The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Center for Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Accreditation refers to the recognition of continuing education activities only, and does not imply commission on accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.
Benefits of ANCC Accreditation
- Recognition by most state licensing boards.
- Indicates an organization's willingness to have their educational programs reviewed for adherence to objective national standards.
- Respect for achieving a high standard of excellence.
- Provides an avenue through which nurses can maintain professional competence.
- Promotes commitment to high quality nursing practice.
Accreditation by the ANCC provides assurance to the public, in particular to nursing and health care professionals, that an organization has been found to meet national standards, requirements and criteria.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Center for Professional Development will award nursing contact hours for successful completion of programs. Successfull completion entails meeting all program requirements and attending 85% of the program. ANCC guidelines denote a contact hour as 60 minutes of organized learning.