The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association Continuing Education Committee, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Office of Nursing maintains the responsibility for receiving educational activity forms, reviewing them for completeness and assigning offering numbers for educational activities.
Continuing nursing education is defined as systematic professional learning experiences designed to augment the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses and therefore enrich the nurses’ contributions to quality health care and their pursuit of professional career goals. A continuing education activity may be described as courses, seminars, workshops, lecture series, distance learning activities such as teleconferences and audio conferences, packaged programs (such as web based, paper/pen, etc.) or learner-directed independent study activities.
Who is eligible?
Any DPH entity desiring to offer nursing contact hours for an educational offering is eligible to submit educational activity planning forms through their designated nurse planner. No fee is charged for submissions by DPH entities.
How are educational activity planning forms submitted?
Please contact PHN@dph.ga.gov to obtain copies of the current planning forms. The required documents (one copy of each) should be completed and mailed or faxed to:
Office of Nursing
2 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
The submission may also be made electronically. If this method is used, the required documents can be e-mailed to PHN@dph.ga.gov.
What are the time requirements for submission?
The required documents must be received from the nurse planner at least 30 business days before the anticipated educational offering in order to allow time for review of the planning forms to assure that all information is complete.