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Reporting to Maintain Accreditation

ANCC accredited organizations are required to submit an annual report to ANCC each calendar year. We are moving towards a better reporting and data collection process, all organizations must submit their activity data using the calendar year for your CE Summary report. For example if the annual report is submitted for the date range 1/1/20xx to 12/31/20xx, then every annual report submitted should consist of data from that same date range. Failure to submit the annual report requirements by April 1 will result in additional fees and/or suspension.

Nursing Activity Reporting System (NARS)
[ ? ] The Nursing Activity Reporting System (NARS) is designed to streamline and support the collection of your program and activity data. Individuals who are designated as a Primary Contact, Billing Contact and/or leader of an organization accredited by the ANCC or an ANCC Accredited Approver that has elected to use NARS may access NARS with a unique login ID and password.

The NEW Nursing Activity Reporting System (NARS) is designed to streamline and support the collection of your program and activity data. Individuals who are designated as a Primary Contact, Billing Contact and/or leader of an organization accredited by the ANCC or an ANCC Accredited Approver that has elected to use NARS may access NARS with a unique login ID and password.  NARS allows users to upload their activities continuously throughout the year OR use the batch upload function to add or update multiple activity records from a single file containing data that has been exported from another tracking system.  Please see information on the NARS system below. Be on the lookout for webinars and tutorial invites on how to use NARS in EARLY 2017 in your email! 
Click here for the NARS User Manual [pdf]

Click here to see NARS FAQs.

****Organizations may still submit their annual reports using the current CE Summary format until the year 2018. Organizations are NOT REQUIRED to submit via the NARS system until the year 2018.  In 2018, all organizations will be required to enter their activity data in the NARS system (Activity data from January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017).****

Download, complete and submit the following CE Summary forms to accreditation@ana.org OR submit your activities using the NEW online Nursing Activity Reporting System (NARS) by April 1 annually.  Please choose ONLY ONE method for submitting your annual report.  (i.e. CE Summary OR through NARS).  Please DO NOT submit both ways.

APPROVER ANNUAL REPORT FORMS

PROVIDER ANNUAL REPORT FORMS

If for any reason the Excel Forms will not download, please try the zipped files we have available 

NARS REPORTING INFORMATION AND FORMS

INVOICES

Invoices for the annual fee will be emailed separately directly from the Primary Accreditation program office. Fees are due within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.  Please DO NOT go by the invoice that you may see in PAORS if you have access to this system.  Your organization's invoice will come directly from program staff.

FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE ANNUAL REPORT ON TIME

  1. Accredited organizations that have not submitted their annual report by April 1 will not be considered to be an organization in good standing. Only accredited organizations in good standing will be listed in the ANCC Directory of Accredited Organizations.
  2. Organizations that have not submitted their annual report, nor have made arrangements to submit their annual report within ninety (90) days of the due date will have their accredited status suspended..
  3. Organizations with an accredited status suspended for failure to submit an annual report may apply for reinstatement. Requests for reinstatement must be accompanied by the annual report and reinstatement fee.
  4. Suspended organizations that do not reinstate within 120 days will be revoked.

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