NAON is committed to providing flexible learning options that foster personal and professional growth to develop competence and excellence in Orthopaedic Nursing practice. Lifelong learning is essential for orthopaedic nurses to maintain and increase competence in their nursing practice.
NAON offers a variety of ways for our members to continue their education and develop as orthopaedic professionals. Continuing education can be obtained through our products, publications, at our Annual Congress, at the Nursing and Allied Health Meeting during AAOS, through chapters across the country and on our online education. To find out more about our continuing projects and education volunteer units, please refer to our list of NAON Education Committee members.
NAON is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
NAON uses ANCC criteria, which states contact hours are determined by 60 minutes equals 1 contact hour.
NAON is also an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number #CEP3432.
NAON's Approver Unit provides a service to members and other parties interested in providing Orthopaedic Nursing continuing education for contact hour credit. The services provided by the Approver Unit include assistance with the application process, review of the application and granting approval for the applicant to award contact hours. To learn more, please visit the NAON Approver Unit page.
NAON offers a variety of online opportunities to help you earn contact hours toward your recertification in Orthopaedic Nursing or nursing license renewal. To learn more about the online opportunities, visit the online education page.
Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course
The Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course is a one-day review course hosted by local facilities or chapters. To learn more about the the Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course, including how you can host one, visit the Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course page.
Visit the NAON Patient Education page to find resources that can be shared with your patients undergoing a variety of orthopaedic surguries.