Continuing Education

Acceptable Approval Bodies/Providers of Nursing Continuing Education

The following is a list of Continuing Nursing Education approval bodies or providers that are acceptable for initial certification or ILNA points. Be sure the CNE programs you submit for certification eligibility or renewal are provided or approved by one of these organizations.

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Any agency, organization or educational institution accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses (APHON)
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
  • European Oncology Nursing Society
  • International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET)
  • Korean Oncology Nursing Society
  • Medom Nursing CE
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of Nursing, Australia
  • State Boards of Nursing in Alabama, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, and West Virginia
  • State Nurses Associations
  • Wisconsin Society for Health Education and Training (WISHET)

Examples of Acceptable Continuing Medical Education (CME)* Providers

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Mainpro
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • State Medical Societies
* CME may be used for renewal points. However, for initial certification eligibility, no more than 5 of the 10 required contact hours may be CME

Note: Candidates who received their nursing education or nursing license outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada must have their education and licensure evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service.

Online Continuing Education Resources

You can earn accredited nursing continuing education (CE) online from a number of websites, journals, and organizations (examples listed below). Some offer free or low cost CE opportunities. Check the accreditation of individual offerings. Some providers award multiple types of educational credit, and the type of credit may vary among offerings.



Need ideas for CNE?

Check out these CE courses that have already been evaluated for ILNA points.

Find more available CE offerings.

Find more available CE conferences.

Do you offer CE programs?

Your programs may be more appealing if nurses know how they can be used for ILNA renewal.

Learn about ILNA Coding for CE Providers.

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