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NLN CNEA On-Site Program Evaluator Criteria

We are currently accepting applications to become NLN CNEA on-site program evaluators.


On-site program evaluators must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for appointment as a NLN CNEA on-site program evaluator, either as a nurse educator or nurse practice partner.

Nurse Educators

  1. Be a full-time or part-time faculty or administrator in a nursing program that is an NLN institutional member or an NLN CNEA pre-accredited or accredited program with evidence of current professional engagement in nursing education and practice; OR retired nurse educator holding NLN individual membership and continued evidence of current professional engagement in nursing education and practice;
  2. Hold a graduate degree in nursing and an active, unencumbered nursing license;
  3. Possess current knowledge of higher education, nursing education and practice issues; understand the application of continuous quality improvement to the accreditation process; demonstrate excellent communication skills; and provide evidence of contributions to the nursing profession through scholarship, practice and professional service; and
  4. Commit to serving as a volunteer on-site program evaluator a minimum of one-time per year.

Nurse Practice Partner

  1. Hold a clinical appointment, providing indirect or direct care, in nursing practice;
  2. Hold a graduate degree in nursing and an active, unencumbered license;
  3. Possess current knowledge of higher education, nursing education and practice issues; understand the application of continuous quality improvement to the accreditation process; demonstrate excellent communication skills; and provide evidence of contributions to the nursing profession through scholarship, practice and professional service; and
  4. Commit to serving as a volunteer on-site program evaluator a minimum of one time per year.

Application Process

Prospective on-site program evaluators may self-nominate or be nominated.

Applications require the following attachments:

1.    A statement that describes why you want to be an NLN CNEA on-site program evaluator. This statement should be no more than two double spaced pages.  The statement should briefly address the following:

a.    your current knowledge of higher education, nursing education and practice issues;

b.     an understanding of the application of continuous quality improvement to the accreditation process;

c.     evidence of contributions to the nursing profession through scholarship, practice and professional service; and

d.    your ability to apply the core values of the NLN (caring, diversity, excellence, integrity) to the accreditation process. Please provide examples as an educator or as a practice partner that supports your demonstration of the NLN core values.

2.    A CV or resume.

3.    Two letters of recommendation citing your qualifications for the role of on-site program evaluator. One letter of recommendation must be from the head of your nursing program or professional practice site, addressing the criteria as well as support for your participation as an NLN CNEA on-site program evaluator. If you are the head of a nursing program or practice site, please attach a letter of support from your immediate manager. The letters should address your current knowledge of higher education, nursing education, and practice issues; your understanding of the application of continuous quality improvement to the accreditation process; demonstrated excellence in communication; evidence of contributions to the nursing profession through scholarship, practice and professional service, and evidence of your ability to apply the values of the NLN (diversity, caring, integrity and excellence) to the nursing education accreditation process.

If you are nominating someone, address the rationale for your nomination based upon the criteria listed above. The nomination letter serves as one of the two letters of recommendation. Please note that members of the NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners and members of the NLN Board of Governors are unable to provide a letter of recommendation for this application.
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