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Becoming a CEU provider?

Do any of you movers and shakers out there have any experience becoming a continuing ed credit provider? I did some preliminary searching and found what is required for my state and I know I need to apply with the ANCC or some other organization that has the right to issue credits. Is there anyone out there who has built up a business as a provider from the ground up? Thoughts? Challenges? Successes? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

Very interested in this too.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

Contact your state nurses association and ask them. If the state association is an accredited provider under ANCC, they can approve you as a provider. You can either be approved on a course by course basis or if you can be approved as a provider so that you can approve your own courses.

There is a lot of paperwork involved and the standards set by ANCC must be followed, records maintained, etc. ANCC takes the process seriously. But it is do-able. A lot of hospitals are approved providers. All of the hospitals I have worked for have been approved providers (meaning that we could approve our own courses -- but no one else's courses). My current employer is one and I participate in that activity.

If you don't want to provide ANCC credit ... contact the parent organization of whatever type of credit you want to offer.

If you are interest in providing ANCC credit for your courses ... download the manual from the ANCC website to learn more ... and contact your state nurses association to get information on applying.

Contact your state nurses association and ask them. If the state association is an accredited provider under ANCC, they can approve you as a provider. You can either be approved on a course by course basis or if you can be approved as a provider so that you can approve your own courses.

There is a lot of paperwork involved and the standards set by ANCC must be followed, records maintained, etc. ANCC takes the process seriously. But it is do-able. A lot of hospitals are approved providers. All of the hospitals I have worked for have been approved providers (meaning that we could approve our own courses -- but no one else's courses). My current employer is one and I participate in that activity.

If you don't want to provide ANCC credit ... contact the parent organization of whatever type of credit you want to offer.

If you are interest in providing ANCC credit for your courses ... download the manual from the ANCC website to learn more ... and contact your state nurses association to get information on applying.

Thanks!

NurseHeart&Soul, MSN

Specializes in ED, Critical care, & Education.

Becoming an ANCC accredited is a ton of work.

Check with your state Board of Nursing regarding requirements. In some states (ex. California), you apply directly with the Board of Registered Nursing. I recently went through the process. Creating a sample course, agenda, advertising flyer, and CE award certificate are just a few of the things required to apply.

Several members of the National Nurses in Business have built seminar businesses from the ground up. This organization is a great place for networking for this.

Nurse Beth, MSN

Specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho.

Becoming an ANCC accredited is a ton of work.

Check with your state Board of Nursing regarding requirements. In some states (ex. California), you apply directly with the Board of Registered Nursing. I recently went through the process. Creating a sample course, agenda, advertising flyer, and CE award certificate are just a few of the things required to apply.

Several members of the National Nurses in Business have built seminar businesses from the ground up. This organization is a great place for networking for this.

Just want to say I belong to NNBA and yes, it is a great organization! I have attended the conference 2 years in a row and learned so much. I hope you'll join us :)

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