National League for Nursing - Certification for Nurse Educators
About NLN Recertification
Welcome to the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) certification renewal page. The CNE Recertification Program was created to help you remain current in the practice and continue to expand your knowledge relevant to the role of an academic nurse educator. The NLN's Recertification Program upholds both the objectives of the CNE program and the NLN's vision to promote lifelong learning.
The NLN's decision to introduce a recertification program followed several years of careful consideration and market research. Information derived from surveys of certified members and nonmembers, as well as other benchmark data, showed not only that certification maintenance is standard among comparable organizations, but also that individuals overwhelmingly support some form of ongoing certification requirements for maintaining the integrity of their professional credentials.
This flexible program recognizes that you and your colleagues represent various careers levels, have different, educational needs and career goals, and varying degrees of access to continuing education. Thus, requirements for maintaining certification can be met through multiple sources and a variety of professional development activities intended to help individuals prepare for the challenges ahead and maintain a professional edge by:
- preserving the currency of hard-earned certification credentials
- expanding their knowledge
- reinforcing skills
- improving job performance
- demonstrating commitment to excellence
- increasing competitive advantage
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