CGFNS Credential Validation Service for NLN Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE)

CNE Available Internationally

Certification in any professional field is a mark of distinction. The Academic Nurse Educator Certification, offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN), provides nursing faculty a context to demonstrate their excellence in preparing nurses for the profession. Nurse educators who have successfully met the requirements of this program will be certified and will hold the credential as Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).

As nursing assumes a leadership role in the globalization of the health professions, NLN is offering this certification program to academic nurse educators beyond the United States. NLN has formed a partnership with CGFNS International Inc. to validate the credentials of international nurse educators for eligibility for the program.


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Certification Exam

2016 Fees
NLN Member Fee
NLN Non-Member Fee
CGFNS Credential Validation Service$200.00$200.00
» Initial Testing$400.00$500.00
» Retest$350.00$450.00

About the NLN

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies. In the past ten years, more than 5,000 nursing faculty in the United States have already been recognized as certified nurse educators (CNEs).