Procedure for developing a program
Step 1: Identify the organization you want to work with
Non-nursing organizations initiating a project should bear in mind CNA’s definition of a nursing organization when choosing whom to approach about co-development.
Step 2: Contact your prospective co-developer
Contact the prospective nursing organization before the planning begins, as they must be involved from the beginning. Discuss a co-development arrangement and share your ideas for the activity.
Step 3: Ensure you comply with co-development requirements
It is the nursing organization’s responsibility to ensure that the co-development policies outlined above are met, as well as any other guidelines provided by CNA.
Step 4: Contact CNA
One of the organizations should contact us as soon as possible. Discuss our accreditation procedures, including our administrative fees and timelines. Review the application form to ensure you can provide all the necessary information.
Step 5: Fill out and submit the application form
Either organization can fill out and submit CNA’s application form.
Step 6: Wait for response from CNA
After we receive and review your application, we will do one of the following:
- Grant accreditation based on a successful application
- Grant conditional accreditation approval requiring minor modifications to the activity
- Require an additional full review requiring major modifications to the activity
- Reject the application
Our response will be sent to the organization that submitted the request.
Step 7: If approved, add statement to program materials
If your activity receives CNA accreditation approval, it must carry a disclaimer statement, which we will provide.