all registered for the conference and anyone who logs into the NASN Learning Center. The exhibit hall will be open for 90 days.
The exhibit hall passport is a way to make visiting the exhibit hall fun and rewarding. Individuals who complete a passport will be eligible for a drawing for a complimentary registration to attend the NASN annual conference in 2021. NOTE: Contest rules apply.
Will there be demonstrations?
Sponsor demonstrations are scheduled on July 1, 2020 at 3:46 PM and July 2, 2020 at 3:50 PM.
The live demonstrations will be recorded and available for 90 days. Additional recorded demonstrations will also be available for 90 days.
Recorded demonstrations will be located in the exhibit hall.
Will there be networking opportunities?
During live sessions, attendees can share thoughts and messages with each other using a live chat tool that is in the presentation console.
Outside of the live sessions, attendees connect with each other using these tools:
- The activity stream in the event app
- The conference discussion list
During live sessions, attendees can ask questions. All questions will be moderated by NASN and speakers. Questions will be addressed during a live Q&A that immediately follows the live session.
In the exhibit hall, attendees will find contact information for exhibit hall representatives and are encouraged to reach out with questions.
Can I bring a guest?
There is no guest registration option for the virtual experience.
What are the terms and conditions of attendance and participation?
When registering for Virtual NASN2020, you must agree to the terms and conditions, which form a binding legal contract between the NASN and the registered attendee or participant. View the terms online or request a copy by contacting the NASN conference team.
Where are future conferences?
View a list of future and past conferences.
How long will I have access to the Virtual NASN2020 content?
Educational sessions and events scheduled at a specific time in the 4-day schedule will be presented at the times stated. If you miss the session or event when it is presented, you can watch a recording. Recordings will be made available to view for 90 days.*
The poster session can be viewed on your own time. Posters will be made available to view for 90 days.
The PLUS sessions can be viewed on your own time. These are ONLY available to Virtual NASN2020 PLUS registrants and will be made available to view for 90 days.
*Exception: The documentary screenings for Screenagers and Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER will be made available to view for 2 weeks from July 1, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The document screenings will NOT be made available for the entire 90 days.
Will I be able to connect with speakers during the Virtual NASN2020?
Speakers who are presenting a session in the 4-day schedule will be available for a live Q&A immediately following the session. Attendees will be able to submit questions throughout the session.
Poster presenters will not be available for a live Q&A. However each presenter will be invited to share a short audio to accompany their poster and attendees will have presenter contact information for follow-up questions.
How do I attend the virtual conference?
The virtual conference platform is built on the NASN Learning Center.
Attendees are encouraged to attend the orientation on June 29, 2020 at 11AM Eastern to get familiar with the virtual platform.
Informational and reminder emails will be sent to attendees. Please be sure that NASN has your preferred email address listed as the primary email address. This is the email NASN will use to communicate to you.
How do I access session handouts?
Abstracts for each session and any materials provided by speakers are available to participants in TWO formats.
- A digital program will be available to all attendees. It will include abstracts, slides and handouts for all sessions in the Virtual NASN2020 program. Materials for PLUS sessions will NOT be in the program but will be made available individually with each PLUS session. NOTE: NASN makes every effort to collect speaker slides and handouts.
- Copies of slides and handouts for each session will be listed as resources within each session in the virtual platform.
How do I obtain my CNE and certificate of completion?
Attendees paying the appropriate registration fee will receive Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours for the program attended and evaluated within the 90-day allotted window. In order to qualify for CNE contact hours and print off a certificate attendees will need to complete these steps:
- Attendees must stay for the entire program, no partial credit.
- Attendees will complete and pass a post assessment for each session in the program. Upon successful completion of the assessment, attendees will complete a session evaluation.
- Attendees will complete a Virtual NASN2020 overall evaluation as well.
- Assessments and evaluations appear in the Virtual NASN2020 website and are located with each session’s presentation.
Attendees have 90 days to complete evaluations to receive CNE credit for the program. NASN encourages you to evaluate sessions you attended each day while the information is fresh in your mind to provide the most accurate evaluation possible.
Requests for an extension on the 90-day CNE deadline must be submitted in writing, mailed to the NASN office, and include a $60.00 processing fee payment. Extensions will not be granted for programs hosted or presented more than 12 months prior to the extension request. View or print the request for extension form.
