The University of New England Department of Nursing is pleased to announce that Judith Belanger, MS, RN has attained the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Achievement of certification is awarded to candidates after successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing (NLN). Inaugurated in 2005, this program established nursing education as a specialty area for advanced practice. It is a formal means for faculty to demonstrate expertise in the role as academic nurse educator. Certification recognizes the academic nurse educator’s specialized knowledge and capacity for teaching and learning, curriculum development and evaluation, continuous quality improvement, engagement in scholarship, leadership and advancement of nursing in a higher education environment. The University of New England Department of Nursing is the ONLY program in the State of Maine with a substantial number of faculty earning the CNE designation. Currently, seven (7) faculty have successfully achieved this credential.
India Broyles, EdD, associate professor for Medical Education and Director, Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership, has been invited to participate in a symposium on “What makes a leader in medical education?” as part of the annual conference of the Association of Medical Educators in Europe, Malaga Spain, August 29-Sept. 3, 2009. Her presentation on “Individualizing and Formalizing Faculty Development” will be derived from her work in developing and teaching in the Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership. She will also attend a luncheon for Directors of Master’s Programs.
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