DNA Approved Providers

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 DNA Approved Provider  Expiration Date Mid-Cycle Review Due Date 
Bayhealth Medical Center
Dover, Delaware
 April 18, 2021  October 31, 2019
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, Delaware
 September 22, 2019  January 30, 2017
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, Delaware
July 17, 2021  December 31, 2019
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Education Resource Center
Wilmington, Delaware
 April 18, 2021  October 31, 2019


Reporting
To monitor compliance with the DNA Approval Program criteria, all Approved Providers are required by February 1st to submit a Demographic Information form (to DNA office) and Continuing Education Summary for the previous calendar year (via the ANCC NARS system).

The following fields are required to establish or ‘open’ and activity in NARS:
  1. Activity Type (e.g. course, Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS), Enduring Materials, etc.)
  2. Activity Title
  3. Activity Date
  4. Activity Location (Courses and RSS only)
  5. Reporting Year
The following fields are required to complete or ‘close’ and activity in NARS:
  1. Providership (Direct or Joint)
  2. Hours of Instruction
  3. Designed to change (competence, performance, or patient outcomes)
  4. Changes in (competence, performance, or patient outcomes) evaluated
  5. Number of nurses who participated in the activity
  6. Number of other learners who participated in the activity
  7. Commercial support received (Y/N) If yes, total monetary of commercial support received and/or nature of in-kind commercial support received
  8. Competencies addressed
  9. Name(s) of Joint Providers, if applicable
  10. Name(s) of commercial supporter(s) and monetary amount/nature of in-kind support received from each supporter
  11. Number of contact hours awarded
To complete the year-end reporting:
  1. Enter all activities for the reporting year and ensure that they are 'closed'
  2. Complete the required information on the Program Summary tab. Once the appropriate information has been entered on the Program Summary tab, be sure to click the 'Save Program Summary' button.
  3. Attest that the data is complete.
Questions? Contact the DNA office.

Invoices
Invoices for the annual fee will be e-mailed out separately to the Lead Nurse Planner. Fees are due within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.

Midcycle Review
DNA will select two educational activities DNA Approved Providers provided from the Approved Provider Continuing Education Summary via the ANCC NARS system. The Approved Provider will submit the complete files to be reviewed by the CE Committee for compliance to the DNA Approval Program.
DNA reserves the right to request additional documents/information from the DNA Approved Provider.


Approved Provider Requirements

 Year 1
 Submit
  • Demographic Information Form;
  • Approved Provider Continuing Education Summary via the ANCC NARS system ;
  • Any additional documents/information requested by the CE Committee; and
  • Application fee
 Year 2  Submit
  • Demographic Information Form;
  • Approved Provider Continuing Education Summary via the ANCC NARS system;
  • Any additional documents/information requested by the CE Committee; and
  • Annual fee
 Year 3
Submit renewal application 8 weeks   
prior to expiration date.

 Submit
  • Demographic Information Form;
  • Approved Provider Continuing Education Summary via the ANCC NARS system;
  • Any additional documents/information requested by the CE Committee; and
  • Annual fee
Start process to re-apply for approval as an Approved Provider



 Submit:
  • Demographic information;
  • Approved Provider Continuing Education Summary;
  • Any additional documents requested by the CE Committee; and
  • Annual fee
 Submit:
  • Demographic information;
  • Approved Provider Continuing Education Summary;
  • Any additional documents requested by the CE Committee; and
  • Annual fee
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