UF College of Nursing earns a ‘shining star’ recognizing efforts to advance nursing education

The UF College of Nursing is the recipient of the National League for Nursing’s 2022 Certification Star Award: Honoring the Pursuit of Excellence and Advancement of the Nurse Educator Certification. Half of the college’s clinical track faculty have obtained certification as National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educators, or CNE, and this award recognizes the college’s integrated effort to create an academic environment to transform and advance nursing education. Teaching excellence remains a strategic priority among all faculty at the College of Nursing through a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

The CNE credential is considered a mark of distinction for nursing faculty, communicating to students, peers and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met. With a high number of CNE faculty, nursing students have excellent learning and graduate outcomes, such as high pass rates, satisfaction scores and employment rates for graduates.

The Star Award was presented to the college during the National League For Nursing’s Education Summit in Las Vegas on Sept. 28.