How will I receive information and notifications from NASN regarding the virtual conference?
Attendees will receive email reminders prior to the start of each day and at the end of each day. Please be sure that NASN has your preferred email address listed as the primary email address. This is the email NASN will use to communicate to you.
Attendees using the Attendify mobile app will receive notifications on their mobile device. Notifications will help attendees stay on track with the schedule and get the most from the virtual conference. Get the mobile app from your app store. Search for Attendify and then search the app for NASN2020.
Twitter will be used to remind attendees of event highlights and important resources. All conference tweets will include the hashtag #NASN2020.
After the conference, NASN will use a conference discussion list to share post-event news and reminders. All attendees will be subscribed to the discussion list using the primary email address on file at NASN.
Still have a question?
Direct all questions to Virtual NASN2020 to NASN: 1100 Wayne Avenue; Suite 925; Silver Spring, MD 20910; 1-240-821-1130 (toll-free 1-866-627-6767); Fax 1-301-585-1791; email@example.com
Call for Abstracts Agreement and Conflict of Interest Policy:
Speakers explicitly agreed to the abstract agreement and conflict of interest policy. Please review as needed.
Do speakers and poster presenters need to disclose a conflict of interest or absence of conflict?
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) guidelines direct NASN to ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. Each educational session must include appropriate language listing disclosures or indicating there are no relationships that require disclosure. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments. Download the disclosure guidelines and language.
Do speakers receive honoraria?
NASN does not pay honoraria unless special arrangements have been made. It is the speaker's/presenter's responsibility to cover conference-related expenses including lodging, travel, per diem, and registration fees should attendance and/or continuing nursing education contact hours be desired.
Does NASN reserve hotel rooms and arrange travel for speakers?
Speakers are responsible for reserving lodging and arranging for travel unless special arrangements have been made with NASN. Refer to the hotel and travel page for details on reserving your hotel and making travel arrangements.
Can speakers attend sessions other than the ones they are presenting?
Speakers who pay a fee and register as an attendee for some or all of the conference can attend sessions that are included with their registration.
Do speakers receive continuing education nursing (CNE) contact hours for sessions they present?
Speakers do not receive CNE contact hours for sessions presented.
As of November 2018, The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has new language regarding presenters claiming CNE contact hours credit for the courses they present. It states:
AWARDING CONTACT HOURS TO PRESENTERS
The ANCC Accreditation does not allow for the presenters to claim contact hours for an activity that they are the speakers/educators. The rationale behind this decision derives from the concept stated in the 2015 ANCC Primary Accreditation Provider Application Manual, on page 31, "Contact hours are awarded to participants for those portions of the educational activity devoted to the learning experience and time spent evaluating the activity" (ANCC, 2015). The presenter cannot evaluate the program in the role of the learner. It is noted that some State Boards of Nursing do allow presenters to claim contact hours for an activity they present. However, that is different from the ANCC accreditation standards which the Provider Unit must maintain.
Can speakers receive any continuing education nursing (CNE) contact hours?
Speakers who pay a fee and register as attendees for some or all of the conference can attend sessions and receive CNE contact hours for sessions other than sessions presented.
Will attendees receive a copy of my session presentation slides and handouts?
Attendees expect to have access to session slides and handouts. In order to fulfill their expectations, speakers will be asked to share presentation slides and handouts [poster presenters will be asked to share a digital copy of their poster]. Slides and handouts received by NASN will be included in the digital program and as resources in the session where it is hosted in the virtual platform.
All speakers and presenters should have received details about their slides and handouts. If you are a speaker or presenter and did not receive details, please contact Jade Bland-Slaffey at NASN firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will my session be recorded?
All speakers and presenters will be contacted about recording their session. If you have not be contacted, please let Devin Dinkel at NASN know email@example.com.
Will I receive training to guide me with the live Q&A portion of my session?
All speakers with a session that is being streamed to attendees will participate in a live Q&A directly after the session. Q&A training will be scheduled in late May or early June. NASN will reach out to you with details for this training session.
Still have a question?
Direct all questions to NASN2020; 1100 Wayne Avenue; Suite 925; Silver Spring, MD 20910; 1-240-821-1130 (toll-free 1-866-627-6767); Fax 1-301-585-1791; firstname.lastname@example.org