SUNA chapters may apply an accredited approver to obtain CNE contact hours. Twenty-four states have American Nurses Credenting Center (ANCC) accredited approver units via the state nurses association or other organization. Fees vary by state; for example, see table below:
|State||Contact Hours||Fee (member)||Fee (nonmember)|
|Midwest Multi-State Division (AR, KS, MO, NE)||
200 + $10/CH
For a list of ANCC approvers, go to the ANCC website at www.nursecredentialing.org/Accreditation/AccreditedOrganizations.
Alternatively, if a SUNA chapter member's employer has a provider unit, they could jointly provide an education activity with the chapter. This may involve a fee, which would only happen if the provider unit has a billing mechanism. Facilities may do this without a fee just because their employee is involved.