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 (www.nln.org). 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.