Nursing Accreditations

Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Accredited with distinction

Rest assured that when you buy CE through Western Schools, you are guaranteed the best nursing education available.

Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Western Schools was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC's Accreditation Program.

Nursing boards in all states requiring continuing education (CE) accept courses offered by ANCC accredited providers.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Nursing Accreditations

Western Schools is ALSO an approved provider of CE with the following state boards:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (provider # CEP 17115, effective 2/4/19 to 2/28/21).
  • California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (LVN provider #V10762 & PT provider #V10760)
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (provider #50-2165). Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
  • Florida Board of Nursing* - (provider #50-2165). Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing - (provider #50-2165). Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
  • Iowa Board of Nursing - Contact hours awarded by ANCC accredited providers are now accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing - (provider #70029 expires December 31, 2019)
  • Louisiana Board of Nursing - (provider #LSBN10)
  • New York Education Dept - Infection Control Training - (provider #IC140)
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing - (provider #50-2165). Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nurses - (provider #50-2165). Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.

The following organizations recognize CE offered by Western Schools based on its ANCC Accredited Provider status:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • AACN Certification Corporation
  • Competency and Credentialing Institute
  • Forensic Nursing Certification Board
  • National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
  • National Certification Corporation
  • Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

It is the responsibility of each professional licensee to understand what his or her state licensing board requires for license renewal, as well as what that licensing board identifies as acceptable continuing education. Please contact your board for verification if you are unsure of your continuing education requirements.

Nursing Home Administrator Approvals

  • California Nursing Home Administrator Program, certain courses approved. (provider #NHAP #CEP1518).
  • American College of Healthcare Administrators - As an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredited provider, Western Schools courses are accepted by the ACHCA.

NOTE: Under the guidelines of the California Board of Nursing Home Administrator Program, a maximum of ten (10) hours of CE credit will be granted per individual home study course regardless of course length.

Certified Case Managers

  • Select courses have been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Courses are identified with an approval statement in the course description.

Psychiatric Technician Approvals

  • Western Schools is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to provide continuing education to psychiatric technicians. (Provider #V10760)
  • Western Schools courses are accepted by the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians.