The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

LANDMARK STATEMENT

ANA NATIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Criteria for Selection of Members

from the AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION

A. Each member from every grouping must have demonstrated through prior experience or performance:

1. Commitment to promoting excellence in continuing education program or offerings.

2. Comprehension of the purposes of accreditation as a credentialing mechanism.

3. Concern for high quality health care for all peoples.

4. Leadership in activities associated with the promotion of health care delivery.

5. Belief in accreditation as a method for assuring quality educational programs directed toward improving care.

6. Promotion of ANA Standards of Nursing Practice and Standards of Continuing Education.

7. Support for nursing as a viabfe force in the health care delivery system.

8. Involved in promoting cooperative efforts among providers of health care within expanded role programs for nurses.

B. In addition to the criteria A 1-8 above, representatives of practice must give evidence of:

1. Utilization and promotion of the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice.

2. Expertise through current performance in an expanded role.

3. Educational preparation commensurate with present position in an expanded role.

4. Active participation in continuing education.

C. In addition to criteria A 1-8 above, representatives of education must give evidence of:

1. Ability to evaluate program objectives, philosophy, curriculum, evaluation process, and means by which educational standards are met

2. Support and promotion of continuing education for nurses.

3. Educational preparation commensurate with responsibilities associated with present position in an expanded role.

4. Active involvement within an educational program preparing nurses for expanded roles.

5. Expertise and/or experience pertinent to accreditation of educational programs in nursing.

6. Utilization and promotion of the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice and Standards of Nursing Education,

7. Commitment to the ANA Standards of Continuing Education.

D. In addition to criteria A 1-8 above, individuals representing credontialing must be in some aspect of certification, licensing, accreditation, or approval activlties:related to the advancement of nursing.

E. Individuals representing societal interest must not be employed in thefl health care system and must have received health care services from a nurse practitioner in an expanded role.

F. Individuals not represented in the criteria above may be considered for the generalist grouping, to allow for other areas of expertise.

Appointment to Committee

Appointment of members will be made by the Accreditation Board for Continuing Education, from persons whose names have been solicited from ANA's Divisioi son Nursing: Practice, Council on Continuing Education, and Commissions on NursIng Education and Nursing Services; state nurses' associations; and other appropriate agencies. Initially, appointment to the National Review Committee will be madeby the ANA Commission on Nursing Education,

Term of Office

Members will serve four-year terms. No member may serve two consdcut'rve terms. For continuity, terms will be staggered. Initial appointmentS will be for two-, three-,and four-year terms.

ANA NATIONAL ACCREDtTATION BOARD FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Criteria for Selection of Members

A. Each member from every grouping must have demonstrated through prior experience or performance:

1. A commitment to promoting excellence In continuing education progrgmsbrofferings.

2. A comprehension of the purposes of accreditation asacredentialing mechanism.:

3. A concern for high quality health cire for all people.

4. Leadership in activities associated with the promotion of health care dejiyery.

5. A belief in accreditation as a method for assuring quality educational programs directed toward improving health care.

6. Promotion of the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice and Standards of Corn/ruing Education.

7. A support for nursing as a viable force in the health care delivery system.

B. In addition to A 1-7 above, nurse ieprSsentatives of practice must give evidence of:

1. Utilization and promotion of the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice.

2. Expertise through performance in a clinical area in nursing.

3. Current engagement in full-time clinical practice.

4. Educational preparation commensurate with present position.

5. Active participation in continuing education.

C. In addition to A 1-7 above, nurse representatives of education must give evidence of:

1. Ability to evaluate program objectives, philosophy, curriculum, evaluation process, and means by which educational standards are met.

2. Support and promotion of continuing education in nursing.

3. Academic preparation commensurate with responsibilities associated with present position, with a Master's Degree as the minimum preparation.

4. Expertise and/or experience pertinent to accreditation of educational programs in nursing.

5. Utilization and promotion of the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice and Standards for Nursing Education.

6. Commitment of the ANA Standards of Continuing Education in Nursing.

7. Expertise in nursing education.

D. fn addition to A 1-7 above, individuals representing credentialing must be in some aspect of certification, licensing, accreditation, or approval activities related to the advancement of nursing.

E. Individuals representing society must not be employed in the health care system.

F. Individuals not represented in the criteria above may be considered for the generalist grouping, to allow for other areas of expertise.

Appointment to Accreditation Board

Initially the members of the Accreditation Board will be appointed by the ANA Commission on Nursing Education with advice from the Executive Committee of ANA's Council on Continuing Education.

Subsequent appointment of members to vacancies will be made by the Accreditation Board pursuant to the policies for membership.

Term of Office

Members will serve four-year terms. No member may serve two consecutive terms. For continuity, terms will be staggered. Initial appointments will be for two-, three-, and four-year terms.

10.3928/0022-0124-19750901-08

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