If you are planning many educational activities and wish to forego approval every time you plan and implement an activity, then consider the Approved Provider process. Once you are approved to function as an Approved Provider, you can deliver as many activities as you like to as many learners as possible for the approval period. Eligibility to apply or re-apply must be confirmed before NCNA will accept the Approved Provider Application.
Note: If you are new to the process, you must first meet criteria for the 3 Individual Activities approved by NCNA within a 12 month period prior to applying for AP status (or approved by an ANCC accredited approver other than NCNA).
The North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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Verify Eligibility and Submit:
AP Eligibility to Apply or Re-Apply for Approved Provider Status
IMPORTANT: If you are an NCNA member hoping to plan an activity for an NCNA Region or Council, please email our office.
Reminder: Please submit your renewal application to NCNA via our online portal: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3BFPLV. Your application should contain either one complete PDF file (self study section plus three individual activities in one PDF file) or four PDF files (self study section PDF and then three individual activity PDF files).
AP Planning Template (Revised January 2021)
AP Conflict of Interest Form - 2015 Criteria - Reviewed Oct2017
|Type of Organization||Application Fee|
|Specialty Nursing Association||$1750|
|Health Related Organization||$2000|
|Multidisciplinary Education Group||$2000|
|Professional Nursing Education Group||$2000|
|Health Care Facility/Governmental Entity
*Assume 1.5 RNs/bed
|1.5 – 299||$1750|
|300 – 699||$2250|
|Health Care System (> 1 Facility/Entity/Organization)||$3500|
*Adopted from ANCC website
Nurse Planners-Orientation to ANCC Criteria and Documentation for AP Units | 2.0 CH
(Click on a specific date for more information & registration)
Nurse Planners will gain knowledge needed to effectively implement the ANCC Education Design Process (EDP) criteria while planning, providing, and evaluating activities within their Approved Provider units.