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 SCNA CEAC 2015 Individual Educational Activity Application Manual NOT YET PUBLISHED SHOULD BE AVAILABLE MID MARCH. It is recommended that you download this document as a resource.
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 SCNA CEAC 2015 Provider Manual NOT YET PUBLISHED SHOULD BE AVAILABLE MID FEBRUARY It is recommended that you download this document as a resource.
CALENDAR FOR CEAC SUBMISSIONS FOR 2015
|Submission Date||Date of program date or expiration date|
|Applications due by February 10, 2016||For Programs April 1, 2016 or later|
|Applications due by May 11, 2016||For Programs July 1, 2016 or later|
|Applications due by August 10, 2016||For Programs October 1, 2016 or later|
|Applications due by November 9, 2016||For Programs January 1, 2017 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.
SCNA is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), 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.