Approved Provider Responsibilities

Responsibilities of approved providers include:

  • Maintaining adherence to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that affect the provider unit’s ability to meet CNA criteria
  • Identifying a Primary Nurse Planner who has overall responsibility for the approved provider’s adherence to ANCC accreditation criteria, including orientation of other nurse planners and key personnel
  • Ensuring that a qualified nurse planner is an active participant in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of each educational activity (the nurse planner must be a currently licensed RN with a baccalaureate degree or higher in nursing)
  • Ensuring that each learning activity planning committee have a minimum of a qualified nurse planner and one other person to plan each activity – the nurse planner to ensure adherence to criteria, and at least one person with subject matter expertise related to the activity
  • Ensuring that the nurse planner is responsible for review of biographical data/conflict of interest forms by each planning committee member, faculty, presenter, author, content reviewer, and anyone else with control over the content of the learning activity to validate appropriate qualifications and evaluate actual or potential COI/bias
  • Notifying CNA in writing, within 7 business days, of the discovery or occurrence of the following:
    • Significant changes or events that impair the ability to meet CNA continuing education requirements or affect eligibility to remain an approved provider, including change in commercial interest status
    • Loss of status as a C/SNA of ANA
    • Any event that might result in adverse media coverage related to the delivery of nursing continuing professional development
  • Notifying CNA in writing, within 30 days, of any changes within the approved provider organization, including but not limited to:
    • Changes that alter the information provided in the approved provider application, including change of name, address, or business status
    • A decision not to submit a provider application after completing the eligibility/intent to apply form
    • Change in Primary Nurse Planner or suspension, lapse, revocation, or termination of the Primary Nurse Planner’s registered nurse license
    • Change in nurse planners or suspension, lapse, revocation, or termination of any of the nurse planners’ registered nurse licenses
    • Change in ownership
    • Indication of instability (e.g. labor strike, reduction in force, bankruptcy) that may impact the organization’s ability to function as an approved provider

Colorado Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.