Oct. 16, 2006
Diane Kemper, a faculty member in HACC's registered nursing (RN) program at the Gettysburg Campus, has completed a rigorous National League of Nursing examination to become a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).

CNE applicants are evaluated for their ability to facilitate learning, develop curriculum, evaluate program outcomes and for scholarship and services. Applicants for the exam must have a master's degree in nursing, and a combination of full-time teaching experience in nursing and master's level education courses.

Kemper holds a master of science degree in nursing from York College with a specialty in nursing education. She teaches advanced cardiac and respiratory courses at HACC and coordinates clinical studies in intensive care. She also holds Critical Care Registered Nurse certification and specializes in the care of patients with cardiac problems.

Kemper, who lives in Gettysburg, began as an adjunct RN instructor at the HACC-Gettysburg Campus in January of 2004 and became a full-time nursing faculty member in the fall of 2004.

"The CNE certification reflects the quality of teaching here at HACC and the commitment to excellence in our nursing program," she said. "Our graduates become wonderful nurses - we hear that all the time from staff at area health care institutions."

The nationwide Certified Nurse Educator program was developed by the National League of Nursing in 2005 "to raise the visibility and status of the academic nurse educator role as an advanced professional practice discipline with a defined practice setting." There is an 85% pass rate for the computerized test.

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