If you are planning an educational activity that is being designed to increase/change/improve the knowledge, skills and/or practice of nurses, you can apply to NCNA for approval to award contact hours for the education.
The North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
IMPORTANT: If you are an NCNA member hoping to plan an activity for an NCNA Region or Council, please email our office.
1.0 – 3.0 contact hours:
3.1 or more contact hours:
$150.00 + $25.00 for each contact hour (or portion of an hour) over 3.0 hours
Example: 4.5 contact hours would be ($150 + $25 + $25 = $200)
|Timeframe||Credit Hours||Additional Cost|
|48-55 days||≤ 3.0||$150|
|≥ 3.1 ≤ 6.0||$300|
|38-47 days||≤ 3.0||$325|
|≥ 3.1 ≤ 6.0||$500|
|30-37 days||≤ 3.0||$500|
|≥ 3.1 ≤ 6.0||$750|
|15-29 days||≤ 3.0||$900|
|≥ 3.1 ≤ 6.0||$1150|
CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM - This document must be completed for each individual who is in a position to control the content of the activity, this includes all planning committee members and all speakers and/or authors.
Conflict of Interest Form (2015 Criteria)
DISCLOSURES - Disclosures must be shared with the learner sometime prior to the beginning of the educational activity. Required disclosures include: all criteria for completion (what the participant must do/meet to earn the contact hours), a statement regarding the presence or absence of any conflicts of interest for those in a position to control the content of the activity, and the NCNA CNE approval statement.
Sample Disclosure Form
Other required disclosures when applicable:
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION - The certificate must contain the name/address of the organization providing the contact hours, space for the name of the attendee, title of educational activity, date education completed, number of contact hours awarded, and the NCNA approval statement. If the activity contains any contact hours for Nurse Practioners on pharmatherapeutics, then those hours needs to be included on the certificate.
EVALUATION - Every activity must be evaluated following the completion of the activity. 2015 ANCC criteria require the evaluation of whether or not the desired learning outcomes were met. This is new for continuing nursing education.
Sample Evaluation Tool
SUMMATIVE EVALUATION - Every individual activity applicant must submit a copy of the summative evaluation from the first offering of the approved activity within 30 days of offering date to NCNA. Please submit these to RNs@ncnurses.org.
Sample Summative Evaluation