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FAQ's - Topic / Questions - AHCA/NCAL Gerontological Nurse Certification Prep Course

What is the definition of commonly used terms on website and in course?

Access Period: Students have one year (365 days) from the date they claim their slot to complete their coursework. The ANCC certification examination need not be taken during this time.

AHCA/NCAL: American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, sponsors of the UNMC CON CNE provided AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course.

AHCA/NCAL Membership: Entitles purchasers of AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep to preferred pricing. Eligibility is determined by AHCA/NCAL who maintain and are responsible for all membership records.

ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center, is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Cancellation Fee: An amount equaling 15% of total tuition fees paid at time of purchase. Verification failure processing fees are not included in this percentage. Other restrictions apply. Refer to the Terms of Service for complete information.

Cancellation: Purchaser requests to cancel purchased slots in AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep.

Certification: The process by which a nongovernmental agency validates an individual’s knowledge related to their specialty. This process is based on standards that reflect current, real world, high quality practice with a focus on evidence-based practice and the application of clinical experience

Claiming: Process by which an individual RN enrolls in the Gero Nurse Prep course by using a claim code issued to a purchaser.

Claim Code: An alpha-numeric sequence issued to purchaser that is used by an individual RN in the claiming process. (see Slot claim code)

Claim Date: Date on which claim code issued to purchaser was used to enroll in Gero Nurse Prep. Point at which the one year access to course materials begins.

Claimed: Defined as the use of a slot claim code issued to a purchaser to enter into the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course system.

Claimed Slot: Slot claim code was used to access the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course system.

Course Fees: Registration and textbook fees for the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course. See GNP pricing for full details. Course fees do not include the certification exam fee payable to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Eligibility: AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep (GNP) is open to all registered nurses (RNs). It is suggested that RNs who take GNP already meet the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) eligibility requirements, with the exception of the 30 hours of continuing education in gerontological nursing, which GNP provides, before registering for GNP

Employer Sponsored: Organization is supporting the purchase of a slot or slots in AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep by paying up-front at the time of purchase or by reimbursing the RN later. Note that an employer sponsored purchase does not imply that a representative of the organization be required to complete the online registration form on the RN's behalf.

Expiration date: One-year anniversary of the slot claim date.

Extension: Time provided beyond the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course expiration date in order for learners to complete the course. Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis and must be requested by the learner.

Membership verification: Process by which GNP staff verify the claim of AHCA/NCAL membership made by purchasers at the time of registration.

Primary Contact: Individual to which all future communications regarding the purchase, membership verification, and management (adjustments, tracking, reporting) of all slots associated with the purchase will be made.

Purchaser: An individual acting on their own behalf, or that of an organization, that initiates the registration process on the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep website.

Purchase Date: Date when AHCA/NCAL membership verification is finalized, if needed. If verification is not needed, purchase date is the date full payment is received by AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep.

Purchase: A purchase will be considered complete when the following steps have been completed: registration + payment + verification (if needed).

Recertification: ANCC certification is renewed every 5 years to provide evidence of the expansion of professional knowledge and evidence of continued competence in the certification specialty.

Refund Request Restriction: Please refer to the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep Terms of Service.

Refunds: Please refer to the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep Terms of Service.

Slot claim code: An alpha-numeric sequence given to an RN by their organization to use in order to claim their slot in AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course.

Slot(s): A slot equals one enrollment in the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course.

Substitution: Please refer to the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep Terms of Service.

Tracking code: An alpha-numeric sequence issued to purchasers after completion of the payment and verification process. Purchasers may use this to monitor the status of each "slot claim code".

UNMC CON CNE: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education. Co-creator, administrator, and ANCC accredited provider of the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course. Learn more by clicking here.

Verification Failure: AHCA/NCAL records do not support purchaser’s claim of AHCA/NCAL membership.

Withdrawing from Course: Process by which a student indicates that they will no longer be active in the GNP course. Not the same as a cancellation.


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