Planning a Chapter Seminar: It’s Really Not So Difficult

Author(s): Sandy Salicco

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP C 1.25

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: AACN Local Engagement

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Uncertainty of the commitments involved should not keep your chapter from putting on a seminar. The fear of the unknown does not have to become a barrier. In this session we discuss time frames, costs and logistics from the beginning of planning to the very end, as well as evaluation of the seminar. Taking a realistic approach enables chapters to gain the confidence to organize successful seminars—and to start planning very soon.


  • Discuss the major steps and components involved in planning a seminar, including knowing your resources and your target audience.
  • List processes for marketing, advertising and communication of date, time and location of a successful seminar, including timeliness.
  • Define the importance of seminar execution, including an evaluation to measure successes and to understand future challenges.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

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