Information on Submitting your Application

Submitting Your Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Application

Submit applications and forms electronically to Applications and forms will not be accepted if they are scanned as JPEG’s and/or faxed. Please keep all documents in their original format, if possible. Multiple emails and Zip Files are acceptable for larger programs. Activity Modules must remain in word format (do not “save as” PDF).

If you do not receive an electronic confirmation within 1 business day, your program was not received at the ENA CNE Unit. The CNE Unit staff will perform a quantitative review before it is sent off for nurse peer review. You will be notified if anything further is needed prior to nurse peer review. A nurse peer reviewer is allotted 2 weeks to review an activity, regardless of size. Be mindful of your activity date to allow for proper review time.  

Contact the CNE Unit regarding special circumstances and expedited reviews. The CNE Unit cannot guarantee review of an activity that is received less than two weeks from activity date.


Helpful Tips

    • Renaming files? For better organization of files, consider following a theme or pattern for renaming documents so they can be grouped together according to the form “type.” This allows for the activity coordinator to easily conduct a quantitative review of all files.

      Education Module__SpeakersTopic_SpeakersLastName.doc
      Biographical Conflict Form_Jane Doe.doc
    • Having trouble using the Editable PDF Continuing Nursing Education Application? Make sure to save the blank CNE Application to your computer before you start filling out the data fields. Still having trouble? You may not have the most up to date Adobe Reader or your operating system may be too old to complete the form. Contact the CNE Unit for assistance.
    • Using a MAC to complete the Editable PDF Continuing Nursing Education Application?
      Please be sure to open the application in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro.
    • Want more information on the ANCC Educational Design Process? The Educational Design Process mini-manual is available for purchase through the ANCC Book Store. The mini-manual can be ordered at the following website:

    Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Payment and Contact Information

    Click here to view the Fee Schedule. Please note that CNE fees are based on the total number of contact hours reviewed. The CNE Unit will invoice the Activity Coordinator upon approval. If you require an invoice prior to approval or have a question about payment, contact the CNE Unit at the phone number listed below.

    Checks and money orders can be mailed to:
    ENA CNE Unit
    Attention: Education Coordinator
    915 Lee Street
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    Please contact the CNE Unit with questions and/or comments regarding the CNE application approval process or to pay your CNE Invoice via credit/debit card at: 847-460-2625


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