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NLN Allies with Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. for the Development of Groundbreaking Nurse Educator Certification Examination

Continues Long-Time NLN Commitment to Best Testing Products for the Nursing Profession

January 18, 2005—New York, NY—
NLN CEO Dr. Ruth Corcoran announced a critical agreement to develop the testing for its groundbreaking new certification program with respected assessment company AMP: “Certification in any field is a recognized mark of professionalism. In view of the importance of the NLN’s Certification Program for Nurse Educators, scrupulous care was taken to find just the right partner. Applied Measurement Professionals’ resources and significant experience in research methodology and test validation are unequaled.”

Working together, the NLN and AMP can assure the nurse educator community that the best talent will be brought to bear to create this vital examination. “Certification will provide academic nurse educators with the opportunity to have their specialized knowledge, skill, and ability recognized and rewarded,” explained NLN coordinator, nurse educator certification, Tracy Ortelli. Those who seek certification can feel confident that their knowledge will be evaluated in a manner that is valid, reliable, and appropriate for the performance required for the credential.”

In other assessment and evaluation news, the NLN has restructured its approach to test development activities. Working with both its experienced and talented internal staff and the significant resources of several strategic partners, the NLN guarantees the continuing excellence of all its test products.

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The NLN advances quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.