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Nurse Educator Certification Reference List

Hagler, D., Poindexter, K., & Lindell, D. (2014). Integrating your experience and opportunities to prepare for nurse educator certification. Nurse Educator, 39(1), 45-48. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000002

Kalb, K. A. (2008). Core competencies of nurse educators: Inspiring excellence in nurse educator practice. Nursing Education Perspectives, 29(4), 217-219.

Lundeen, J. D. (2014). Analysis of unsuccessful candidate performance on the Certified Nurse Educator examination (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

National League for Nursing. (2007). Development of the core competencies of nurse educators. In J. A. Halstead (Ed.), Nurse educator competencies: Creating an evidence-based practice for nurse educators (pp.11-16). New York, NY: Author.

Ortelli, T. (2008). Headlines from the NLN. Characteristics of candidates who have taken the certified nurse educator (CNE) examination: A two-year review. Nursing Education Perspectives, 29(2), 120-121.

 Ortelli, T. A. (2012). Evaluating the knowledge of those who teach: An analysis of candidates’ performance on the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL.

 Nursing Certification

Alleman, K., & Houle, K. (2013). Advanced practice registered nurse certification. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 40(3), 219-222, 216.

 Altman, M. (2011). Let's get certified: Best practices for nurse leaders to create a culture of certification. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(1), 68-75. doi:

American Board of Nursing Specialties. (2005, March). A position statement on the value of specialty nursing certification. Aurora, OH. Retrieved from

Briggs, L. A., Brown, H., Kesten, K., & Heath, J. (2006). Certification: A benchmark for critical care nursing excellence. Critical Care Nurse, 26(6), 47-53.

Byrne, M., Valentine, W., & Carter, S. (2004). The value of certification – A research journey. AORN Journal, 79, 825-835.

Callicutt, D., Norman, K., Smith, L., Nichols, A., & Kring, D. (2011). Building an engaged and certified nursing workforce. The Nursing Clinics of North America, 46(1), 81-87. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2010.10.004; 10.1016/j.cnur.2010.10.004

Cramer, M. E., High, R., Culross, B., Conley, D. M., Nayar, P., Nguyen, A. T., & Ojha, D. (2014). Retooling the RN workforce in long-term care: Nursing certification as a pathway to quality improvement. Geriatric Nursing, 35(3), 182-187. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.01.001

Fitzpatrick, J. J., Campo, T. M., Graham, G., & Lavandero, R. (2010). Certification, empowerment, and intent to leave current position and the profession among critical care nurses. American Journal of Critical Care, 19, 218-226. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2010442

Fleischman, R. K., Meyer, L., & Watson, C. (2011). Best practices in creating a culture of certification.  AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(1), 33-49. doi: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e3182062c4e

Haskins, M., Hnatiuk, C. N., & Yoder, L. H. (2011). Medical-surgical nurses’ perceived value of certification study. MEDSURG Nursing, 20(2), 71-93

Hickey, J. V., Unrugh, L. Y., Newhouse, R. P., Koithan, M., Johantgen, M., Hughes, R. G., . . . Lundmark, V. A. (2014). Credentialing: The need for a national research agenda. Nursing Outlook, 62, 119-127. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2013.10.011

Jones, M. P. (2007). Nursing expertise: A look at theory and the LNCC certification exam. Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 18(2), 12-15.

Kaplow, R. (2011). The value of certification. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(1), 25-32. doi:

Kendall-Gallagher, D., Aiken, L. H., Sloane, D. M., & Cimiotti, J. P. (2011). Nurse specialty certification, inpatient mortality, and failure to rescue. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(2), 188-194. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2011.01391.x

Krapohl, G., Manojlovich, M., Redman, R., & Zhang, L. (2010). Nursing specialty certification and nursing-sensitive patient outcomes in the intensive care unit. American Journal of Critical Care, 19, 490-498. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2010406

Niebuhr, B., & Biel, M. (2007). The value of specialty nursing certification. Nursing Outlook, 55(4), 176-181.

Piazza, I. M., Donahue, M., Dykes, P. C., Griffin, M. Q., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2006). Differences in the perceptions of empowerment among nationally certified and noncertified nurses. Journal of Nursing Administration, 36, 277-283.

Rees, S., Glynn, M., Moore, R., Rankin, R., & Stevens, L. (2014). Supporting nurse manager certification. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 44(6), 368-371. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000083

Schroeter, K., Byrne, M. M., Klink, K. A., Beier, M., & McAndrew, N. S. (2012). The impact of certification on certified perioperative nurses: A qualitative descriptive survey. ORNAC Journal, 30(3), 34-46.

