Continuing Nursing Education

Connecticut Nurses Association welcomes nurse colleagues from Maine! We are excited to support you in achieving quality professional development programs for your nurses.

RNs and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses can meet state and national certification requirements for continuing nursing education when they enroll in programs approved by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC.) The ANCC national accreditation program recognizes the importance of high-quality CNE and skills-based competency programs. Around the world, ANCC-accredited organizations provide nurses with the knowledge and skills to help improve care and patient outcomes.

Do you want to award Continuing Nursing Education contact hours for RNs / APRNs?

The Connecticut Nurses’ Association (CNA) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation (COA) to approve your workshop or training to award ANCC CNE contact hours (Individual Activity Applicant) and to approve your organization to provide multiple CNE programs (Approved Providers) and award ANCC CNE contact hours.

What is an “Individual Educational Activity”?
An “Individual Educational Activity” is a training or workshop for an audience that includes Registered Nurses. Use this application if you would like to award continuing nursing education contact hours for your workshop/training. The approved program can be presented and CNE contact hours awarded, as many times as you’d like within a 2 year period of time. If during this period of time you make any changes (including speaker, agenda, learning outcomes, etc.) you MUST contact You will need a RN /APRN to act as your RN Planner. (If you do not have one, please let us know, we can connect you to nurses that provide this service.) The RN planner collaborates with the program to develop the application for the individual activity and ensure it meets nursing and learning outcome standards.

Click Here for the Individual CNE Activity Approval

What is an “Approved Provider” Application”?
An individual or organization doing multiple training/workshops per year, may wish to consider becoming an approved provider. The “Approved Provider Unit” is able to award ANCC CNE contact hours for as many trainings/workshops/education events during their three year approval period. All programs that award ANCC CNE contact hours, must comply with ANCC standards. The applicant must meet certain eligibility requirements before they can apply to become an Approved Provider Unit. Click here to view requirements.

Please note that if you provide multiple activities you do NOT have to become an Approved provider. Applicants can continue to submit “Individual Activity Applications.”

Click Here for the Approved Provider Application

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    Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

    Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Continuing Nursing Education