Fees and Requirements

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Individual Education Activity Application
Organizations interested in awarding nursing contact hours for one, single educational activity or conference

  • Applications accepted year round a minimum of 30 business days prior to the activity start date
  • Applications received under 30 business day will be accessed a late fee
  • No application will be accepted 20 business days prior to activity start date
  • Application review fee applies based on number of contact hours under review

Application Review Fee

  • $75.00 per contact hour
  • $200.00 late fee
  • $10.00 application addendum fee per contact hours

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Individual Education Activity Annual Reporting
Individual Education activity applicants are required to submit their yearly report due on January 31st. Annual reporting notices will go out first week of December. No fee for Individual Education Activity annual reporting.

Email completed annual activity report to nemsd.annualreporting@gmail.com.

To determine the number of contact hours to award add up the total time allotted for the actual presentation (not including breaks/lunch) and divide by 60 (minutes). Each contact hour is 60 minutes of actual presentation time.

Approved Provider of Continuing Education
Organizations interested in receiving approval to award nursing contact hours for multiple educational activities provided to nurses within their organization or their target audience.


New 2015 ANCC Criteria

  • Applications accepted three times per year (March 1, July 1 & November 1) see cycle chart below
  • Application review fee applies based on type of organization (Single Agency or System Provider)
  • Applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements to apply (see intent to apply form)

Application Review Fee

$200.00 Intent-to-Apply Fee NEW
Organizations interested in applying to become an Approved Provider must complete the eligibility verification process, meet all eligibility requirements and submit a $200 intent-to-apply fee. The Northeast Multi-State Division is responsible for ensuring that the applicant is eligible to apply.

The $200.00 intent-to-apply fee may be paid by check or credit card through the Northeast Multi-State Division website. The intent-to-apply fee is non-refundable if the organization submits an intent-to-apply form and decides not to proceed with the submission of the full Approved Provider application. The intent-to-apply fee will be credited toward the provider application review fee for organizations that proceed forward with the full Provider Application.

$2,500.00 Single Agency Provider
SINGLE AGENCY PROVIDER: A single agency provider may be part of a larger corporate system. However, the single agency/hospital is only providing continuing education for the agency/hospital named in the application. A single agency/hospital provider does not act as the provider of continuing education for multiple agencies/hospitals.

$4,800.00 System Provider
SYSTEM PROVIDER: A system provider is a multi‐agency/hospital/health care system providing health care services through three or more agencies/hospitals that share a common mission and/or purpose. The system is a corporation with a central administration providing services to all of the agencies/hospitals within the corporate structure. A system provider has in place at the corporate level a centralized staff development and/or continuing education department responsible for planning and implementing a system wide continuing education program. All agencies/hospitals in system must be named in the application and remain unchanged throughout approval period.

$500.00 Late Fee
A late fee of $500.00 is assessed for applications not meeting the self-study application cycle date listed below. Extensions up to 3 months may be granted at the discretion of the NE-MSD Accredited Approver Unit and must be requested in writing with explanation of cause. Extension dates will not change the original approval period. For example the expiration date is 5/1/2016, an extension is granted to 8/1/2016. Application is submitted and approved and expiration date is 5/1/2019, a three year period based on your original expiration date.

Annual Fee
Approved Providers are required to pay an annual fee and submit their yearly report due on January 31st.
Annual reporting notices will go out first week of December.

Email completed annual monitoring report, continuing education summary documents and one complete merged education activity file to nemsd.annualreporting@gmail.com

  • Single Agency Annual Fee $150.00
  • System Provider Annual Fee $400.00

Approved Provider Cycle

March CYCLE July CYCLE November CYCLE
Intent to Apply Due November 1 March 1 July 1
Self-Study Application Due March 1 July 1 November 1
Final Decision June 1 - September 1 October 1 - January 1 February 1 - May 1

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The Northeast Multi-State Division is accredited as an approver and provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA).

If you have any questions please email Nemsd.education@gmail.com or call 1-888-373-1291 and one of our coordinators will be happy to assist you.

Billing question please email nemsd.billing@gmail.com.

Thank you all for your support over this past year of inception.