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Nursing Professor Certified by National League for Nursing

04/04/2011


Nursing Professor Certified by National League for Nursing

The Wegmans School of Nursing recently announced that Dr. Charlene Smith, associate professor, has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

"The NLN's Academic Nurse Educator Certification (ANEC) Program has conferred new visibility and stature upon the academic nursing community," said Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN.

"Through the certification program, we have made clear to the ranks of higher education that the role of nurse educator is an advanced professional practice discipline with a defined practice setting and demonstrable standards of excellence," she said.

In 2009, 502 nurse educators were awarded the CNE credential. Since the unveiling of the program in fall 2005 through December 31, 2009, 1,993 nurse educators representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have become CNEs.


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