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Nursing Skills Competency Program Application

Nursing skills competency course accreditation is typically granted for 3 years with an option to renew. First time and renewing applicants must:

  • Complete an application describing its nursing skills competency course, including curriculum, teaching strategies, instructor qualifications, learning environment, and successful completion criteria.
  • Submit a $5500 fee per course.
  • Meet all ANCC Commission on Accreditation criteria.
  • Answer questions from the review panel, if any, within 30 days.
  • Site visits are not required.

A review panel comprised of content experts and curriculum design specialists examines applications. The Commission on Accreditation makes the final decision.

Download the program's criteria
Download and review the NSCP Handbook

Application Instructions

  1. Download NSCP Intent To Apply Form [doc]
    [This is a fillable MSWord document. Type directly into the template, then save to your computer.]
  2. When Accreditation Staff confirms program eligibility, an invoice for the application fee will be provided.
  3. Download Course Accreditation Application [doc]
    [This is a fillable MSWord document. Type directly into the application, then save to your computer.]
  4. Clearly label all attachments and reference the appropriate labels in the application document.
  5. Consolidate all materials into 1 complete bookmarked PDF file. Materials are accepted in electronic format only. Electronic documents must be compatible with Microsoft Office applications and must be clearly labelled.
  6. Mail flash drive with complete application package to:

    Nursing Skills Competency Program
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

Re-Accreditation Instructions

  1. Submit the Intent to Apply Form (same as step 1 above) 6 months prior to the accredited course's expiration date.
  2. An invoice for the application fee will be provided.
  3. Submit the Course Accreditation Application (same as step 3 above) 3 months prior to the accredited course's expiration date.
  4. Clearly label all attachments and reference the appropriate labels in the application document.
  5. Consolidate all materials into 1 complete bookmarked PDF file. Materials are accepted in electronic format only. Electronic documents must be compatible with Microsoft Office applications and must be clearly labelled.
  6. Mail flash drive with complete application package to:

    Nursing Skills Competency Program
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492


Questions?
Email Accreditation staff