We often get questions about whether contact hours offered by Nurse’s Notebook, LLC can be used for license renewal, to meet continuing education requirements for specialty certification, to meet state requirements, or to meet the standards for a clinical ladder.
Our activities awarding contact hours are approved by the Connecticut Nurses Association, which is part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) This approval is nationally recognized and meets the highest standards for nursing continuing education. Certain states have state-approved providers of education; if you live in one of these, you’ll need to check with your state board of nursing regarding the acceptability of ANCC approval.
If you need continuing education credit for specialty certification renewal, check with your certifying board. Some boards require a certain percentage of credits to be approved by the professional organization associated with the certifying board, while others have requirements for topic areas.
While we would like to be able to give a simple answer, it really comes down to being familiar with the requirements of your particular license and credentials.