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CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION:
A Journey, Not a Destination
TNA has led the way and set the standards for continuing nursing education (CNE) in Texas. From basic nursing education to new educational models to on-demand and continuing education, TNA shapes education for all Texas nurses. Specifically, TNA accepts applications for both Individual Activities and Approved Providers.
An Individual Activity application is submitted by an individual, organization, or part of an organization to an Accredited Approver, such as TNA, with the goal of being approved to award contact hours. The intent may be to offer an activity once or multiple times over a two-year approval period.
The Individual Activity organization must have a clearly defined process for assessing a nursing learning need.
The awarding of Approved Provider status is the means by which TNA 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 TNA first.
TNA is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)-accredited Approver. In this role, TNA 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.
TNA is also an ANCC-accredited Provider, which allows TNA to provide activities that award contact hours.
TNA's CNE Committee
TNA's Continuing Nursing Education Committee is comprised of volunteer member nurses and support staff whose work is instrumental to evaluating and approving CNE activities.