NAON offers a variety of ways for our members to continue their education and develop as orthopaedic professionals. Continuing education can be obtained through purchasing our products; participating in our publications and online education; and by attending our Annual Congress, the Nursing and Allied Health Meeting during AAOS Annual Conference, or review courses.
NAON provides numerous products for our community. You can explore the three categories of NAON products and their offerings below:
Contact Hour Opportunities
NAON contributes to a variety of publications including the NAON News Blog and the Orthopaedic Nursing Journal. The association is constantly working to publish new information related to orthopaedics to keep our members up-to-date in the industry. Learn more about NAON publications here.
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 NAON’s online education options, click here.
NAON's Annual Congress provides outstanding educational and networking opportunities for orthopaedic nurses from around the world. Congress attendees have the opportunity to earn 30+ contact hours over a four-day period. To learn more about the NAON Annual Congress, click here.
AAOS Nursing and Allied Health Meetings
NAON collaborates with the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists (NAOT) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to provide continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals at the AAOS Annual Meeting.
Live Education Courses
Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course
NAON has multiple options for you to attend and host review courses. Our most popular review course is our one-day Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course (ONRC), hosted by local facilities or chapters. This review course is also available online for you to take at your own pace, should you not be able to attend an in-person course. To learn more about the Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course, including how you can host one, click here.
Bone Up Program
NAON’s Bone Up Program includes all the perks of an Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course and so much more! To learn more about hosting a Bone Up Course, click here.
The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 one (1) contact hour.
NAON is also an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Our provider number is #CEP3432.