Approved Provider Application

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Approved Provider
Approved Provider, as defined in the ANCC Accred Approver Manual 2/19/16, an eligible organization approved by an ANCC Accredited Approver after having submitted to an in-depth analysis (Eligibility Verification form) to determine its capacity to provide quality continuing education over an extended period of time.

Organizations that become Approved Providers are willing to invest in continuing education for registered nurses which improve the professional practice of nursing and patient outcomes.

Annual Reports due to CNA yearly

These two reports are due into CNA offices no later than January 1st of each year.

First Time Approved Provider Applicants
In order to become an approved provider of continuing nursing education programs your facility must put on 3 individual continuing nursing education programs that have been approved by Connecticut Nurses' Association or other ANCC accredited approvers and the programs have to be prepared, approved and implemented within the last 12 (twelve) months before the submission of the approved provider application.

An Eligibility Form must be submitted with a list of all your individual activities provided within the last 12 months.  (click on title to download document)

Current Approved Provider Applicants
Renewal applications for current Approved Providers must be received in the CNA office at least 12 weeks before the expiration of the current approval. If a renewal application is received less than 8 weeks before expiration, the Approved Provider must request an extension in writing. The fee for extension is $500 per month.  Contact the CNA office at education@ctnurses.org regarding an extension.

16 weeks prior to expiration date
Step 1: Eligibility Verification Form submit a list of activities from the previous year

Note: CNA will randomly identify 3 of the applicant's listed activities from the program submission spread sheet, to submit with your application as the sample individual continuing nursing applications that have been prepared, approved and implemented within the last 12 (twelve) months

12 weeks prior to expiration date
Step 2, Upon approval of Eligibility Verification, Approved Provider Application Fee:

  • $2250 for single organizations
  • $4500 for network organizations

If received without full payment, review of your submission will be delayed and possibly declined for review.

8 weeks prior to expiration date
$500 Late fee will applied to applications received less than 8 weeks days prior to expiration date

Note: CNA will randomly identify 3 of the applicant's listed activities from the program submission spread sheet, to submit with your application as the sample individual continuing nursing applications that have been prepared, approved and implemented within the last 12 (twelve) months

Submit Fees

Approved Provider Application Forms:
(click on title to download document)

Activity Forms for the 3 single activities that CNA identified in your eligibility verification process:
For each of the 3 (three) individual sample activities: (click on title to download document)

Questions may be directed to Michelle Caramanello via email at education@ctnurses.org

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