How to acquire CE for your Chapter Meeting
There are avenues that chapters can use to seek ANCC approval for educational activities, such as through local state nursing boards. Additional sources are listed below for your convenience.
Resources for Chapters Seeking Approval of Educational Activities:
State Nurses Associations (SNA) are accredited to approve activities. Chapters who are interested could log on to their local SNA to identify the particular criteria required for submission. Documentation will be similar to what the DNA required in the past, however, costs and review time will be state specific. Most are relatively inexpensive for the chapters, however, the timelines may be 1-2 months before event.
Local hospitals and nursing schools are usually approved providers of continuing nursing education. Chapters may seek co-providership with them for an activity.
If a chapter wishes to co-provide an activity with the DNA, a nurse planner from the DNA must truly be on the planning committee for the chapter and must work with the chapter from assessment and planning to implementation and evaluation of an activity.
Dorothy Caputo, DNA Education Director, can help any chapter seeking approval, on a case by case basis. Her contact information is listed here:
Dorothy Caputo, MA, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE
Dermatology Nurses' Association
Director of Education