Waynesburg University is pleased to announce that Kathy Stolfer, assistant professor of nursing, 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.
“I wanted to pursue the ‘hallmark recognition for nurse educators’ after extensive years in nursing education and practice to confirm knowledge and expertise in the field of nursing education,” Stolfer said.
The mission of the Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program is to recognize excellence in the advanced specialty role of the academic nurse educator. In 2009, approximately 500 nurse educators were awarded the CNE credential. Since the unveiling of the program in fall 2005 through December 2009, nearly 2,000 nurse educators representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands have become CNEs.
Stolfer holds a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Liberty University.
Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants and public policy initiatives to its 28,000 individual and 1200 institutional members.
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