Continuing Education Applications

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General Information—CNE Applications

NMNA Accredited Approver Unit is an American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on Accreditation accredited approver of both individual and approved provider applications.

All documents must be sent via Email, and must be Word documents, not pdfs, and no faxed to us. You MAY submit the evaluation summary provided to you after approval as an Excel file if that allows easier calculation of Grade Point Area on each objective and for each Presenter.

 

Continuing Nursing Activities may be planned by individuals, specialty nursing organizations, hospitals, NMNA Chapters, nursing homes, clinics, and more. Each approved activity may be offered as many times as desired for two years from date of approval.

Planners: at least 1 nurse planner with a minimum of a BSN degree and at least one content expert. Either may serve as the presenter. You may have more planners and presenters as needed.

Individual CNE Activity Application:

  • Eligibility Form: must be completed annually, if providing one or more CNE activity a year, or prior to submitting a first application for new providers.
  • 2013 CNE Application: the first half of this form is Form Protected. Hover your mouse over the first box you need to X and click. Tab over to the next box or area to type in and click or type as needed. The last few pages of the application are NOT form-protected, therefore you just move your mouse to the area to type in and start typing. The provider must keep a complete file of all documentation pertaining to the planning, implementation and evaluation of the activity, including copies of the sign-in sheets for 6 years beyond the last time the activity was presented.
  • Bio/Conflict of Interest forms: This is form-protected. You must submit Bio/COI forms for every planner and every presenter. If a presenter sends a CV, it is YOUR responsibility to concisely hone down the information to what is needed on the Bio/COI form—once you’ve completed the form, have that presenter verify your work for accuracy, and once you get the presenter’s okay, you can type his or her name and the date in to the Bio/COI. Someone OTHER that the first, responsible nurse planner, must evaluate the nurse planner for Conflicts of Interest (cannot sign off on it for themselves).
  • Templates: these are to be used if you will have Commercial Support (drug companies, dressings or ostomy bag manufacturers, formula companies, etc.); for Co-Providers (two or more organizations co-providing a workshop where one is the provider, the other(s) provide marketing or site support, meals, travel for speakers, etc.); and Sponsorships—a non-profit agency, governmental agency, hospital, other is providing help in providing the activity. In all cases these groups, whether commercial, co-provider or sponsors can have no influence over how the provider of the activity plans, chooses presenters, develops objectives and content, and evaluates the activity.
  • Cost: included in the Application at the end is an invoice form for the review fee, a ONE-TIME fee for the review of the application, not dependent on the number of learners, but on  the number of CE hours to be reviewed. If your application is submitted less than 30 days before the activity date, you will have to pay double the amount on the invoice.

 

Approved Provider Application:

  • Who May become an Approved Provider: ONLY providers who have shown through 3 previous individual application in the past year that they know how to effectively document needs assessments, knowledge and skills gaps, effective planning of CE including purpose statement, objectives, content, choice of presenters, choice of teaching strategies, and adequate evaluation of the activity for learning facilitated can apply for AP status. 

 

Each individual activity documented by the approved provider may be presented as often as desired for two years from first activity; however the approved provider status is valid for three years before renewal is required.

 

  • Eligibility Form: must be completed annually, if providing one or more CNE activity a year, or prior to submitting a first application for new providers.
  • Approved Provider Application form: this is about the structure, organization, policies of your approved provider unit, documents how the lead nurse planner’s authority facilitates your team of nurse planner’s high quality work.
  • Individual Activity Application form for Aps: slightly modified individual application form to use to document all phases of planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities. The Approved Provider must retain all documentation of the planning process, implementation, list of learners who attended, and the evaluation summary of the activity for 6 years from the last time the activity was presented.
  • Bio/COI for all planners and all presenters: The nurse planner must evaluate for Conflicts of Interest for all planners and presenters , but not the evaluation of same for himself or herself, which may be done by the lead nurse planner or another nurse planner.
  • Templates: these are to be used if you will have Commercial Support (drug companies, dressings or ostomy bag manufacturers, formula companies, etc.); for Co-Providers (two or more organizations co-providing a workshop where one is the provider, the other(s) provide marketing or site support, meals, travel for speakers, etc.); and Sponsorships—a non-profit agency, governmental agency, hospital, other is providing help in providing the activity. In all cases these groups, whether commercial, co-provider or sponsors can have no influence over how the provider of the activity plans, chooses presenters, develops objectives and content, and evaluates the activity.
  • The Approved Provider Activities List: an annual report sent to NMNA for review of all CE activities offered by the approved provider unit for each calendar year—mailed out to the lead nurse planner in December each year, due by Feb. 28th of the next year. Required fields are title, # of contact hours/ learner, whether for RNs only, LPNs only, LPNs & RNs, or Interdisciplinary; How many attended, whether co-provided, and if received commercial support or sponsorship support, how many times and for how much money during the year.
  • Cost: depends on average daily census, whether a non-profit nursing organization and more, varying between $600 for 3 years to $2500 for 3 years (chart in the application).
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