TJC professor Jodi Seal earns designation as Certified Nurse Educator

Aug 06, 2015 by

Jodi Seal, an associate degree nursing professor at Tyler Junior College, has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator through a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League of Nursing.

Seal has been a professor in the TJC Associate Degree Nursing program for five years.

“The certification is a mark of professionalism and indicates to students, peers and academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met,” Seal said.

“There are several areas of certification/specialization in the nursing field and this has been created specifically for nursing education.”
National League of Nursing CEO Dr. Beverly Malone said, “The NLN’s Academic Nurse Educator Certification program has conferred new visibility and stature upon the academic nursing community that is long overdue.

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 a defined practice setting and demonstrable standards of excellence.”

There are now more than 4,000 certified nursing educators in the continental United States.

Many academic nursing programs in colleges and university settings have recognized the importance of the certification and encourage all eligible nursing faculty to become certified.
With nearly half (42.8 percent) of nurse faculty projected to retire within the next decade and nearly three-quarters (69.7 percent) within 15 years, replacing them is of grave concern to nursing and nursing education.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.

The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 37,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.



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