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Education: Become an Approved Provider
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How to Become an Approved Provider

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 (CNE) 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.

The Approved Provider Workshop is offered eight times a year at TNA's offices in Austin. You may also contact TNA's CNE Program Manager Laura Lerma at

Here is a list of providers TNA has approved.

Here are some important tips:
  • Applications are accepted twice a year: January 15 and July 15. You want to start the process of becoming an Approved Provider at least six months prior to one of those dates.
  • Read our FAQ about CNE
  • Approved provider status requires that a minimum of three individual activities have been planned and presented within the 12 months preceding the submission of an application for Approved Provider status
  • All activities must meet the criteria established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
You will you need to read and/or fill-out these documents:
Once approved, you will need to complete activity-related documents:
  • Approved Provider Activity Guidelines
  • Approved Provider Activity Documentation Tool (with option to download extra copies of parts)
  • ANCC Content Integrity Standards

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