Approved Provider Application & Forms

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Approved Provider Definition:

An approved provider may be an individual, institution, organization or agency responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation, financing, record keeping and quality of continuing nursing education activities. Rather than submit an application for a single event, you submit an application to become a provider of continuing education. An approved provider is authorized to independently award contact hours for continuing education for their organization through adherence to ANCC standards. Examples of providers include: an individually owned business, university, community college or patient care facility. A commercial interest organization cannot be an Approved Provider.  An approved provider may award contact hours for an unlimited number of educational activities during its three-year approval period. Approved providers may NOT approve continuing education for other entities. 

Approved Provider Application

Instructions and Helpful Hints Guide for Writing the Application and Self Study - NEW
Approved Provider Application - Self Study Criterion  - NEW
Continuing Education Activities 12 Month Summary
Three Individual Activity Files - Use an activity file documentation checklist  to insure your activity files are complete for review:

Approved Provider Annual Reports - due March 1st each year of approval

  1. Continuing Education Activities 12 Month Summary
  2. Approved Provider Demographic Information Form

Activity Documentation Forms

Approved Provider Activity Planning Form -- NEW 

Gap Analysis  Examples 

Educational Planning Table/Agenda 

Conflict of Interest Form (COI)  -- NEW  

Disclosures Template 

Sign In Sheet with Disclosures 

Verbal Disclosures Attestation Form

Participant Evaluation Sample  

Summative Evaluation Sample 

Activity File Documentation Checklist  

Commercial Support Agreement  

Joint Provider Agreement  


Resources to Learn ANCC Criteria and Self Study Application Requirements

November 2015 CE Newsletter

Writing to the Narrative Style of Documentation 

2015 Accreditation Program Overview Training  

ANCC Content Integrity Standards

Quality Outcomes Measures: Provider Unit Level

Quality Outcomes Measures: Individual Activity Level

Nursesbooks.org: ANCC CE/Accreditation Publications - 2015 Provider Accreditation Manual

Frequently Asked CNE Questions on this website 

Join the WMSD Review Panel -- learn how to review Self Study applications as a means to stay current for your own Approved Provider Unit. 

Network with a fellow primary nurse planner 








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