Bethel's Carter Recognized by National League of Nursing

Bethel University and the Department of Nursing are pleased to announce that Tammy Carter, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the NLN.
     “The NLN’s Academic Nurse Educator Certification (ANEC) Program has conferred new visibility and stature upon the academic nursing community,” said Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN. “Through the certification program, we have made clear to the ranks of higher education that the role of nurse educator is an advanced professional practice discipline with a defined practice setting and demonstrable standards of excellence,” she said.
     Carter is a resident of Camden, and has been at Bethel as an Assistant Professor of Nursing since 2005. She holds two degrees from Murray State University; in 2003, she earned her Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner’s Certification followed by a Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist Tract in 1997. She holds a Bachelor of Science-Nursing from The University of the State of New York and an Associate of Arts-Nursing from The University of Tennessee at Martin. She also attended the University of Tennessee Critical Care Program, and she holds ANCC Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and the DEA Registration Certificate as a Mid-Level Practitioner.
     Past certifications include ANCC Board Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Chemotherapy Administration Certification and Certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN). She has the status of Provider\Instructor in Pediatrics Advanced Life Support (PALS) along with Provider status in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PTLS), and Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS). In addition to her teaching duties, she continues her clinical practice through her employment with West Tennessee Healthcare and the TakeCare Clinics- Nashville Market.
     In 2009, 502 nurse educators were awarded the CNE credential. Since the unveiling of the program in fall 2005 through December 2009, 1,993 nurse educators representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have become CNE’s.