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Nursing Skills Competency Program Application

Nursing skills competency course recognition 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.
  • For applicants outside the US: To validate international credentials, applicants must present verification from CGFNS International (http://www.cgfns.org/). ANCC will not accept verification documents from other credential evaluating organizations.

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 NSCP Staff confirms program eligibility, an invoice for the application fee will be provided.
  3. Download Course Recognition 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-Application Instructions

  1. Submit the Intent to Apply Form (same as step 1 above) 6 months prior to the recognized course's expiration date.
  2. An invoice for the application fee will be provided.
  3. Submit the Course Recognition Application (same as step 3 above) 3 months prior to the recognized 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

For applicants outside the US: To validate international credentials, applicants must present verification from CGFNS International (http://www.cgfns.org/). ANCC will not accept verification documents from other credential evaluating organizations.

Questions?
Email NSCP staff

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