Continuous Learning for continuing Excellence
Since 1978, NJSNA has been accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education for nurses by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. NJSNA is dedicated to the proliferation of high quality continuing nursing education and professional development.
The ANCC Commission on Accreditation is committed to nursing excellence and high-quality in continuing nursing education and is responsible for establishing continuing education standards for the nursing profession.
The NJSNA Accredited Approver Unit consists of a Committee on Continuing Education (CCE) and three Regional Review Teams. The CCE is made up of highly qualified nurses involved in nursing practice, education or research. The CCE governs the NJSNA Approver Unit, formulates policy, supports implementation and promotes excellence in approved continuing education available to Registered Nurses in New Jersey.
The Regional Review Team members are nurses with expertise in practice, education and professional development who review each application. Each team consists of volunteer members and meetings rotate so one team meets each month.
ANCC defines continuing nursing education (CNE) as “those activities intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the professional RN for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development, to the end of improving the health of the public and the RNs’ pursuit of their professional career goals” (2013 ANCC Primary Accreditation Application Manual for Providers and Approvers).