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. 

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 Approved Provider 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.

Approved Provider Process

1. 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

2. Approved Provider Self-Study and Activity Files:

Approved Provider Self-Study Template

Reminder:  Please submit your self-study documents to NCNA via our online portal: Your documents must contain self study section PDF and then three individual activity PDF files. 

Sample Forms 

AP Planning Template (Revised July 2022)

AP Financial Disclosure Template (Revised August 2023)


Resources and Guidelines

PNP and NP Roles (Rev. May 2023)

AP Fee Structure PDF

NCNA AP Criteria and Guidelines PDF (Revised April 2024)

ANCC NCPD Guide for Writing to the Criteria

Financial Disclosure Determination Decision Making Model

NCPD Record Keeping Requirements (May 2022)

Gap Analysis Tool

Guidelines for Calculating/Awarding Pharmacotherapeutic Credit

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)

ANCC-Principles of Adult Learning Theory

Calculation of Contact Hours