Get your continuing nursing education activity approved by the Ohio Nurses Association.

Offer quality continuing education programming by getting your activity approved by ONA. We are an approver of continuing nursing education, accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Our experienced staff will make sure that you have all of the necessary components to make your CE program a success.

Rules for Applying
  • Complete application and payment must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the activity.
  • Applications may NOT be sent via US Mail or via email.
  • Applications will not be processed until application fee is received.
  • During processing, we will contact the applicant if we require additional information. If an applicant has to be asked for additional information after the second submission, reprocessing fees will occur.
  • Commercial entities are not eligible to apply for approval of activities or as a provider unit. A commercial entity is defined as an organization that produces, distributes, markets or re-sells products used by or on patients. The only exception to this criterion would be if the department putting on the CE activity had sufficient corporate safeguards or firewalls between the education component and the commercial entity part.
How to Apply Online

Before You Begin


Documents You’ll Need
These documents will be uploaded during the application process.

  • Biographical and Conflict of Interest Form – you need to fill out a separate one of these forms for each speaker and planning committee member.
  • Educational Design Grid – instruction on how to complete this document are in the Continuing Education Manual and in the Online CE Application Manager. Choose the one that matches your activity:

Ohio Faculty Directed
Ohio Independent Study
Out-of-State Faculty Directed
Out-of-State Independent Study

Support Materials
These documents are for your reference to help you complete your application. They are not part of your application.


After Approval

Once your program has been presented, please make sure to fill out the Post Activity Survey and submit to Sandy Swearingen at Along with this survey, please include the summative evaluation and a sample of the sign in sheet for the first time you present the program.