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Contact Hour Program Request

Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

If you are holding an educational activity and wish to offer Nursing contact hours and/or Pharmacotherapeutic contact hours, please read the following information and submit the documents below to

Submission Process

  • Submit packet contents at least 45 days prior to event. This allows time for review and feedback.
  • If there are questions or revisions, you will be contacted by the Outreach office for additional information.
  • Upon approval of your Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity, you will receive a contact hour approval and invoice via email. All programs may be approved for two years.

Packet Requirements

Please refer to Preparing a Continuing Educational Activity when planning your program. This document will help to ensure that you are meeting the requirements needed for program approval.

The following documents must be included in your packet submission:

Download Request Packet – This file includes all forms listed above, merged into one file for easier use.

Additional Resources:

Post-Event Process

Within two weeks post-event, you will need to submit the following documents to for processing:

  • Roster & Sign-In sheets
    • When possible, please send an Excel version of the program roster, in addition to the completed sign-in sheets. This helps with processing the program and issuing certificates in a timely manner.
    • Note: Only RNs who sign in to the program and complete the learning outcome measures are eligible for the contact hour certificate.
  • Event Summary Template is a template that is available for use. You do not have to use this file, but your summary must include all information noted on the template.

Once your post-event files have been received and processed, contact hour certificates will be generated and sent to the event planner for distribution.


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