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 - Clinical (Revised December 2021)
AP Planning Template - Non-Clinical (Revised December 2021)
AP Mitigation Tools - Financial Disclosure (Revised December 2021)
AP Mitigation Tools - NP Worksheet (Revised December 2021)
AP Commercial Support Agreement – 2015 Criteria (Revised December 2021)
AP Educational Planning Table–Live/Enduring Material (Rev July 2016)
|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
Primary Nurse Planner (PNP) and Nurse Planner (NP) Roles & Responsibilities (Revised December 2021)
ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Education Info Packet (Revised December 2021)
NCNA Crosswalk for Implementation of new Standards for Integrity and Independence (Revised December 2021)