Policy Handbook and Materials

Continuing Education Policy

Click here to read the Continuing Education Policy Handbook.


Review additional resources to help make your program a success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the FAQ page if you have questions about Program Approval for your chapter.

A completed application submitted with processing fees is required before a program will be reviewed. You will be able to save your progress as you continue through each step of the application.

To get started on your individual activity applicant application:

Read the continuing education policy handbook

Log-in with your AACN customer number

Have the name of your nurse planner, and credentials and contact information

Prepare basic program information including needs assessment and conflict of interest forms.

Include individual presentations and presenter information

Credit card payment information

Your program will not be eligible for continuing education hours unless it is scheduled to take place at least 20 business days from the date a complete application is submitted with payment. If you have any questions, email programapproval@aacn.org.