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National League for Nursing Publishes New Titles to Advance Certification Credentials for Academic Nurse Educators & Academic Clinical Nurse Educators

February 13, 2020

For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Michael Keaton
National League for Nursing Publishes New Titles to Advance Certification Credentials for Academic Nurse Educators & Academic Clinical Nurse Educators
Washington, DC — Three new highly anticipated books from the National League for Nursing are now for sale at the NLN Bookstore:

The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators and Academic Clinical Nurse Educators, 3rd Edition; Linda Christensen, EdD, JD, RN, CNE; Larry Simmons, PhD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC

An updated resource that fully details core competencies with task statements for both academic nurse educators practicing in the full scope of the faculty role as well as the role of academic clinical nurse educators who work with learners in clinical settings. Readers also gain historical perspective; insight into values and beliefs; a theoretical framework; and scholarship that includes relevant definitions, scope, standards of practice, and specific competencies required for both these advanced practice roles within professional nursing education.

Academic Clinical Nurse Educator Review Book: The Official NLN Guide to the CNE®cl Exam; Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, CNE®cl, ANEF, editor

The only preparation book for the NLN Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator Examination (CNE®cl) that aligns with the NLN core competencies for academic clinical nurse educators and the test blueprint, providing test takers with more than 500 multiple-choice questions with accompanying rationales; essential review of test content; and identifying areas requiring further study to optimize success on the exam.

Certified Nurse Educator Review Book: The Official NLN Guide to the CNE® Exam, 2nd Edition; Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Based on the CNE® examination blueprint, this workbook delivers a comprehensive review, including a chapter-by-chapter overview of content and practice test items likely to be encountered on the exam, complete with rationales for correct and incorrect answers. This revised edition streamlines and enhances exam preparation with updated content, additional bulleted lists and tables, additional practice questions, and example scenarios that demonstrate the practical application of chapter concepts.

“The National League for Nursing is the leader in thoroughly preparing nurse educators for their specialized advanced practice role and in encouraging all nurse educators, whether they are in academic or clinical settings, to sit for the CNE® exam so that their expertise is reflected in their professional credentials,” said Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, president of the NLN, professor and dean emerita of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group.

“These latest additions to the NLN Press canon are essential texts for every nurse educator interested in taking his or her knowledge and experience to the next level. The National League for Nursing is proud to offer these resources to support the educational needs and professional aspirations of nurse educators across the country,” said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

The 2019 titles follow publication in 2018 of two volumes that expanded the scholarship surrounding the advanced practice roles of nurse educators and laid the foundation for the development of the specialized certification exam for academic clinical nurse educators, the CNE®cl: NLN Core Competencies for Nurse Educators: A Decade of Influence (Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN editor) and Clinical Nurse Educator Competencies: Creating an Evidence-based Practice for Academic Clinical Nurse Educators (Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, editor).

To order the new titles or any of the previously published NLN Press books, visit the NLN Bookstore at

About the National League for Nursing
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at
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