1/7/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Jeri Berryman, MSN, RN, CNE, who serves as a clinical assistant professor at Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Mansfield, 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.
Berryman, who joined Ashland University in 2013, received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University, her Associate Degree in Nursing from Regents College and her LPN from North Central Technical College.
“The NLN’s Academic Nurse Educator Certification program has conferred new visibility and stature upon the academic nursing community that is long overdue,” said Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN. “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.”
Malone noted there are more than 4,000 certified nursing educators in the continental United States and said the newly certified nurse educators reflect the spectrum of their academic colleagues in the United States:
· 33 percent hold doctoral degrees; the remainder hold master’s degrees
· 43 percent teach in baccalaureate or higher degree programs; 40 percent in associate degree programs; 5 percent in diploma programs; and 2 percent in practical/vocational nursing programs
· 28 percent hold the rank of assistant professor; 15 percent associate professor; 14 percent full professor
· 50 percent have more than 10 years of full-time employment experience as academic nurse educators
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###