ANNA has earned Accreditation with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC Accreditation Program. ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum, design, and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like ANNA, meet comprehensive, evidence-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented, and evaluated. Only organizations without deficiencies are considered eligible to achieve Accreditation with Distinction. As of September 2012, less than 10% of all ANCC-accredited organizations achieved this honor.