DONALDSON â€“ Ancilla College Nursing department announced that Elizabeth Bailey has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.
Elizabeth Bailey has been a Registered Nurse since 2002 with a background in medical/surgical nursing, renal dialysis and obstetrics/pediatrics. She has worked in nursing education since 2008 and achieved her Masterâ€™s in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan in 2013. Her academic activities include the Higher Learning Commission committee, nursing curriculum committee and nursing and health sciences member. Her special interest includes trans-cultural nursing and she has participated in medical missions trips to Ecuador in 2012 and Haiti in 2014.
â€śThe NLNâ€™s Academic Nurse Educator Certification program has conferred new visibility and stature upon the academic nursing community that is long overdue,â€ť said Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN. â€śThrough 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.â€ť
Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu) is a Catholic, liberal arts, Associateâ€™s Degree college in Donaldson, Indiana, sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.