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Facilitating Learning: One of the National League for Nursing’s Competencies for Nursing Educators

Class Summary:
Credentialing advances the profession of nursing by both encouraging and recognizing professional achievement . Some of the most important purposes include to meet the needs of learners, the public and employers; to assure consumers that professionals have met standards of practice; to demonstrate an individuals commitment to a profession and to provide an individual with a sense of professional accomplishment (ANCC, 2010).
The National League for Nursing (NLN) grants certification to nurse educators ( The mission of the NLN is to “recognize excellence in the advanced specialty role of the academic nurse educator.” Like the goals of Nightingale College for its faculty, a goal of the NLN is to “recognize the academic nurse educator’s specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities and excellence in practice.”
The process to attain certification as a nurse educator is to successfully pass a rigorous, standardized exam.

Learning Outcome(s):
1. Discuss methods to facilitate learning for learners of all ages, lifestyles, ethnicity, considering various learning styles.

*All courses are provided in partnership with Nightingale College.