The National League for Nursing has appointed Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, to lead its new accreditation department, effective July 1, 2014. Said NLN President Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, “I can think of no better person to direct this trans-formative initiative. With Dr. Halstead’s management, the NLN C-NEA will consist of accreditation services that are permeated with the League’s primary principles of caring, reliability, diversity and quality.” “The NLN’s objective to advance the health of the nation cannot be obtained without a dedication to the best nursing information possible,” said Dr. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF. “I am excited and recognized to have the opportunity to provide leadership to this important initiative.”
Currently professor of nursing at Indiana University College of Nursing and director of IU’s Office for Online Education, Dr. Halstead was praised by School of Nursing dean, Dr. Marion Broome: “Judy Halstead delivers a lot of experience to this position. She has more than three years of experience in nursing education, management experience at both the college of nursing and university level, a system of co-workers with skills in this area across the nation and strong knowledge of requirements in nursing education. This unique education and expertise set will allow Dr. Halstead to cause this essential new initiative in ways few, if any, other individual could.”
Dr. Halstead is co-editor of the commonly referenced Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty. Her several awards include the MNRS Advancement of Science Award for the Nursing Education Research Section and the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Halstead is a fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education and the American Academy of Nursing. Her work to promote quality in nursing education is commonly published nationwide and worldwide in more than 50 journals and 100 presentations and she is a frequently desired consultant on the process of nursing education. Dr. Halstead served as National League of Nursing president from 2011-2013.
The National League for Nursing broke new ground in 2005 when it started the Certified Nurse Educator or CNE program to identify quality and advancement. To this day, the NLN CNE credential is the only formal seal of quality in the advanced specialized part of the academic nurse educator. More than 4,000 nurse teachers in all 50 states now hold the CNE credential and the program is constantly enjoying a high level of re-certification. To help candidates plan for the rigor of the examination, the CNE program has offered the CNE Candidate Handbook, self-assessment examinations and an ongoing sequence of training classes. Now comes the Official National League for Nursing Guide to the CNE Exam to complement these resources. A user-friendly, yet scholarly book that will hereafter serve as the specified guide for staff seeking the CNE certification and an essential written text for all nurse educators across the number of colleges.
Published by Lippincott for NLN Press, the book has been edited by Linda Caputi, EdD, MSN, CNE, ANEF. A well known provider of training for nurse educators, Dr. Caputi exemplifies quality and advancement. A CNE herself, as well as a other in the NLNs Academia of Medical Education and studying, Dr. Caputi has a lengthy record of dedication to improving the objective and objectives of the NLN. The writer of a number of well-received guides on nursing education, Dr. Caputi edited Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing (2013) lately released by NLN Press.
The NLNs management role in developing the CNE certification provides with it the responsibility of generating resources to help nurse educators to accomplish it, mentioned National League for Nursing CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. With the publication of the Official NLN Guide, they are offering the best plan to nurse teachers who desire that recognition and who will strengthen the factors of quality, both in class room and practice configurations that the CNE certification symbolizes. Added NLN chief executive Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, senior associate dean of academic programs and lecturer at the Capstone College of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa: As an advocate of life-long studying and educational development, the National League for Nursing has long motivated nurse teachers to add the CNE certification. Now, the Official NLN Guide provides them the resources to happily and openly announce practice of this innovative specialized role in nursing education.