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Director's Corner


Welcome to the Director's Corner where NLN Assessment Services Dr. Dodie Serafini shares the latest happenings in the world of nursing education assessment. 




Starting October 23, NLN Assessment Services is partnering with Proctor360 for virtual exam proctoring.

This innovative collaboration will bring about a live, virtual proctoring experience, ensuring even greater integrity during exams. While this upgrade will entail a minor cost adjustment, we firmly believe that the added value and peace of mind it will bring to test security will make it well worth the investment.  

We are dedicated to providing the best possible assessment solutions for our partner schools, and this enhancement is a testament to our commitment. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our account managers:  
Jesse Ramos: (316) 854-7642; OR Todd Weers: (816) 332-1074; 

 Thank you for your ongoing trust in NLN Assessment Services. 

Are you a nurse practitioner faculty or program leader?

NLN Assessment Services cordially invites you to join a task force dedicated to examining the necessity for an entry assessment in NP programs and collaborating on the creation of assessment blueprints.

Your expertise will be invaluable in determining whether distinct assessments are required based on program specialty or if a single assessment can effectively meet the entry assessment objective. If you are eager to contribute to this endeavor, kindly express your interest in serving on this task force by completing our online interest form.  

Meet the Director: Dr. Dodie Serafini

Dr. Serafini entered her professional nursing career as a licensed practical nurse. Over the next 20 years she progressed through her academic journey. Her MSN is focused on nursing education and her Ph.D. is in Educational Leadership. She holds the NLN certification as a nurse educator.

She has served in the academic roles of dean and assistant dean. In these positions she was responsible for curriculum, evaluation of learning resources, assessment, programmatic accreditation, regulatory and compliance, and supervision of instructional designers.

Prior to being in nursing education administration she was full-time faculty at Front Range Community College in Colorado and was selected Community College Master Faculty of the year in 2006. She also taught part-time at Metro State College and Denver College of Nursing.

Her 17 years of clinical practice was focused in the areas of mental health, geriatrics, and medical-surgical nursing as well as nursing administration. She enjoys working with the geriatric population. She also owned and operated two assisted living homes which supported a placement opportunity for geriatric clients who needed some assistance but did not require long-term care.

Dr. Serafini resides in Colorado with her wife, four dogs, and a cat. She has three grown daughters and four grandchildren who are also in Colorado. She enjoys time with family, reading, sewing, the mountains, hiking, and fishing. She has volunteered as an outreach director for her church, as an item- writer for the NLN CNE exam, as a mentor for MSN students, and at local health fairs.