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American Nephrology Nurses Association
Expands Online Education Library
Nurses can earn continuing nursing education credits thanks to extensive array of online sessions featuring live conference recordings and slides.
PITMAN, NJ The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) has now made it easy for nurses to virtually attend every session of the 2008 ANNA 39th National Symposium and earn continuing nursing education (CNE) credits from home.
The online library can be accessed through ANNAs Web site, www.annanurse.org, or directly at www.prolibraries.com/anna/. It features live recordings of education sessions as well as the accompanying presentation materials used by the speakers.
Anyone who registered for this years symposium will now have unlimited free library access for 1 year. These individuals can enjoy the sessions they missed and earn additional CNE credit for sessions not already attended, with a nominal fee charged only for CNE processing.
The library, which is open for anyone to use, offers a broad selection of purchasing options. Users may choose online access to entire conferences, packages with varying amounts of sessions, preconference workshops only, or mix-and-match options combining several conferences. The library offers handy tools like keyword searches, browsing functions for speakers or sessions and customer support.
We showed the library to the attendees at the 2008 Symposium in Philadelphia, said ANNA President Sue Cary, MN, APRN, NP, CNN. They were thrilled that colleagues who could not be there are now able to receive the same education and contact hour credit as those who came to the conference.
Cary added that the library helps fulfill one of our ongoing commitments: to provide educational opportunities for all ANNA members, not just conference attendees.
In addition to the 2008 symposium, the last three ANNA National Symposia (2005-2007) are also posted in the library, as are two Fall Meetings (2006 and 2007), and four of ANNAs audio conferences. While CNE credits are not available for all sessions, ANNA will be offering contact hours for all future conferences.
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ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 12,000 members. Its mission is to advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for patients with kidney disease through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.