 Shepherd, M. (2011). Why become certified? A personal perspective. Chart, 109(3), 15-16.

Smolenski, M. C. (2005). Credentialing, certification, and competence: Issues for new and seasoned nurse practitioners. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 17(6), 201-204. doi: 10.1111/j.1041-2972.2005.00033.x

Stromborg, M. F., Niebuhr, B., Prevost, S., Fabrey, L., Muenzen, P., Spence, C., Towers, J., & Valentine, W. (2005). Specialty certification: More than a title.  Nursing Management, 36(5), 36-46.

Valente, S. M. (2010). Improving professional practice through certification. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 26(5), 215-219. doi:

Wade, C. H. (2009). Perceived effects of specialty nurse certification: A review of the literature. AORN Journal, 89(1), 183. doi:

 Weeks, S. K., Ross, A., & Roberts, P. L. (2006). Certification and Magnet hospitals. American Journal of Nursing, 106(7), 74-76.

Wilkerson, B. L. (2011). Specialty nurse certification effects patient outcomes. Plastic Surgical Nursing, 31(2), 57-59.

Wyatt, J., & Harrison, M. (2010). Certified pediatric nurses’ perceptions of job satisfaction. Pediatric Nursing, 36(4), 205-208.


Teacher Certification

Boyd, D., Goldhaber, D. D., Lankford, H., & Wyckoff, J. H. (2007). The effect of certification and preparation on teacher quality. The Future of Children, 17(1), 45-68. doi: 10.1353/foc.2007.0000

Darling-Hammond, L., Holtzman, D. J., Gatlin, S. J., & Heilig, J. V. (2005). Does teacher preparation matter? Evidence about teacher certification, Teach for America, and teacher effectiveness. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 13(42).

Goldhaber, D., & Anthony, E. (2007). Can teacher quality be effectively assessed? National Board Certification as a signal of effective teaching. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(1), 134-150.

Helding, K.A., & Fraser, B.J. (2013). Effectiveness of National Board Certified (NBC) teachers in terms of classroom environment, attitudes and achievement among secondary science students. Learning Environments Research, 16, 1-21. doi: 10.1007/s10984-012-9104-8

Hicks, N. A., & Butkus, S. E. (2011). Knowledge development for master teachers. The Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 15(2), 32-35.

Hunzicker, J. (2011). Teacher learning through National Board Candidacy: A conceptual model. Teacher Education Quarterly, 38(3), 191-209.

Jones, J., McDonald, C., Maddox, A., & McDonald, S. (2011). Teacher candidate success on state mandated professional tests: One predictive measure. Education, 131(4), 905-920.

Kane, T. J., Rockoff, J. E., & Staiger, D. O. (2007). Photo finish: Certification doesn’t guarantee a winner. Education Next, 7, 61-67.

 Kane, T. J., Rockoff, J. E., & Staiger, D. O. (2008). What does certification tell us about teacher effectiveness? Evidence from New York City. Economics of Education Review, 27, 615-631. doi: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2007.05.005

Libman, Z. (2012). Licensing procedures, teacher effectiveness, and reasonable expectations. International Review of Education, 58, 151-171. doi: 10.1007/s11159-012-9275-7

 Loeb, H., Elfers, A. M., & Plecki, M. L. (2010). Possibilities and potential for improving instructional leadership: Examining the views of national board teachers. Theory Into Practice, 49, 223-232. doi: 10.1080/00405841.2010.487760

Marszalek, J. M., Odom, A. L., LaNasa, S. M., & Adler, S. A. (2010). Distortion or clarification: Defining highly qualified teachers and the relationship between certification and achievement. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 18(27), 1-29.

Rossetti, J., & Fox, P. G. (2009). Factors related to successful teaching by outstanding professors: An interpretive study. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(1), 11-16.

Sato, M., Wei, R. C., & Darling-Hammond, L. (2008). Improving teachers’ assessment practices through professional development: The case of National Board Certification. American Educational Research Journal, 45, 669-700. doi: 10.3102/0002831208316955

Smith, E., & Gorard, S. (2007). Improving teacher quality: Lessons from America’s No Child Left Behind. Cambridge Journal of Education, 37(2). 191-206. doi: 10.1080/03057640701372426

Stronge, J. H., Ward, T. J., Tucker, P. D., Hindman, J. L., McColsky, W., & Howard, B. (2007). National Board Certified teachers and non-National Board Certified teachers: Is there a difference in teacher effectiveness and student achievement? Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, 20, 185-210. doi: 10.1007/s11092-008-9052-0

White, M. C. (2011). Predicting success in teacher certification testing: The role of academic help seeking. The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 7(1), 24-44.