- The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
- October 2011 - Volume 42 · Issue 10: 441-447
In 2010 to 2011, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Accreditation system for continuing nursing education is undergoing major changes to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of the continuing education provided by accredited organizations and ultimately to improve patient care. This article highlights national drivers that provide supportive evidence for program changes.
Dr. Dickerson is President, PRN Continuing Education, Westerville, Ohio. Dr. Dickerson is also Chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. Ms. Chappell is Director, Accreditation Program, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland.
The authors disclose that they have no significant financial interests in any product or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.
Presented at Gateway to Innovation and Creativity in Nursing Education, The 37th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, in cooperation with the Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG), October 21–24, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland.
Received: January 06, 2011
Accepted: March 16, 2011
Posted Online: April 08, 2011