A Community of Exceptional Nurses
Policy & Forms
Before submitting a new application please take a moment to review the updated policy.
All forms have also been revised; please ensure you use forms that have a dated footer titled “Winter 2013 Update."
Pharmacology Contact Hours
Awarding pharmacology hours is beyond the scope of Program Approval. AACN has chosen not to award specialty continuing education contact hours.
Our CE statement now includes our state of California provider number.
“The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 01036. This program has been approved for _____ Contact Hours, Synergy CERP Category _____, File Number _____. “
Contact Hour Calculation
Contact hours are now calculated in 50 minute increments.
One contact hour is equal to 50 minutes of program or class time. Class time is calculated by minutes, divided by fifty (50), and rounded down to the nearest tenth (1.2, 1.3, etc.)
Example: 260 minutes of class time divided by 50 = 5.2 CE
ACLS and PALS Provider Courses
BLS and PEARS Provider Courses
Contact hours can be awarded for instructor courses including BLS, ACLS, PALS or similar courses.
Ineligible Course Content for CE
There is a new Ineligible Course Content section in the Program Approval Policy.
Courses include but not be limited to:
You can always provide CERPs via a certificate of attendance for programs not eligible for CE
Learn more about what we have to offer based on your role in the industry.