Allen College Faculty Member Receives CNE Designation

December 12, 2009

Allen College faculty member Mavis TeSlaa has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNEcm) after meeting eligibility criteria and successfully completing a certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing. Goals of the CNE program are to:

• Distinguish academic nursing education as a specialty area of practice and an advanced practice role within professional nursing

• Recognize the academic nurse educator's specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities and excellence in practice

• Strengthen the use of core competencies of nurse educator practice and

• Contribute to nurse educators’ professional development

TeSlaa, an assistant professor of nursing, is the ninth member of Allen College’s nursing faculty to earn this distinction. Between September 2005 and September 30, 2009, 1,888 nurse educators (including 29 Iowa nurse educators) earned the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential. Professor TeSlaa completed her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Iowa and earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Arizona. Professor TeSlaa, who is also a certified rehabilitation nurse, joined the Allen College faculty in 2000

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