Accredited Provider Program Director (APPD)

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Starts: 09-28-2023
Location: Online Opportunity


What does the Accredited Provider Program Director (APPD) do?  

The Accredited Provider Program Director (APPD) is a registered nurse who holds a current, active license with no practice restrictions (or international equivalent) and a graduate degree, with either the baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing (or international equivalent), who has the authority within the Provider Unit to ensure adherence to the ANCC NCPD Accreditation Program criteria in the provision of NCPD. This role also oversees compliance with the California Board of Nursing (CBN) criteria. (ANCC NCPD Accredited Provider Policy & Operations Manual, Version 1.0, 03.07.23)  

The APPD serves on the Education Strategic Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and the Annual Conference Committee (ACC) and will liaise with other committees, task forces, or work groups planning NCPD learning activities to ensure compliance with ANCC accreditation standards.   

Responsibilities of the APPD include:  

  • Supports the development of an educational strategy from which NANN programming is identified, planned, implemented, and evaluated.  

  • Works with staff to ensure NANN activities adhere to ANCC and CBN criteria.  

  • Serves as APPD or delegates this responsibility to nurse planners for all NANN educational program committees to participate in identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation.  

  • Directs NANN office to maintain accredited status by:  

  • Working with staff to submit summary data about educational activities as requested by ANCC and CBN.  

  • Notifying ANCC in writing for changes in personnel directly responsible for continuing nurse education (CNE) activities, changes in organizational structure that influence the ability to provide CNE activities, or changes in ownership of organization and any other pertinent information.  

  • Ensuring appropriate language and terminology on all communications, marketing materials and certificate of attendance awarded to participants as required by NANN.  

  • Ensures compliance with all NANN policies, procedures, and practices.   

  • Enacts or oversees evaluation plan for NANN’s overall educational program.  

  • Assist the ESCC and ACC chairs to submit activity reports to the NANN Board of Directors semi-annually and as needed.  

  • Identifies, recommends, and upon approval, trains and mentors the AAPD-Elect during the final year of the APPD’s term.  

 What kind of volunteer is NANN looking for?  

  • Must be a NANN member.  

  • Must have a graduate degree. One degree, either baccalaureate or graduate, must be in nursing.   

  • Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting. At its discretion, NANN’s board of directors may make exceptions to this requirement.  

  • It is also useful if you’ve had any NANN or NANNP committee or leadership experience and have an understanding or interest in leadership.  

  • Ability to meet deadlines and attend required virtual meetings.  

  • What is the time commitment for this role?  

  • The workload varies by month and is dependent on current product development projects and the ANCC Accreditation Cycle. An estimate is 2 to 8 hours per month.  

How long is the term?  

The APPD may serve a maximum of two, two-year terms.   

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

No Volunteer Experience




Jenny Silver