Certified Registered Nurse Practioners

Q: What if my CEs are stated as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, CNE, CME, CEUs, etc.? Is there a conversion rate?

A: For the purposes of recertification, AANPCB accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) issued by organizations accredited by ACCME as an equivalent number of hours of participation. 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit = 1 contact hour.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) content is developed for physicians to address medical and health care specialties. Accredited CME providers may issue documentation of participation in an activity to non-physicians specifying the number of hours of participation. 1 CME = 1 contact hour.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is not acceptable unless it is accredited by a State Board of Nursing or nationally-recognized Nursing organization. 1 advanced practice CNE = 1 contact hour.

The exception to equivalency is Continuing Education Units (CEUs) designated by a university or other educational institution. A CEU is based on 60 minutes of instruction and expressed in tenths. 1 CEU = 10 contact hours.

Registered Nurses

By State Licensing Authority