POTEAU–Carl Albert State College has announced that three of their nursing instructors recently earned the designation of 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.
CASC Director of Nursing Education Abbie Bailey, instructor Heather Bailey, and instructor Maurica Anderson are all Registered Nurses with master’s degrees and now Certified Nurse Educators.
The opportunity to take the certification exam was made possible through the Dr. Jack Gedosh Endowed Professorship at Carl Albert State College.
Abbie Bailey said, “All of the CASC nursing faculty are highly qualified and several are certified in other areas of nursing. One other faculty member is certified in nursing education, one is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, two are Nurse Practitioners and one is completing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Administration degree. We certainly appreciate the opportunities from the endowed professorships that have allowed the faculty to obtain credentialing in their areas of expertise.”
Kathy Quirk, Executive Director of the CASC Development Foundation explained, “The endowed professorship program at Carl Albert allows for opportunities in academic innovation and expertise that might not be available without the generosity of our donors.”
Statistics show there are now more than 4,000 certified nursing educators in the continental United States.