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Keywords

Academic Nurse Educator, Barriers to Certification, Certification Examination, Certification Value, Certified Nurse Educator

 

Authors

  1. Barbe, Tammy
  2. Kimble, Laura P.

Abstract

AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine differences in how certified nurse educators and noncertified nurse educators valued nurse educator certification.

 

BACKGROUND: No studies have investigated the differences in perceptions of certified and noncertified nurse educators. Understanding these differences may influence how the nursing profession recognizes and promotes excellence within the academic nursing specialty.

 

METHOD: Perceived Value of Certification Tool-Nurse Educator and demographic survey were administered via a web-based survey to a national sample of nursing faculty.

 

RESULTS: Certified nurse educators valued certification with greater agreement than noncertified nurse educators. Personal accomplishment, personal satisfaction, and validation of knowledge were identified as the greatest rewards to certification.

 

CONCLUSION: Nurse educators identified with intrinsic rewards of certification. Despite overall positive perceptions of nurse educator certification, strategies focused on extrinsic rewards may be necessary to increase certification rates. Such strategies may help overcome factors preventing educators from attaining certification.