The Maryland Higher
Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced 57 nurse
faculty across Maryland will receive $5,000 each, for completing or renewing
their Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential during the Academic years of 2017-2019.
The Nurse Support
Program II developed a new Academic Nurse Educator Certification (ANEC) Award
program at the request and with the guidance of the Maryland Council of Deans
and Directors of Nursing Programs. The CNE is a mark of distinction and
demonstration of excellence in the specialty area of education.
“This new award
program is one more critical piece in addressing the potential nursing
workforce shortage and will help us to achieve the goal of doubling the number
of CNE credentialed faculty in Maryland,” Secretary Fielder said.
The Academic Nurse
Educator Certification (ANEC) awards represented faculty across Maryland at
eleven community colleges and nine universities.
“The nominations for
this award come directly from the deans and directors of nursing
from the Maryland higher education institutions and the funds may be used
by the faculty for a wide variety of individual professional development
needs,” NSPII administrator Dr. Peg E. Daw said.
development activity that enhances their career will be approved, such as
continuing all professional certifications and licensing for their clinical
specialty, CNE examination fees, continuing education requirements to maintain
the credential, and payment of dues for professional organizations.
institutions nominated faculty and received awards:
The Nurse Support
Program II is funded by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review
Commission (HSCRC) and administered by MHEC, and provides funding for the
ANEC award to faculty who demonstrated excellence as an academic nurse educator
through achieving and maintaining the National League for Nursing’s (NLN’s)
Certified Nurse Educator credential.
The next ANEC award
cycle will be moved to March in honor of Certified Nurses Day™, with nominations due
by March 15, 2020.
Rhonda WardlawDirector of
Communications Maryland Higher
Education Commissionoffice phone
6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3300
Toll Free: (800) 974-0203 (If calling outside of the Baltimore City area)