Continuing Nursing Education Requirements 

Many nurses look for approved SCNA/ANCC contact hours when making educational activity decisions. Because SCNA is ANCC/COA accredited, its approval is recognized by all other state nurses associations and most state boards of nursing. Nurses licensed in other states are advised to check on that state’s specific requirements regarding reciprocity.


Nurses in South Carolina may demonstrate Continuing Competence through continuing nursing education. For Competency Options see the South Carolina Board of Nursing Competency Requirements.

Individual Educational Activities   
Approval of an educational activity ensures participants that the activity/program meets professional standards for continuing nursing education.

Prior to planning, implementing, and evaluating a learning activity or if you are deciding whether to pursue Approved Provider status, you can contact the SCNA Continuing Education Approver Committee (CEAC) to help you.  Complete the application, make the review fee payment, and then satisfy any criteria the reviewers cite during the review process. Your activity will be approved for two years and can be delivered as often as you like to as many learners as possible as long as the program content and faculty do not change.
 


Review the 2015 Manual for Approved Providers and Individual Activity Applicants. It is recommended that you download this document as a resource.  

Pay the applicable SCNA CEAC Review fee by going to the SCNA On-line Store.  If your organization can only pay by check please indicate “Bill Me” during the payment process.  

First three hours 125, each additional hour 25.   Example 4.5 hours (125 +25 +25= 175) 


To begin the application process scroll to the bottom of the screen and choose "MORE" under Individual Activity Application  



Approved Provider Status
If you are planning many educational activities during the next three years then consider the Approved Provider process. Once you are approved to function as an Approved Provider, you can deliver as many activities as you like to as many learners as possible for the three year approval period. 
 


NOTE: If you are new to the process, applicants are required to apply for approval of three individual learning activities prior to application for Approved Provider Status (see Individual Educational Activity above).

Review the 
2015 Manual for Approved Providers and Individual Activity Applicants. It is recommended that you download this document as a resource.  

Please note that the review fee for renewal is $1200.00 for a 3 year period with an additional $100.00 annual fee.  New Provider Applicants review fee is $1500.00 for a 3 year period with an additional $100.00 annual fee.


To begin the application process scroll to the bottom of the screen and choose "MORE" under Three Year Provider Application  



CALENDAR FOR CEAC SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019-2020


Submission Date
Date of program date or expiration date
Applications due by November 13, 2019
For Programs January 1, 2020 or later
Applications due by February 13, 2020
For Programs April 1, 2020  or later
Applications due by May 13, 2020
For Programs July 1, 2020  or later
Applications due by August 12, 2020
For Programs October 1, 2020  or later
Applications due by November 11, 2020
For Programs January 1, 2021 or later


Supplemental Documents to help in preparation of applications:

Sample Evaluation Form  you may use any form that you choose if it contains all of the elements found in the sample form provided. 
Sample Individual Activity Certificate  the information on this sample certificate is exactly what needs to be on every certificate issued to a participant in your CNE programs.  
Sample Provider Certificate the information on this sample certificate is exactly what needs to be on every certificate issued to a participant in your CNE programs.  

SCNA is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The PROVIDER process is available only to SCNA chapters, committees, and commissions.  To see the events that SCNA will be awarding Continuing Nursing Education contact hours click here


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The mission of the South Carolina Nurses Association (SCNA) is to represent all South Carolina registered nurses in a membership organization to promote and advocate the role of the nurses.


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