The accrediting process is voluntary, and is intended to strengthen and sustain
the quality and integrity of CNE. The extent to which each organization accepts
and fulfills the responsibilities inherent in this process is a measure of its concern
for quality and of its commitment to strive for and achieve excellence in its endeavors.
Providing CNE directly to professional nurses is a unique opportunity to market
your company/school/hospital as a leader in the healthcare field. Nursing professionals
can be assured that they receive quality CNE as prescribed by ANCC’s rigorous accreditation
Other benefits include:
- Recognition by most state licensing boards;
- Recognition of the organization’s willingness to have their educational programs
reviewed for adherence to objective national standards;
- Respect for achieving a high standard of excellence;
- Provision of an avenue through which nurses can maintain professional competence.
Accreditation by the ANCC provides assurance to the public, in particular to nursing
and health care professionals, that an organization has been found to meet national
standards, requirements and criteria.
Additional Benefits of Accreditation from WSNA include:
- Opportunity to purchase mailing lists of all 100,000 RNs in WA State which may be
requested by zip code or geographic area;
- Publication of your CNE activity on the WSNA website and/or in the WSNA quarterly
publication of the The Washington Nurse at no extra cost.
Did you know that ANCC-certified nurses are required to have 50% of their CNE from
an ANCC accredited or approved provider unit for certification renewal?