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Continuing Nursing Professional Development
The American Nurses Association Massachusetts is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredited Approver. In this role, the American Nurses Association Massachusetts facilitates Approved Providers and Individual Activity applicants through the process of developing CNE activities that award contact hours by applying ANCC standards to ensure quality education. The Accredited Approver Unit has set the standards for continuing nursing professional development in Massachusetts through the promotion of high-quality standards for nursing continuing education and the dissemination of ANCC criteria for nursing professional development.
The awarding of Approved Provider status is the means by whichthe American Nurses Association Massachusetts grants public recognition to an individual, organization, or part of an organization that has met the established standards for providing continuing nursing education activities. An Approved Provider Unit has established the infrastructure, processes, and systems to develop, implement, and evaluate CNE activities internally, without having to come through ANAMASS first.
An education activity is a planned organized effort--either provider-directed, learner-paced, or blended--aimed at accomplishing learning outcomes. An activity, once approved, may be presented once or be presented multiple times over a two-year period as long as the content remains current. An Individual Activity application is submitted via our online activity application by an individual, organization, or part of an organization to an Accredited Approver, such as ANAMASS, with the goal of being approved to award contact hours.
The Individual Activity organization must have a clearly defined process for assessing a nursing learning need