TNCC Faculty Earns Certified Nurse Educator Credential

Published: December 8, 2011

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Nursing Program Coordinator Hannah Anderson has earned a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential from the National League for Nursing (NLN). “The CNE credential is a mark of excellence and a commitment to evidence-based practice and lifelong learning in nursing education. I am honored to stand amongst the ranks of nurse educators across the country who have elected to earn this designation. It demonstrates our commitment to the advancement of the nursing profession and to its future which lies in our students’ hands,” said Anderson.

NLN promotes excellence in Nursing Education by providing faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, Nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 28,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.The program has certified 1,993 Nursing educators from throughout the nation and the U.S. Virgin Islands since 2005, according to Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of NLN. “Through the certification program, we have made clear to the ranks of higher education that the role of nurse educator is an advanced professional practice discipline with demonstrable standards of excellence,” said Malone.

An associate professor, Anderson joined TNCC in April. She has Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing from Norfolk State University and a Master’s degree in Nursing Education from Walden University.

TNCC’S Nursing Program equips students with the knowledge and skills required for employment as registered nurses and to also transfer to four-year institutions. For more information, visit




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