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Integrating Your Experience and Opportunities to Prepare for Nurse Educator Certification

Hagler, Debra PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN; Poindexter, Kathleen PhD, RN, CNE; Lindell, Deborah DNP, RN, CNE

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000002
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Certification is accepted as a universal affirmation of expertise. Nurse educators validate and demonstrate expertise in nursing education by earning the Certified Nurse Educator credential offered through the National League for Nursing’s Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program. Educators can prepare to achieve success in certification by reviewing eligibility requirements, creating an individual preparation plan, and using integrated, evidence-based learning strategies.

Author Affiliations: Clinical Professor and Coordinator for Teaching Excellence (Dr Hagler), College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix; Assistant Professor and Coordinator, CNS Adult/Gerontology & Education Concentration (Dr Poindexter), College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director, Graduate Entry Nursing Program (Dr Lindell), Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

The authors are elected Commissioners of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certification Commission, which oversees and supervises the NLN Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program.

Correspondence: Dr Hagler, 500 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (

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