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Wesley Faculty Earn the Mark of Distinction for Nursing Faculty

Left to Right: Rubino and Paxton

Wesley College Nursing Department announced two faculty members, Wesley Professor of Nursing and Director of MSN Program, Dr. Nancy Rubino and Assistant Professor of Nursing, Tamala Paxton have earned the Mark of Distinction for Nursing Faculty after being re-certified as Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). The pair met strict eligibility criteria and successfully completed a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.

“We are proud to have our professors earn the Mark of Distinction for Nursing Faculty,” said Wesley Nursing Chair Dr. Robert Contino. “This demonstrates their continued commitment to the profession and our students.”
To maintain the  special recognition both were required to be in compliance with the Certified Nurse Educators Code of Ethics and demonstrate an ongoing expansion of knowledge in the following eight core competencies of a nurse educator:
• Facilitate Learning
• Facilitate Learner Development and Socialization
• Use Assessment and Evaluation Strategies
• Participate in Curriculum Design and Evaluation of Program Outcomes
• Function as a Change Agent and Leader
• Pursue Continuous Quality Improvement in the Nurse Educator Role
• Engage in Scholarship
• Function Within the Educational Environment
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 healthcare organizations.