Speaker Larry Simmons

Larry Simmons, RN, PhD, CNE, NEA-BC, CGNC, ICE-CCP, FAAN

Senior Director of Credentialing

Dr. Larry Simmons is the senior director of credentialing at the National League for Nursing. His nursing career spans more than 40 years, with the last 20 years spent in nursing education.

He has developed expertise in test construction, test item writing, and faculty and curriculum development. Dr. Simmons leads the task groups at the NLN for the development of the academic clinical nurse educator and the academic novice nurse educator role definitions, establishment of competencies and task statements, practice analyses, and development of the certifications related to those roles. He is also certified as credentialing professional.

Dr. Simmons is an established nationally and globally known speaker and has received the certification of Global Nurse Consultant. In 2023, Dr. Simmons was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.

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