McKendree Nursing Educators Gain Certification

Lebanon, Ill. — McKendree University nursing instructors Dr. Martha McDonald and Sara Bolten, RN, MSN, recently gained certification as nurse educators from the National League of Nursing. The credential is given following successful completion of the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination.

McDonald, associate professor of nursing, coordinates McKendree’s nursing programs in Southern Illinois. The Marion, Ill., resident recruits and mentors students in the university’s RN-to-BSN and MSN programs throughout the region. In April, she received McKendree’s 2012 Exemplary Teacher Award, given annually by the United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education for excellence in teaching, concern for students and colleagues, commitment to values-centered education, and service beyond the classroom.

Bolten, a Louisville, Ky. resident, teaches at the McKendree University campuses in Louisville and Radcliff, Ky.