Continuing Education Resources for Lifelong Learning

National Conferences

America Association of Critical-Care Nurses

National Teaching Institute and Advanced Practice Institute
The Advanced Practice Institute (API) is fully integrated within the National Teaching Institute, allowing you to attend both API and NTI sessions that are of interest to you. In addition to advanced clinical and pharmacology sessions, API attendees will have access to NTI networking opportunities, exhibits and entertainment events. Held annually.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

National Conference
The annual clinical conference provides expert clinical sessions and workshops, plenty of networking opportunities and a great exhibit hall. More information will be available at Held annually.

American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)

Advanced Public Policy Institute for Health Professionals
The Public Policy Institute for Health Professionals provides participants with in-depth presentations on key legislative and regulatory issues facing health professionals. Held annually.

Nurse Practitioner Summit
The sessions at the Summit are designed to provide the necessary skills and information you will need to help you become a local NP leader, and empower you at your local level. ACNP wants the Summit to help you effect change by working with your Members of Congress and local leaders so that they understand the issues that affect NPs and their patients. Held annually.

National Clinical Conference
Enhance your clinical knowledge while networking with colleagues and industry professionals! Join ACNP and nurse practitioners from around the country for the ACNP National Clinical Conference. Held annually.

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

NONPF Conference
The NONPF Conference brings together Nurse Practitioner educators from around the country and across the globe for three exciting days of symposiums, workshops and networking with colleagues and industry professionals. Held annually.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Development, Inc.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Conference
Doctors of Nursing Practice Professional Development, Inc., a nonprofit organization, was formed February 22, 2008, with the expressed purpose of providing educational services directed at advanced practice nurses and other professionals interested or invested in the growth and development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Held annually.

Online Learning Opportunities

AACN Online CE Center  

Explore over 300 CE offerings and take note of new online features such as your personal transcript record and continuous access to all of your CE certificates! Free toAACN members.


Offers access to online activities, with online testing, program evaluations and certificate generation as soon as the program requirements are completed. Free to AANP members.
This site features a variety of cutting-edge clinical and research presentations selected from ACNP’s National Clinical Conferences and other respected resources. Requires registration.
AHRQ M & M Case Archives
Morbidity and mortality rounds on the Web. New cases each month. Free.
This is an online learning collaboration between the American Academy of Nursing, The Hartford Center for Geriatrics and AACN. Course is free; CE available for small fee. 
An 11-minute DVD, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), uses video excerpts of 50 actual chest tube insertion procedures to illustrate problems that can occur.
A series of videos from the journal Circulation. Free.
E-learning course available for individual purchase. CNE credit available.
Short videos for procedural review. Free.

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