ANPD 2020 Virtual Convention

Description: Envision the future of nursing professional development and see yourself as part of the movement. Join NPD practitioners from around the world virtually from September 14 - 18, 2020. While nothing quite compares to the value of coming together in person, join us during NPD Week for the 2020 Virtual Convention. With a combination of live and recorded sessions that were handpicked across the educational tracks from Envision, you'll receive the same high-quality education you expect from ANPD. Immerse yourself in this experience to gain knowledge and skill to implement the latest innovations into your specialty practice. 

Target Audience:

  • RNs:
    • NPD practitioners
    • Nurses, faculty, or students with a focus on nursing continuing professional development
    • Nursing leaders
  • Professional development associates
  • Providers of products and services for continuing education and NPD

Outcome: 65% of participants will report that each session provides information that enhances, validates, or causes a change in practice. 

Continuing Education: Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: Contact hours are awarded for each session completed. Please see individual package listing.

Contact Hours Expiration Date: (Recordings) September 14, 2023

Successful Completion:

  1. Attestation of attendance at sessions claimed for contact hours
  2. Completion of online evaluation for each individual session attended

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.

Purchase Options: You may either purchase the full virtual convention package, which includes all virtual convention live and recorded sessions, or you may purchase individual daily packages, which includes only the live/recorded sessions that are released on the corresponding package day. The networking session is available as a separate add on.

Group Pricing: Discounted pricing for the full convention package is available for groups of three (3) or more. Please contact ANPD at for more information. 

Schedule of Events: Please click here for a full schedule of events including session titles and release dates. 

Poster Presentations: Poster presentations are available at no charge. Maximum contact hours awarded for posters is 2.0 (10 minutes per poster viewed, maximum of 12 posters). Contact hours can be claimed in values of 3, 6, 9, or 12 posters. Posters will be available for viewing on the ANPD website August 10 - September 30, 2020. Voting for the Participant's Choice Award will be open August 10 - August 30, 2020. On Wednesday, September 16th, poster award winners will present their posters via Facebook Live on ANPD's Facebook Page, and awards will be acknowledged during the closing session on Thursday, September 17th. 

Star Search: Star Search presentations are being pre-recorded and released on Monday, September 14th. Voting for the Star Search winner will be open Monday, September 14th, through Wednesday, September 16th. Viewer voting will count toward 25% and Content Planning Committee judging will count toward 75% toward the determination of the winner. WGU will be sponsoring an iPad giveaway to one individual who views and votes on Star Search presentations. 

Virtual Convention: Full Package

ANPD Member: $99
Non-Member: $199

Contact Hours
Total contact hours available: 17
Partial credit awarded for each session.

  • Monday total possible contact hours: 4.0
  • Tuesday total possible contact hours: 4.0 (including Networking session)
  • Wednesday total possible contact hours: 4.0
  • Thursday total possible contact hours: 5.0


Virtual Convention: Monday Package

ANPD Member: $45
Non-Member: $145

Contact Hours
Leveraging the Past to Create a Bright Future: 1.0
Highly Communicable Disease Threats: An Interprofessional Approach to Training and Preparedness: 1.0
7 Easy-Peasy Tips for Creating Slides: 1.0
Catalyze Your NPD Department to a Revolution in Orientation Practices: 1.0

Total Contact Hours Available: 4.0

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Virtual Convention: Tuesday Package

ANPD Member: $45
Non-Member: $145

Contact Hours
Networking: It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere: 1.0
Can You Escape? Creating an Escape Room to Break Out of an Education Rut: 1.0
Apply Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Dealing with Burnout and Loss of Resiliency in the Workforce: 1.0
Show Me the Money: Partnering with Executive Leadership to Secure Funding for Educational Services: 1.0

Total Contact Hours Available: 4.0

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Virtual Convention: Wednesday Package

ANPD Member: $45
Non-Member: $145

Contact Hours
Taking the Lead in Scientific Inquiry: 1.0
Aspire to Advance: Developing a Professional Portfolio: 1.0
Envision Readiness for Disruptive Behavior in Acute Care: 1.0
How Does Violence Find a Safe Haven in a Culture That Cares?: 1.0

Total Contact Hours Available: 4.0

Please note: No contact hours will be awarded for the Facebook Live Poster Presentations


Virtual Convention: Thursday Package

ANPD Member: $45
Non-Member: $145

Contact Hours

Mightier Than the Sword: How Writing for 15 Minutes Daily Can Change Your Life: 1.0
Envisioning the Role of Preceptors for the New Decade: 1.0
State of the Union: Expanding Nurse Residency Programs Through Regional and Statewide Collaborative Partnerships: 1.0
Interprofessional Education (IPE) for a Multi-Site Registered Nurse Residency Program: 1.0
Envision: Accelerating Practice with Virtual Reality: 1.0

Total Contact Hours Available: 5.0

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Virtual Convention: It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere Networking

ANPD Member: $10
Non-Member: $10

Contact Hours
Total Contact Hours Available: 1.0