Nursing Faculty Member Earns CNE Designation

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University associate nursing professor Tamara R. Chase has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Chase earned the prestigious title by meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification developed and administered by the NLN.

Chase is one of 13 nursing faculty in the state of Utah to successfully earn the certificate. She has been at Weber State since 1985, joined the nursing faculty in 2001. 

The CNE honor takes on added importance at a time when nearly half of the nursing faculty nationwide are expected to retire within the next decade, and 72 percent are expected to leave the profession in the next 15 years.

“The nursing profession faces some key challenges in the coming years,” said Dr. Catherine Earl, chair and professor of WSU’s School of Nursing. “By earning this certification, Tamara will bring additional insight and expertise to our future curriculum decisions and enhance our program’s ability to train the next generation of nurses.”

Funding for the training was provided by South Davis Community Hospital.

WSU’s School of Nursing in the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions prepares graduates for the practice of nursing in a variety of health care settings. The program offers career mobility by providing educational opportunities for nurses at every professional stage and flexible course schedules to accommodate working professionals. Visit to learn more about the school.

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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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Dr. Catherine Earl, chair, School of Nursing
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Tamara Chase, associate nursing professor
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