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Providing you with quality lifelong learning opportunities is our priority. As the largest approver in Virginia, accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, we review and approve hundreds of quality educational nursing programs for organizations large and small throughout Virginia and the nation.
The first step in the application process is to complete our Eligibility Assessment Form.
Individual Educational Activities must be designed to address a gap in knowledge, skills and/or practice for a specific target audience. All educational design criteria for continuing nursing education activities must be addressed.
Continuing nursing education (CNE) is: "Those learning activities intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the professional RN for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development, to the end of improving the health of the public and RNs’ pursuit of their professional career goals" (2015 ANCC Primary Accreditation Application Manual for Providers and Approvers).
Your completed application must be submitted no less than EIGHT weeks in advance of your event. This includes payment of your application fee. After your completed application and payment are received, reviewers from VNA's Continuing Education Committee will review it and provide feedback according to ANCC criteria. After you successfully satisfy any criteria cited by reviewers during the review process, your activity will be approved.
An overview of educational design criteria is provided in Chapter 3 Educational Design Process of the 2015 ANCC Primary Accreditation Approver Application Manual. Click here to download a copy.
The ANCC Content Integrity Standards for Industry Support in Continuing Nursing Educational Activities can be found here.
Please see our chart of fees to calculate your application fee. You will need to round up if your number of contact hours is not a whole number. For example, to calculate the fees for 3.25 hours, you would round up to 4 hours.
The completion and submission of the following documents are required via our online submission portal: (Please do not use Internet Explorer to download these files.)
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additional Conflict of Interest Documentation Forms for planning committee members, speakers, faculty, content reviewers, and content experts.
Some applicants may have more than one Commercial Support Provider. If this applies to you, download this additional Commercial Support Agreement form and attach to your application as needed.
The following documents are examples of attachments which are required:
We are happy to answer questions and work with you to ensure a smooth application process. If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Jackie Jester, Special Projects Manager at email@example.com or at 804.282.1808 ext. 2.