The CE Committee uses the national voluntary system established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This system is based on a peer review process in which members of the nursing profession, using designated standards and criteria, review, and approve individual educational activities and Approved Providers. The national system is administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
The COA is responsible for developing and administering the operational policies, procedures, and criteria that govern both the accreditation and approval processes and accredits Approvers and Providers of continuing nursing education.
Delaware Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The mission of the CE Committee is to:
- Furnish providers of nursing continuing education in Delaware with a peer review mechanism to assure the provision of quality continuing education for nurses.
- Work with providers of nursing continuing education to maintain adherence to the ANCC-COA criteria and the DNA Approval Program.
The CE Committee approves Approved Providers and individual educational activities for continuing nursing education (CNE). The types of individual activities approved include: provider-directed, provider-paced (live activities and live webinars) and provider-directed, learner-paced (print articles, online courses, e-books, and self-learning modules/independent studies).
The Continuing Education Committee welcomes new members! Participating on this committee can be a very rewarding experience-work with other nurses from around the state, expand your networking base and learn the ins and outs of approving continuing nurses education. You must be a DNA member to participate. For more information, contact the DNA office at (302) 733-5880.