Director of clinical simulation labs at USG awarded Certified Nurse Educator certification
Patricia Schaefer, DNP, RN, CNE-cl, CHSE, CNE, clinical instructor and director of the clinical simulation labs at the Universities at Shady Grove, was awarded Certified Nurse Educator certification by the National League for Nursing. The academic nurse educator certification was created to establish nursing education as a specialty area of practice and create a means for faculty to demonstrate their expertise in this role. It communicates to students, peers, and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met. By becoming credentialed as a certified nurse educator, faculty serve as leaders and role models. Certification is the mark of distinction for nursing faculty.