NOTICE: The Approved Provider Application has been revised effective November 14, 2019. Be sure to download the current application.
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.
Planning a Quality CNE Activity
Instructional webinar on Planning a Quality CNE Activity.
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 as a set of three identical thumb drives. EACH thumb drive 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). Do not submit files other than PDF. Do not submit Word, Excel etc. files. You will be required to resubmit if those are included. It is very important that you use simple thumb drives that are easy to access with no passwords or encrypted in any way. Be sure to add your AP# directly to each thumb drive casing for identification. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
AP Planning Template (Revised January 2020)
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