CNE Application Approval Process

Ensuring independence when planning, implementing and evaluating continuing nursing education activities
ANCC Accreditation criteria require that providers plan, implement and evaluate quality continuing nursing education activities with integrity, free from the undue influence of commercial interest organizations. A provider may be defined as an Individual Activity Applicant.

A review of the ANCC Content Integrity Standards for Industry Support in Continuing Nursing Educational Activities is recommended.

 ANCC Content Integrity Standards 


Notice to Activity Coordinators/Nurse Planners:

Activity Coordinators/Nurse Planners should always download new forms during the planning stage. Forms should not be saved from previous submissions, as progressive changes will take place as expected with the science of continuing education.* Preparation is essential in planning an educational event for nursing contact hours.

Learn more about “Succeeding in CNE.”

View CNE application samples: CNE Activity Sample 1 (small program) and CNE Activity Sample 2 (large program).

*Note: The ANCC Commission on Accreditation has approved criteria and streamlined requirements for providers and approvers. The Emergency Nurses Association will implement these changes within the near future and notice will be provided to all applicants.


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​ Problems, questions, or concerns? Contact the CNE Unit at or 800.900.9659 x2625​​.

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The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.