The Midwest Multistate Division (Midwest MSD) is accredited with distinction as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA).  The ANCC Accreditation Program supports the lifelong learning needs of professional registered nurses by ensuring that nursing continuing professional development activities are designed using criteria that are evidence-based and independent from commercial influence.

Using criteria defined by ANCC, the Midwest MSD Professional Development (PD) – Approver Unit developed this application process for organizations seeking approval to award nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) credit in the form of contact hours for an individual/single educational activity. Midwest MSD approval for an individual education activity is granted for a two-year period, during which the activity can be repeated multiple times as long as the educational content of the activity does not change and remains current. The appropriate application review fee must accompany the application for the review process to begin.

The completed application and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Midwest MSD Office at least 45 calendar days prior to the educational activity start date.

Application Submission Method

  • Email – one (1) collated Word or Adobe .pdf file

The completed application and supporting documentation must be collated into one (1) Word or Adobe .pdf file and the file should not exceed 10MB in size.

If you are unable to meet the deadline, contact the Midwest MSD Office by email to discuss possible options.

The tools available below provide helpful tips on completing the application and additional detail about designing activities and adhering to the accreditation guidelines. We strongly encourage applicants to review the Application Instructions document prior to completing the IEA application to ensure you are familiar with the submission and review process, as well as what the application criteria are requesting.

Application Review Fee

The application review fee applies based on number of contact hours under review.

Contact HoursFee
0.5-5.0 hrs$250.00
5.1 – 20 hrs$250.00 + $20/hour
20.1+ hrs$400.00 + $20/hour
Example Review Fees

5.25 hours: $250 + 105(5.25 hrs x $20) = $355
8.5 hours: $250 + $170(8.5 hrs x $20) = $420
45 hours: $400 + $900(45 hrs x $20) = $1,300

Note: If your application cannot be processed for any reason after submission and payment is made, an administrative processing fee will be deducted from any eligible refunds.


To learn more about the Midwest MSD nursing continuing professional development approval process, please contact the Midwest MSD Office at 573-636-4623 or email your questions.